Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Hdd big problem

15 Jun 2009   #1
Copyright

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 
Hdd big problem

I've decided I HATE partition programs. So I literally bought this laptop yesterday. I installed Windows 7 on it and everything was working fine until I tried resizing the Vista partition. I tried using Paragon, but it said it wouldn't work on x64. I tried using Hiren's BootCD which just made everything worse. One of the programs on there I tried to use told me that the length of the HDD or something wasn't correct and it needed to be fixed, so my dumbass clicked ok. Now, even though the HDD is connected to the computer, it basically is disconnected. When I try to start Windows (Vista and 7) I get a BSOD. I tried startup repair, no installations showup. I tried reinstalling Windows Vista x64, Windows 7 7229 x64, and Windows 7 7100 x86, and all give an error about the HDD. Further more only the OEM and Recovery partitions showed up when I tried to install, so I formatted the Recovery partition to install Windows which gave an error. I went back to Hiren's BootCD and tried looking at the HDD in the programs, and in one it said Bad HDD, the other said Invalid. Now what? lol.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Jun 2009   #2
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Man that sounds like a clusterf#$k.

So correct me if I am wrong but it sounds from your post that your OS installation program is not even recognizing your hard drive properly? Because it should report the full size of the hdd and whatever jacked up partitions you have and then you can delete them all and start over from scratch.

If that does not work, grab a copy of ubuntu and slap that in there and see if that sorts your problem. Ubuntu has some sweet partitioning tools and so on in their install program so you may be able to rectify it from there. Let me know if you need more help or if any of the crap I spouted worked for you. Good luck mate.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2009   #3
Copyright

Windows 7 x64 7229
 
 

It recognizes the HDD, but only 2/4 partitions, on the Vista install it located all 4 and said the other two were unallocated. I'm not really sure what to do at this point, but I will try the Ubuntu.

EDIT: I booted into something called PartedMagic, I ran a TestDisk, and it shows all of the partitons, but I get this message:
Code:
Boot sector
Status: OK

Backup boot sector
ntfs_boot_sector: Can't read backup boot sector.
Status: Bad

Sectors are not identical.

A valid NTFS Boot sector must be present in order to access any data; even if the partition is not bootable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jun 2009   #4
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Looks like your MBR (master boot record) got fragged. Try Ubuntu mate and let me know how it goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Hdd big problem




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit Gateway Laptop NV55C (I would upgrade ut currently not working so a major hardware upgrade is gonna have to wait :( I've got the latest SATA AHCI Driver for my system according to Gateway. As for the latest Intel RST software/drivers, I have version 9.6.2.1001 on...
Hardware & Devices
Blurry Text problem, EDID and registry editing problem on an AMD card.
EDIT:I have found a solution, using a DVI to HDMI cable on an amd card will fix this problem, this thread can now die, hopefully someone else will find it if they have this problem. Basically, i know what the problem is, but not how to rectify it. My tv (Sceptre X235BV-FHD, a rebranded sony...
Graphic Cards
Laptop Windows 7 Problem/Software/Hardware? Keyboard problem
Okay, right now I'm currently trying to find out whats wrong with a keyboard that is on a laptop, after the computer starts there are some script errors, I don't know exactly what they are but I ran combo fix without safe mode and restarted the scripts went away...and it started working after...
Hardware & Devices
Moving windows/icons down problem!! Move right/left/up - no problem
New system i7 3930K CPU Sabertooth X79 Mortherboard GeForce GTX690 GPU Intel 520 series SSD 32GB RAM Dell U2711 27" Monitor Win 7 Pro
General Discussion
Cute Html problem and Video full screen problem
Hi I recently made a mistake and I did a full HP system restore and lost alot of my programs and have had to reinstall them. Some programs are there still but just seem messed up somewhat, like my Cute Html editor program. Suddenly, where there used to be the tabs you clicked on that would...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+