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Windows 7: Dual Booting

20 Apr 2011   #31
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I didn't delete it from the list, I told it to take away the 30 second decision window. I think it worked after it was shutdown though, instead of restarted. Haven't tried it since this morning.

Edit: Thanks, SiW.


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14 May 2011   #32
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well...this really effing stinks! I turned off my machine before going to bed last night, went to bed, woke up this morning; and found out my hard drive with both of my OS installations on it died last night! So I lost all of my super important information on my F drive last night! *sighs* This really sucks. I'm reinstalling Windows 7 right now. I can't even get the dead hard drive working. Oh well. I hopefully still have all of my info on my D drive. At least I had 1 working drive. I just put in another 500GB drive with the other 500GB I have. Thankfully my father had a second drive sittin' around. I can copy crap I need from my D drive to another one and format the old C & D drives. This just really stinks.

Maybe someday in the future I hopefully can get the old info off of my dead drive. Just thought I'd let you guys know what was going on.
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14 May 2011   #33
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

What test confirmed your HD has died? HD Diagnostic

Hook it up as a slave to your new Win7 install to see if it sees anything.

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14 May 2011   #34
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What test confirmed your HD has died? HD Diagnostic

Hook it up as a slave to your new Win7 install to see if it sees anything.

Reinstalling Windows 7
I tried changing the SATA wires to another port, and wouldn't do anything. I already pulled the drive out and put in another one.
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