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Windows 7: Bad Sectors on Hard Drive, Can no longer boot Windows 7

23 Jun 2012   #21
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's a photo of the screen.




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23 Jun 2012   #22
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll have to look around because I'll have to verify Seatools uses BCDW.

In the meantime, you ought to go into your BIOS and see if you can test your memory.

You might also go into the BIOS, make note of any settings you may have changed, and clear to default.

Do the memory test first to see what it reports. Do you have any reason to believe this second CD/DVD burn didn't go right? You might try downloading a fresh copy of Seatools.
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23 Jun 2012   #23
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'll try the memory test. I believe the only setting I've changed in the BIOS is making the Dvd drive boot position first but I'll reset anyway. Funk7997
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23 Jun 2012   #24
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

F5ing,
I also find that error msg strange.

Maybe someone else has some experience with such an error msg.
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23 Jun 2012   #25
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I reset my BIOS but couldn't find an option to do a memory test. Just a thought, if I booted into windows on a different drive, could I use SeaTools for Windows on the bad drive that way? Funk7997
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23 Jun 2012   #26
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That may work. You'll have a better chance if you have the drive connected via the normal connection so that the app can access the drive the way it needs to in order to get the data necessary for a full diagnostics result. In other words, connected via SATA or IDE port (whichever applies) rather than a USB adapter. If you connect via USB it may not be able to read the SMART data on the drive...

Haven't had a chance to check out that BCDW issue yet, I've been kind of busy.
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23 Jun 2012   #27
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't have any (Windows) desktops and I don't know if its possible to connect more than one SATA device to a laptop. USB is all I have access to. Would it still be safe to try? Funk7997
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24 Jun 2012   #28
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by funk7997 View Post
I don't have any (Windows) desktops and I don't know if its possible to connect more than one SATA device to a laptop. USB is all I have access to. Would it still be safe to try? Funk7997
Yes, safe to try. And better than nothing...
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30 Jun 2012   #29
funk7997

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It didn't work. I think I should clone the drive onto a new larger drive since I want to upgrade my storage anyway. Any other suggestions are welcome, but I'm pretty sure this is what I'm gonna do. -funk7997
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30 Jun 2012   #30
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

So in the end we come back to cloning (replacing) the drive by a higher capacity Hard Disk.
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