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Windows 7: Hard Drive Failure After Restart?

30 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

What brand is your HHD? Here is WD page identify your model and run test. Try run "zeroes" test if it helps.

Where to download software, utilities, firmware updates, and drivers for OLDER Western Digital products

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30 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Have you tried replacing the SATA cable(s)? I was just reminded of that in another Thread in which the OP changed the cable and it fixed the problem.
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31 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well, I got it sorted out. Turns out when I formatted, I didn't think about the system partition windows setup creates. I deleted all partitions and it posted fine. I'm not sure what caused the system partition to prevent the hard drive from booting on this computer but work fine on all others, and I'm also not sure what caused it to screw up in the first installation. I'm not going to argue. Windows is installed now and working fine. Thanks everyone for your help!
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31 Mar 2010   #14

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

well done!
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31 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 x64

Good you made it
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