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Windows 7: Windows 7 Startup Problems

06 May 2010   #21
gregrocker

 

I use GWScan (WD Data Lifeguard) full CD scan which can diagnose and repair failing HD's.

Run the full diagnostics/repair scan followed by chkdsk /r.

Are you using GRUB?


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06 May 2010   #22
Chriso

W7 x64/x86 Ultimate + XP Mode; Ubuntu
 
 

I tried running it, I ran Ultimate Boot CD which includes that file. It didn't detect any harddrives though? Is it because the program is not made to detect SATA drives or what????
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06 May 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

GWScan should detect HD unless it has failed. Is it showing in BIOS now?
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06 May 2010   #24
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The Ultimate Boot CD is more generically orientated and rather outdated at this time being an old set of tools seen there. The Lifeguard cd image you download from the WD support site however is intended specifically for the model series you select for the model drive you have there.

With the much larger variety of drives being mainly sata you need to work with the present tools available to see the best results.
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06 May 2010   #25
Chriso

W7 x64/x86 Ultimate + XP Mode; Ubuntu
 
 

The problem I am having now is that I deleted my windows partition and this tool (WD Support > Downloads > SATA & SAS > WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)) is only available for Windows installations. I cannot install Windows, that is my whole problem. I need to run this utility in order to repair my harddrive, but I can't because Windows is not installed...

I am running Ubuntu because it was the only OS that I could get running so that I could post on these forums =/



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use GWScan (WD Data Lifeguard) full CD scan which can diagnose and repair failing HD's.

Run the full diagnostics/repair scan followed by chkdsk /r.

Are you using GRUB?
What is GRUB? Are you referring to this Boot Loader? GNU GRUB - GRUB 2
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06 May 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

You want to run the maker's HD Diagnostics/Repair full scan from CD, not Windows.

If you download GWScan's latest version, it will unzip to C:Cabs where you'll find the ISO to burn to CD. Use ImgBurn at 4x speed with verify to burn to CD - it never fails.
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06 May 2010   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chriso View Post
The problem I am having now is that I deleted my windows partition and this tool (WD Support > Downloads > SATA & SAS > WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)) is only available for Windows installations. I cannot install Windows, that is my whole problem. I need to run this utility in order to repair my harddrive, but I can't because Windows is not installed...

I am running Ubuntu because it was the only OS that I could get running so that I could post on these forums =/



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use GWScan (WD Data Lifeguard) full CD scan which can diagnose and repair failing HD's.

Run the full diagnostics/repair scan followed by chkdsk /r.

Are you using GRUB?
What is GRUB? Are you referring to this Boot Loader? GNU GRUB - GRUB 2
When you are at the WD support site you didn't look close enough or would have noticed that each item serves as a separate link for a different page. The screen here points to the dos cd page for downloading the cd image.

You will see the iso image download button right above the one for the zip file at WD Support > Downloads > SATA & SAS > WD Caviar Blue / SE / SE16 (SATA II)

Once clicked that will be the one you see hightlighted in bold text.


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06 May 2010   #28
Chriso

W7 x64/x86 Ultimate + XP Mode; Ubuntu
 
 

Yes, but when you click on 'Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)' it shows a list of Supported Operating Systems. I also tried to run it, but it just black screens after it says 'DR-DOS'.
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06 May 2010   #29
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Did you make up a bootable cd or simply running it from a prompt?

Once the iso is burned to disk you boot live from the cd itself excluding any OS involvement like you would with GParted or any other live cds. Another option would be mounting the iso on a virtual drive or see it written to a usb flash drive made bootable.

Seeing a black screen is actually normal for anything dos as far as that part is concerned. If the program won't continue however then you likely saw a bad burn or bad blank used.
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06 May 2010   #30
Chriso

W7 x64/x86 Ultimate + XP Mode; Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Did you make up a bootable cd or simply running it from a prompt?

Once the iso is burned to disk you boot live from the cd itself excluding any OS involvement like you would with GParted or any other live cds. Another option would be mounting the iso on a virtual drive or see it written to a usb flash drive made bootable.

Seeing a black screen is actually normal for anything dos as far as that part is concerned. If the program won't continue however then you likely saw a bad burn or bad blank used.
I burned the ISO to the CD using Ubuntu's "CD/DVD Creator"...
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