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Windows 7: running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

19 Apr 2011   #41
bobsscgirl

 

I thought I had mentioned I do have an external USB drive. I wonder how much space is required for the backup. How would I accomplish this with an external drive. Also I am running Webshots would this be affected by running the system checker link.


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19 Apr 2011   #42
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
I thought I had mentioned I do have an external USB drive. I wonder how much space is required for the backup. How would I accomplish this with an external drive. Also I am running Webshots would this be affected by running the system checker link.
I have never used webshots but as all your photos are stored online as opposed to on your PC it should not be a problem.
To do a back up have a look here; Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup[2]=Backup%20Restore
There is no set size for a backup, but as you go through setting the back up, up, it will be shown to you for your PC. (see the tutorial)
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21 Apr 2011   #43
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

I am unclear how I should proceed as I can not address the cable being possible not fitted or fastened correctly. I have not moved my pc at all so I am curious why the cable could have gotten loose. So I guess it will have to wait until the hectic status of the renovations around here subsides.
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21 Apr 2011   #44
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsscgirl View Post
I am unclear how I should proceed as I can not address the cable being possible not fitted or fastened correctly. I have not moved my pc at all so I am curious why the cable could have gotten loose. So I guess it will have to wait until the hectic status of the renovations around here subsides.
There is most probably nothing wrong with your cable but because we cannot check these things ourselves we have to ask. All these checks will enable us then to say what the fault is and enable us to tell you exactly what to do to repair the fault. At the moment I believe that the drive itself is faulty, the only way to be sure tho would be to try it out in another PC or to try another drive in your PC and see if it works.

Did you get a result with sfc /scannow ?
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21 Apr 2011   #45
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

I am printing out the instructions for running sfc /scannow. It looks a bit confusing to me but I will try it in a couple hours. I can not do it now as there is too much stuff going on here just now. Yes indeed I am learning something else today about my computer! Any way that there is a really simplified list of instructions? Stop laughing, while I do know some things there are some I have yet to learn.
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21 Apr 2011   #46
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As always take your time the sfc /scannow tutorial may look confusing, just do it line for line. I am sure you will manage. It is certainly a lot better written and simpler than anything I could do lol, and no I wouldn't dream of laughing tbh I like the get up and go that you have and the determination to see this through.
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21 Apr 2011   #47
bobsscgirl

 

In running sfc /scannow Option 1 or 2? Yes it is just a bit confusing.
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22 Apr 2011   #48
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It really does not matter whichever seems easier to you
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22 Apr 2011   #49
bobsscgirl

 
running Win7 and discs not being recognized drive is shown

Thanks for the input. I am going to attempt it today as soon as I have finished dealing with renovation, pet problems etc.
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22 Apr 2011   #50
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

bobsscgirl, when you get time and you feel like doing it We would like you to try putting a different CD/DVD drive in the PC ,if you know anyboby you could borrow one off just for testing purposes , But I'm afraid I agree with pooch I think you have lost your drive , Cables can and do degrade over time you do not have to touch them for them to fail ,so it is always worth taking the time just to check
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