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Windows 7: Setup hangs after automatic restart

28 Sep 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

From A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility

Quote:
clean [all]

Use the clean command to remove partition or volume formatting from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors. By default, only the MBR or GPT partitioning information and any hidden sector information on MBR disks is overwritten. If you specify the all parameter, each and every sector can be zeroed, and all data that is contained on the drive can be deleted.



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28 Sep 2010   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
From A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility

Quote:
clean [all]

Use the clean command to remove partition or volume formatting from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors. By default, only the MBR or GPT partitioning information and any hidden sector information on MBR disks is overwritten. If you specify the all parameter, each and every sector can be zeroed, and all data that is contained on the drive can be deleted.clean [all]


OK, that is what I was wondering from Brink's tutorial but that still leaves a lot that could be left on the HDD, a rather virulent virus comes to mind, right?

I do agree that some may get itchy waiting for a "clean all" on a big HDD but there are dues that have to be paid if they want to get something sorted.
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28 Sep 2010   #33
gregrocker

 

If there is hint of infection, or Ubuntu was on the HD, or any other kind of mess then I go for Clean All.

But after zeroing every HD on reinstall for years, I finally listened to others telling me this is overkill and possibly aging the drives. Instead I spend the time Disk Checking, running HD maker's diag/repair scan, then during install: delete and format.

What do others think?
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29 Sep 2010   #34
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

hey Gregrocker how you doing??

My system is doing great but i am having this annoying booting problem with a "20" readout on the debug led.
I looked in my mobo's manual and it says it's something related to sleep mode.So, I suspect that Acpi has something to do with it.

My questions are:

Can I disable Acpi in the Bios and have no problems later?

If I disable Acpi, do I need to reinstall the OS?

If I disable Acpi, would that have an impact on sharing IRQ's?

Do I need to share IRQ's?

Thanks, and sorry for deviating the subject.
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29 Sep 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

What is the ACPI sleep mode setting in BIOS now? Try another.

Test also that Sleep is working in Power Options while trying each setting.
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29 Sep 2010   #36
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the ACPI sleep mode setting in BIOS now? Try another.

Test also that Sleep is working in Power Options while trying each setting.
Please, if you could just answer my questions I would appreciate it.

I have tried everything (I think) on the BIOS, this is an old booting problem I've been having for months, and disabling Acpi is the only thing I have not tried.

In case you want to check out: strange booting problem

replacing my xfx nforce sli 750i mobo: Advices

These are the threads where I receive all type of recommendations for my booting problem, but I was never able to fix it.

Nowadays I have to go through the same proccess described in the first posted thread to turn on my computer succesfully.

THANKS
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29 Sep 2010   #37
gregrocker

 

I wouldn't have asked you to check the ACPI sleep setting in your BIOS if it wouldn't possibly help your ACPI sleep error issue.

BIOS Settings: S1 or S3 for Hybrid Sleep?
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30 Sep 2010   #38
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I wouldn't have asked you to check the ACPI sleep setting in your BIOS if it wouldn't possibly help your ACPI sleep error issue.

BIOS Settings: S1 or S3 for Hybrid Sleep?
I don't use nothing that has to do with sleep,hibernation, suspend.
everything is disabled in power options.
...and I have tried S1 and S3. ...The only options available in Bios.
thanks
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30 Sep 2010   #39
gregrocker

 

Fix your sleep and you may fix the ACPI problem. That's how I'd go about it.
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30 Sep 2010   #40
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Fix your sleep and you may fix the ACPI problem. That's how I'd go about it.
ButI have nothing to do with sleep enabled,
so there is nothing to fix??
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