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Windows 7: HD Stopped booting after resize C: drive

10 Sep 2011   #11
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can boot from a DVD/CD if you change the Boot Order in your system's BIOS.

Normally you press a key (F2 or DEL or F10) as soon as you see the BIOS screens appear to enter BIOS Settings. Then you navigate to the BOOT Tab and find where to change the boot order. Just choose a boot order that boots the CD/DVD Drive before the hard drive.

This is not only important in order to try the Startup Repair, but it would also be needed to use a Diagnostic Disk.

You can download a Hard Drive Diagnostic Utility from your hard drive manufacturer's website as an ISO. Burn the ISO to a CD, then boot with it and it will (normally) run the diagnostic on the hard drive without need for an operating system.

This may tell you once and for all whether the drive is bad.


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11 Sep 2011   #12
vinmicrosoft

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

TVeblen, unfortunately, I am not able to Bios settings

My motherboard is Asrock Wolfdale1333-D667 R2.0. I am little bit suspicious that this motherboard does not supports Win7. However on website , they are claming that it has Vista support.

ASRock > Products > Wolfdale1333-D667 R2.0

I never faced such issues when i was using windows xp prof edition. But when I upgraded with win7, it starts troubling. I replaced and got new hdd from WD. But facing problem with new one also.

Do you know any similar issues ?
IS that any option available to format hdd in this case. So I can install xp again.


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11 Sep 2011   #13
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The operating system (any operating system) will never have any effect on the BIOS or your ability to get into the BIOS settings. The BIOS is loaded and runs it's startup routine before the hard drive is detected, which must be performed before the OS is started.

If the BIOS cannot complete it's startup routine it will end in a failure and the hard drive will not be booted at all.

Below are some snips from your ASROCK manual.
Resist the temptation to make any changes in your BIOS, other than changing the boot order, unless you absolutely know what the change will do!

You've got to be pressing that F2 key repeatedly just after you press the power button - or just as anything appears on the screen.


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11 Sep 2011   #14
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vinmicrosoft View Post
I never faced such issues when i was using windows xp prof edition. But when I upgraded with win7, it starts troubling. I replaced and got new hdd from WD. But facing problem with new one also.

Do you know any similar issues ?
IS that any option available to format hdd in this case. So I can install xp again.
I have never heard of an OS installation (of any kind) killing a hard drive in the manner you have described--btw what CPU do you have installed?

Unless you can get some computers' BIOS to recognize your hard drive, I know of no way you can re-format it...
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13 Sep 2011   #15
vinmicrosoft

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

To -TVeblen and all friends,

I am posting screenshot of my PC for clarification of my issue. There you can see that I have pressed F2 button to enter into Bios but i am unable to do that as booting process stopped after detecting my WD SATA hard disk.
But if i remove my harddisk then i can enter bios as normally.

If you need more details then please tell me.


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13 Sep 2011   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Ah, I see now.

Well, you can disconnect the hard drive to get into the BIOS settings and change the boot order to boot from CD first, but if the hard drive crashes the BIOS then I don't see how you could run any diagnostics.

But before we declare the drive dead...

Why were you replacing the drive in the first place? What happened to the old drive? Was it this same problem or something different?
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13 Sep 2011   #17
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I have a SATA-to-USB converter/adapter here that I'd be inclined to try with the WD. Cost you about $15-20 to try:

Newegg.com - Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2

But it's a long shot i.e. it feels like the drive's been scrambled somehow.
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24 Sep 2011   #18
vinmicrosoft

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I want say to heartily thank you to all friends who help me and a special thanks to TVeblen. .
For my issue I have decided create RMA for my faulty HDD and also decided to buy new motherboard who supports windows 7. Hope in future i will never face such problem.
God bless you all.
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