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Windows 7: Installed Win7 with 1 SSD and 1 HDD plugged in, BIG mistake, need help

31 Mar 2015   #11

win7 64bit ultimate

clean worked, ran a chkdsk, it came back good. Computer booted perfect with both drives plugged in. Went in to manage, activated it as GPT, tried to use the format wizard and assigned it a drive letter. The formatting failed. Any ideas?

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31 Mar 2015   #12


Delete partition and attempt to initiate MBR from Disk Mgmt.

If further problems test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic
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01 Apr 2015   #13

win7 64bit ultimate

I was able to convert it to MBR, but the formatting still failed and the system upon reboot would not load past the windows screen. So, I went through the previous steps using diskpart to clean it and convert back to GPT and was then able to fully boot.

I was reading some of your other previous posts on this matter, as it seems there's been quite a few over the years, and maybe my SSD was not formatted correctly? In the image in this post it shows 3 partitions on the boot drive and I'm only showing 2 partitions on mine (System and Primary). Thanks again from trying to help me on this.

EDIT: As a side note, my win7 disk is prior to service pack 1. Not sure if this matters when using UEFI.

EDIT: used the Manufacturer's HD Diagnostic Tool and it failed the quick test, called manufacturer and they are RMAing the HD. Thanks for all the help! I'll mark this as solved.
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16 Apr 2015   #14

win7 64bit ultimate

UPDATE: received the new HDD, installed it, formatted it GPT and everything is running perfectly.

Thanks again for your help.
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16 Apr 2015   #15


Glad to hear it. Thanks for reporting back. If this is resolved you can mark the thread Solved at top.
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