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Windows 7: Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP

30 May 2011   #11
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks for your help, BUT, how do i attach an hard disk drive of a laptop to another laptop??...remember, its not like a portable hard disk that someone can just plug into another laptop with its USB. :/ ?? @ HomeUser66


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30 May 2011   #12
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Since you have had the bad laptop HD out of the computer what is the make & model of it. SATA or IDE HD ? Does your bad laptop have a DVD drive ? You might be able to make a HD Mfg's bootable utility disc to check the HD for errors.

Also I test a lot of HDs with Ext enclosure units

https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1177933

Name: Hitachi
HDD: 5H320-250
MODEL: HTS543225L9A300

AND YH, its got DVD drive....sooo how do i make a HD Mfg's bootable utility disc? adn how do i use it? i'm sure this is my first time of hearing about that :/. Thankssss

@Doc Brown
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30 May 2011   #13
DocBrown

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

Hitachi Drive Fitness Test

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Drive Fitness Test
Version 4.16
The Drive Fitness Test (DFT) quickly and reliably tests SCSI, IDE and SATA drives. The DFT analyze function performs read tests without overwriting customer data. (Note: other DFT restoration utilities may overwrite data.)
NOTE: Currently the Drive Fitness Test does not support 3TB and greater internal drives.
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To run the DFT, you must download the appropriate creator or image and create a self-booting media.
You may create the media under Windows (using the Windows OS version) or Linux (using the binary image), for instructions on how to run the Drive Fitness Test utility download the User's Guide below.
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30 May 2011   #14
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OKK, you copied and pasted that, but can you now PLEASE explain what i have to do with your own words? I'll probably understand that way, although i'm currently still reading the user guide. Thanks @Doc Brown
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30 May 2011   #15
DocBrown

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

You download the .iso file to the HD of your working laptop computer.


<LI class=exe_large>CD image (2,720 K)
Creates bootable CD for Linux, Windows and other operating systems ( requires CD-RW drive and software).

Use a burning program to burn the .iso to a blank CD or DVD ( it's small so it will fit on a CD)
I like ImgBurn (FreeWare Version) The Official ImgBurn Website

Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP-imgburn.jpg Windows 7 not booting up. pls HELP-imgburn_verify.jpg

You then put the Bootable HD Utility disc in the bad laptop with the bad HD. Set the Bios to boot from CD/DVD. Then run the program to test the HD which does NOT effect your current data / files.


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30 May 2011   #16
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK, thanks, i'm on it...currently at the stage of writing the iso file into a disk using imgburn. Its still formatting the disk at the moment.
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30 May 2011   #17
Homeuser66

Windows 10 Anniversary, Linux & still Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I also use an Ultra USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable Adapter, but for what he needs to do, I was trying to help him out the most inexpensive way possible.. Ultra USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable for 2.5-Inch/ 3.5-Inch / 5.25-Inch Drive with Power Adapter at TigerDirect.com
Most people don't do this, but rather take it somewhere and pay money...Here is free advice...This is no dig towards anyone, but rather my explanition for why I told him to do it this way...
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30 May 2011   #18
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

thanks for the advice...i think i get what you mean. gonna try buying that possibly tomorrow, not just for this problem but incase something like this ever comes up again, but for now i'm following @DocBrown's instructions, i'm currently scanning the hard disk with that DFT thingy and it seems like it'll take ages but i'm sooo prepared to wait until whenever and see how that works out, but i'm definitely buying that cable tomorow just incase.

I'll give feedback of whatever happens next to you guys ASAP...wouldnt have even tried anything without your advices being my first question here aswell....Thanks a lot
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30 May 2011   #19
DocBrown

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

Yes, I have used the Tri-Head adapters, also.

USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter Cable | eBay

I'm not 100% sure it is a HD problem, still could be a computer hardware problem. But we just have to try one thing at a time. Yes, I have HD Mfg programs take a couple of hours to test a HD.
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30 May 2011   #20
mbonez

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

test just finished, it says "One or more currupted sectors found"

i have two options, either to run sector repair (sector repair will cause data loss in the repaired file) OR to totally erase the disk.....

which should i do next....sector repair??
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