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Windows 7: Trouble finding desktop folder before Win 7 repair installation

03 Oct 2011   #11

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Thanks that's great advice and I was trying to give similar to the OP. I think I will see him with his PC today at some point and as Arnold says "I'll Be Back" !

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03 Oct 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

OK good news as OP has purchased a Corsair Performance 3 SSD with 128gbs and successfully loaded W7 with updates, Malwarebyte and his Anti-Virus with all updates so far! We were running into a similar issue loading the SSD when I had him pull his #2 slot DDR2 ram from it's slot and bingo we got a nice clean install in record time. We then removed the Sata III cable from the SSD and re-connected the Sata II original spinner C drive but no joy as it continues to BSOD and loop. Disconnected it and back to the SSD and that's all we got to as the OP had to run for an appt. he'd forgotten about. I was hoping that by pulling the ram that maybe the original spinner wasn't the issue but something is going on.

Any suggestions would be appreciated but we're dead in the water till OP returns and we continue. The big issue here is with the BSOP and looping issue we couldn't retrieve critical saved data sitting on his original desktop. I'm hoping once we get ready to jump into this again we will:Connect his SSD and Original spinner C drive and configure boot to only boot from SSD
  1. Run a complete AV and Malwarebyets scan
    1. Be able to see the important data on his original spinners desktop and back up to another drive.
      1. Copy all settings for his CAD and other setting which I have zero ability to assist him with but worst case he has to reload all software and reconfigure all just the way he likes it.
        1. Then once confirmed that all data and info has been moved/backed up or other then reformat this original spinner for use as a raid mirror set up.
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