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Windows 7: PC slow - don't know why

06 May 2015   #11

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06 May 2015   #12

Windows 7 x64 Professional

I am really struggling with this. Downloaded the iso WHS's link and burned it to disc (checked the 'make bootable' option) butvwhen I started up the machine this was the message I got:

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I have no idea where to go from here. Please bear in mind I am not a computer fundi like the rest of you. What may seem obvious to you is not to me.

The faulty d: drove is curremtly not plugged in so at least thats safe. But I need this to work so all input is appreciated. I feel though as if I'm not getting enough information (as evidenced by my poor results so far). Where am I going wrong?

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06 May 2015   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

How much is your data worth? If time's really running out, take it to a business-oriented computer store/tech place and pay them to image all of your D onto a USB external HD. Now, today. If no monies for such a service, today, buy an external USB HD, with Macrium Free booted or installed and ran from Drive C, do at least one if not two images of your data partition/drive.

Awhile back, my laptop's HD SMART warned me of impending failure. I had HD-spin hours, not days. I managed a fast backup image, then replaced the HD, reImaged everything back.
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07 May 2015   #14

Windows 7 x64 Professional

The data is very valuable so yeah I have thought of going to a specialist service for this. But I like to understand what causes these sort of things (its not the first time this happened) and how I can fix it myself.

That iso I downloaded is not doing the job. Most likely this is down to something I am doing wrong. perhaps I dhould go the install route. Today I will also get quotes from2-3 companies that can do this for me.
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