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Windows 7: windows 7 will not boot and/or login when adding hard drives

01 May 2011   #11
gazz9496

 
 

do the hdd's have jumper pins and if so are they in the correct place?

also are they showing in the bios as being present or not?

the bios may also have hdd set to raid or some such..without knowing whats there i'm just taking a guess.


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01 May 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

You can download the Parted Magic iso file and burn it to a CD. Boot from the CD and there is a tool in the program that will show the contents of the System reserved partition. Or, if windows will let you, assign a drive letter to the system reserved and it will allow you to look inside. But I would strongly suggest that you not bother the files inside. If you do that be sure to remove the drive letter before you reboot or windows will not boot. I'm not familiar with raid so don't know if this would work. WHS would be the one to ask. Download Free Macrium Reflect, rebuild the array and take a system image of the array. Macrium uses XML for the image, which can then be mounted. Once mounted you may be able to restore the info to individual disks.
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01 May 2011   #13
whatttupG

windows 7 64 bit pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
do the hdd's have jumper pins and if so are they in the correct place?

also are they showing in the bios as being present or not?

the bios may also have hdd set to raid or some such..without knowing whats there i'm just taking a guess.
BIOS is great, its all normal there, everything shows good, everything POST's right

jumpers yes but none of it is set.. and it was all working once wired as is.. the mobo has onboard RAID, but its disabled, the RAID in question is an add-in card on the bus in a PCI slot, the 4 hdd for it are all SATA ports on the card itself, and that logic is stored in the array (as far as the card is concerned) so the drive sequence and all that is read in when the array comes up... if you skip the card, neither the BIOS or windows see's those drives in any fashion
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01 May 2011   #14
whatttupG

windows 7 64 bit pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You can download the Parted Magic iso file and burn it to a CD. Boot from the CD and there is a tool in the program that will show the contents of the System reserved partition. Or, if windows will let you, assign a drive letter to the system reserved and it will allow you to look inside. But I would strongly suggest that you not bother the files inside. If you do that be sure to remove the drive letter before you reboot or windows will not boot. I'm not familiar with raid so don't know if this would work. WHS would be the one to ask. Download Free Macrium Reflect, rebuild the array and take a system image of the array. Macrium uses XML for the image, which can then be mounted. Once mounted you may be able to restore the info to individual disks.

hmm... yeah, i'm not crazy about playing with the install like that either, but i would like to see whats inside the E: drive, in case there is something there that is my culprit

well my h4x0r5 got me in again today, and honestly, i've had it up to 'here' with defeat on this, its killing me... i have 25k digital pictures at about 38 Gb to copy out, and 27k files in mp3 and music videos, at about 164 Gb, so i'm going to copy that across to the C drive and not reboot until thats done

will lookup those software titles you offered, will probably not take action yet though, i have some copying to do

thx to all who offered and still open to input for sure
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02 May 2011   #15
whatttupG

windows 7 64 bit pro
 
 

[off topic]

congrats to our armed forced on hunting down and finishing the job on OBL, the world is now a better place

and on a related side note, looks like ole GWB was right all along... 'magine that!!

[/off topic]
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