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Windows 7: Im Dying..........For some Genuine HDD Help

31 Dec 2010   #21
Testo247

Windows 64-bit 7 ultimate
 
 

Hello Fabe! This close..was this close to making it work with your suggestion..However the other CPU is win XP and for some reason doesnt seem to wanna work the way I want it to...

Kork Sir I am A lil confused on how to go about using the method 2 But I am Re reading everything..And you are correct..I do not have a Floppy Drive >_>. If I cant use method 2 Ill trying the other methods...a "friend" of mine provided me with something Called Spinrite to try to get back to my Original problem which is trying to revive my beloved 500g HDD..But Im trying to get over the first Hurdle and thats to make my USB bootable since for some Strange odd Magical Reason in the world I cant hook up 2 IDE devices to this cpu...


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31 Dec 2010   #22
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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31 Dec 2010   #23
Testo247

Windows 64-bit 7 ultimate
 
 

Evening Mr. Doc...I am in the process of trying your method now while still trying to figure out the alternative methods Provided By Krok..However I believe it seems your method either requires me to have Access to a DVD drive or the ISO file(s) of the windows 7 installtion? Im looking into that right now. Seems to be stuck at formating my Drive at 71% so far...
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31 Dec 2010   #24
Testo247

Windows 64-bit 7 ultimate
 
 

Currently Im just trying to make my USB a bootable Device in order for me to run some programs from it as it it was a Bootable ISO that "normal" people use CD or DVDs for...I am able to select the USB medium as one of the devices I am able to boot from..However when I do that it states "Bootmgr" missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart...I can only seem to come back to the same problem and thats not being able to load the bootsect.exe or whatever from a DVD/or ISO. Is there a way around this Important step :/?
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31 Dec 2010   #25
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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01 Jan 2011   #26
Testo247

Windows 64-bit 7 ultimate
 
 

I Honestly and Sincerely Wish to thank everyone who has helped me, provided me links and gave excellent suggestions..However I feel I need a break right now . I have been working on this for the past 5 straight hours, havnt eaten or shaved and this headache of mine is only getting worse >_<. Not an Awesome way to start the New years But. Happy New years to all of you! God bless and stay safe...I will return in a few hours to bug yall for some more help and provide updates on any((if any)) Progress has been Made. Again Thank you very much for your time and patience..I shall return next year .
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01 Jan 2011   #27
Testo247

Windows 64-bit 7 ultimate
 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Im baaaaaaaaaaaaack! Still havnt shaved but I have eaten So I got a lil energy and my Headache is still lingering but..I want this to be over ..

Ive got some news! I "think" I was able to make my flash drive bootable for a program called "spinrite 6.0". It loaded up the program and everything and it even showed me my 500g Sata drive!...BUT..A linger problem That I thought was only Hone to the Bios..Seems to have spread...

For some strange odd Magical reason in the world...When I load into the Bios.. I have anywhere from 10 seconds to a full MINUTE...Before my keyboard just dies and becomes unresponsive...I have no idea what kind of drama bug that is...But ever single time I boot and load up the Bios the Keyboard works fine..the the light on the numlock goes out and No commands moves on the screen..I dont know if the Bios freezes it self or if the Bios just some hows shuts off the keyboard.

I have tried unpluggin and repluggin it back in(( i have a P2 port keyboard the one that hooks into the purple slot on the back of the CPU)) and Just now I tried a USB keyboard and the same thing happens...I feel like i am THIS CLOSE to getting some kind of work or Acomplishment done here and heres a new hurdle ...Has anyone ever heard of this happening and if So I can I tell the BIOS/DOS mode related task to make my keyboard work 24/7?
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01 Jan 2011   #28
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm very far from an expert on this, but it seems more and more to me that you are having a motherboard issue. It would seem to me that you could remove the drive, place it in an external enclosure and plug it into someones working computer. You should be able to then open the drive and see the contents and download them. If that works, it should indicate that it is not the drive there is some other issue. Seagate has a download free called sea tools for windows that will check the drive for errors.
If I am wrong on this, I am certain I will be corrected by some of the expets who have been helping you.
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01 Jan 2011   #29
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

With no software....no windows.....nothing.....just blank drives...the dvd....the harddrive....the keyboard, all that WORKS. The computer will boot to a black screen...say something in the lines of "operating system not found". A white, flashing line appears......Break out the BASIC and party like it's 1981.

Now you have the keyboard joining the ide...unless you are putting both as master/slave (I doubt that) again it will work....The keyboard will work regardless,....

I will say the southbridge is failing on the motherboard...that will mess with the SATA, IDE, Usb, and keyboard....
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01 Jan 2011   #30
krokusnat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
With no software....no windows.....nothing.....just blank drives...the dvd....the harddrive....the keyboard, all that WORKS. The computer will boot to a black screen...say something in the lines of "operating system not found". A white, flashing line appears......Break out the BASIC and party like it's 1981.

Now you have the keyboard joining the ide...unless you are putting both as master/slave (I doubt that) again it will work....The keyboard will work regardless,....

I will say the southbridge is failing on the motherboard...that will mess with the SATA, IDE, Usb, and keyboard....
This is true what he said, you may have had a power surge or just a freak thing happen to the south bridge, I had to get a new motherboard for mine about six months ago when the bios chip decided to wipe itself. That was such a lovely experience! You get nothing and all you can do is get a new bios chip or motherboard the later being the better idea....You can still run motherboard tests if only you had that darn dvd working and see for sure, but it sounds like the board is failing.

Here's a funny thing that happened to me with my first brand new mother board when installing the cpu fan with a screwdriver-slip and poke a hole in the motherboard-who-hoo!!!! Yes sir, makes you what to throw up....

You can get a motherbord from ebay if you find a trusted vendor and even used if you wanted to go that route, just make sure that vendor has warranties and such, that is what I'm using right now is one from ebay I got used for $70 dollars and it's a $300 dollar board. Just find one that bidders are bidding on and use ebay genie to slide your bid under the table in the last 6 seconds of bidding and your a sure winner. Just google ebay genie-(automated bidding online)..
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