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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

23 Oct 2010   #191
DocBrown

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

[QUOTE=gregrocker;1032131]
But running the Extended Test is a good idea, anyway, since I dont' think any of us are confident in the HD. So many of the google results I've read for all of her errors point to bad HD.

I like your thinking, Doc. These errors all seem to have in common possible boot sector corruption which may require more than one set of zeroes to overwrite.

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No Greg, that is why I built a new Home Prem desktop from scratch today to see the size of the Home Prem 32 bit install. It was 9.10gb.


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23 Oct 2010   #192
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Partition Wizard has many different wipe options.

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23 Oct 2010   #193
gregrocker

 

The Dept of Defense (DOD) standard for a HD being wiped good enough to avoid data recovery is 3 sets of zeroes, which is listed above on the PW options Ted posted.

I'd set aside 3-4 hours to do that and then you'll know if boot sector corruption is the cause which is highly likely. In fact the Startup Repair result you got "Missing OS loader" points directly to it, which is why I had you run the commands to rebuild BCD last night.
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23 Oct 2010   #194
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok good, because I haven't checked back since my last post (went out to grab food) and I had left PW writing zeros. It looks like its not going to be done for a while, but it's moving along
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23 Oct 2010   #195
DocBrown

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

I'm glad you have been patient with us. I once made an image of a 80gb HD that took 12 hours, it was on a slow CPU computer. But when I restored the image to a new HD it worked!
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23 Oct 2010   #196
gregrocker

 

While that's running: do you have another computer with Win7 or which you could install Win7 temporarily onto a partition on the HD?

There is a way to get Win7 onto your problem HD (if it's tested out to be good) without having to install it. I do this sometimes on problem installs which are taking too much time.
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23 Oct 2010   #197
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
doc,
I like the new avatar. One of these days I'll have to learn how to do those fancy things. Recognize that mine is from the Arizona Haunted House?


Karl,
How's this for starters....
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Want something else? Let me know!


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23 Oct 2010   #198
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
While that's running: do you have another computer with Win7 or which you could install Win7 temporarily onto a partition on the HD?

There is a way to get Win7 onto your problem HD (if it's tested out to be good) without having to install it. I do this sometimes on problem installs which are taking too much time.
What would I do with another Windows 7 pc? Because there is someone I could bribe... the pc i've been using the past few days is an xp...
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23 Oct 2010   #199
gregrocker

 

By installing WIn7 to a partition on the other computer, creating a backup image of it saved to external, you can restore image to laptop HD.

Before booting up, use Paragon Adaptive Restore CD to remove all of the drivers so new ones are installed fresh for the new hardware.
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23 Oct 2010   #200
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

O_O

?????????

PW is at 62% DoD 3 passes... I'll take it one step at a time from there
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