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Windows 7: HDD problem HELP!!

25 Feb 2011   #1
knux07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
HDD problem HELP!!

OK so i was connecting my hdd to pass some backups because i'm changing to windows 7 i changed now i have a clean w7 and not stupid vista when i connect the HDD 20 min pass and nothing i go to partition manager and it says that it cannot be initialize i have vital info from my job in there and also is asking me MBR or GPT i dont know what that is can some one help me what do i choose and if its gonna format my HDD....


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25 Feb 2011   #2
play2mefish

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knux07 View Post
OK so i was connecting my hdd to pass some backups because i'm changing to windows 7 i changed now i have a clean w7 and not stupid vista when i connect the HDD 20 min pass and nothing i go to partition manager and it says that it cannot be initialize i have vital info from my job in there and also is asking me MBR or GPT i dont know what that is can some one help me what do i choose and if its gonna format my HDD....
When you say "connect the HDD", are you referring to an external source or did you connect it internally?

Did you overwrite the Vista installation or did you do a clean install? Are you referring to more than one harrdrive?

I will need some clarification before I can assist you. Maybe someone else will understand and chime in...
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25 Feb 2011   #3
knux07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

1. is an external hdd sata 1.5 tb western digital
2. it was a clean install i even installed all the updates including service pack 1 of w7
3. it did work when i was passing some video files to a friend this morning but now it didn't work when i was back home
4 an last i update all today and perfectly saw some videos at work but when i got home the pc was finishing the updates i restarted it and then now conecting it and na nothing not even the icon i can only see it in partition manager asking me GPT or MBR
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25 Feb 2011   #4
knux07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
When you say "connect the HDD", are you referring to an external source or did you connect it internally?

Did you overwrite the Vista installation or did you do a clean install? Are you referring to more than one harrdrive?

I will need some clarification before I can assist you. Maybe someone else will understand and chime in...
1. is an external hdd sata 1.5 tb western digital
2. it was a clean install i even installed all the updates including service pack 1 of Windows 7
3. it did work when i was passing some video files to a friend this morning but now it didn't work when i was back home
4 an last i update all today and perfectly saw some videos at work but when i got home the pc was finishing the updates i restarted it and then now conecting it and na nothing not even the icon i can only see it in partition manager asking me GPT or MBR
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25 Feb 2011   #5
play2mefish

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

So it works on a friend computer but not yours...

I had an external harrdrive that did this and it turned out to be lack of power from the USB port. So, if your external HDD does not have an external powersupply, then switch to a different USB port and prefereably one from the back of the desktop.

We know the drive works fine because it works on your friend computer. Hope this helps.
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25 Feb 2011   #6
knux07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by play2mefish View Post
So it works on a friend computer but not yours...

I had an external harrdrive that did this and it turned out to be lack of power from the USB port. So, if your external HDD does not have an external powersupply, then switch to a different USB port and prefereably one from the back of the desktop.

We know the drive works fine because it works on your friend computer. Hope this helps.
well now im thinking that my external hdd is causing this because i tried with a different hdd and same error and i cant hear it but i said "what i don't believe it" the hdd i was trying to connect was my laptops this time and the same error i put it back on the laptop and it did boot so my guess is the enclosure and not the hdd but one Q still bugs me when this message of MRB and GPT appears will it format a hdd if select one of them
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25 Feb 2011   #7
knux07

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

scratch that it booted an old 80gb hdd from my previous laptop

new update with old hdd it works 80gb but 250 nothing happens the only difference i think is the voltage the bigger ones are 3.5 and 80 is normal laptop hdd but old doesn't req to much voltage i think

waht am i trying to say is tha m external enclosure works with 2.5 and not 3.5


this my external enc
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25 Feb 2011   #8
play2mefish

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Is the laptop haddrive SATA or IDE? What I have done before is to connect a laptop hdd to my desktop using one of the internal SATA connections and powersupply from the desktop. Just sort of let the hdd lay just outside the case while you retrieve your data.

"Q still bugs me when this message of MRB and GPT appears will it format a hdd if select one of them" Probably, it will try and could make matters worse.
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