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Windows 7: Boot confusion HELP !!

05 Feb 2011   #11
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Glad I could help mate, you can recover that space into the Windows partition using PW but it won't hurt anything if you don't and it may be good to leave well-enough alone for now eh.
Lol do you think

Thanks

Danny


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05 Feb 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
.Im sure your right there is other things going on may have to grin and bear it untill i find the time for a clean install.Not even sure recovering from an image will solve things as im not sure how long the boot corruption has been going on.Dont like to point fingers but never had a problem untill i installed the sp1 leak.Maybee theres a lesson there somewhere
To assure no boot sector corruption remains be sure to wipe the HD before clean reinstalling or reimaging. PW has it on the bootable CD Disk tab.
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05 Feb 2011   #13
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
.Im sure your right there is other things going on may have to grin and bear it untill i find the time for a clean install.Not even sure recovering from an image will solve things as im not sure how long the boot corruption has been going on.Dont like to point fingers but never had a problem untill i installed the sp1 leak.Maybee theres a lesson there somewhere
To assure no boot sector corruption remains be sure to wipe the HD before clean reinstalling or reimaging. PW has it on the bootable CD Disk tab.
Greg

Is there any difference between wiping with PW and diskpart.It takes about 3 1/2 hours to wipe my 320gig hdd with diskpart is PW any quicker.

Thanks

Danny
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05 Feb 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Possibly, but not likely. About one hour per 320gb is normal.

You might want to run Surface Scan from PW Disk tab, then create one large partition for the purpose of Checking File System on PW rightclick menu.

If you have bad sectors you should advance to the HD maker's diagnostics/Repair extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check from the Win7 DVD Command Line.

http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
Disk Check
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05 Feb 2011   #15
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Possibly, but not likely. About one hour per 320gb is normal.

You might want to run Surface Scan from PW Disk tab, then create one large partition for the purpose of Checking File System on PW rightclick menu.

If you have bad sectors you should advance to the HD maker's diagnostics/Repair extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check from the Win7 DVD Command Line.

HD Diagnostic
Disk Check
My last wipe took 3 1/2 hours with diskpart for 320gig thats why ive been putting it off just dont have the time for that really.Why so long

Danny
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05 Feb 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

It could be a disk problem which is why I showed you how to run a PW Surface Scan and check File System to find out if you have issues which might need more attention.
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06 Feb 2011   #17
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It could be a disk problem which is why I showed you how to run a PW Surface Scan and check File System to find out if you have issues which might need more attention.
Ok after all that ive done a clean install overnight.All working well again.No disk errors found with PW Surface scan or chkdsk but still took over 3 hours to wipe the disk.Thanks to all that helped. Danny
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06 Feb 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just because I'm curious, did you re-create the SysResv partition and mark it active for the install?
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06 Feb 2011   #19
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just because I'm curious, did you re-create the SysResv partition and mark it active for the install?
Hi BFK

Yes i created the sys res partition using one of your tuts i think before installing
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06 Feb 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good on you mate, thanks for the reply.
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