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PSU died, replaced BAD hard disk on startup

Q: PSU died, replaced BAD hard disk on startup

3 year old Gateway computer running XP, shut off computer one day, it had been running extremely slow, went to start up next day, wouldn't turn on. Replaced the PSU and booted it up, now getting error message while booting up:

Pri Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace.

I can hit F4 to boot up all the way.

Any chance this is related to the psu dying or just a coincidence the hard disk is now failing too.

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Preferred Solution: PSU died, replaced BAD hard disk on startup

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dvd player doesn,t work-----------drivers are up to date, and hardware is working---also can't scroll with touch pad----what do I need to do ------- 

A:Gateway NE56R41U--hard drive died, so I replaced i...

Try this, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us

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Web cam doesn,t work and dvd player doesn,t work-----------drivers are up to date, and hardware is working---also can't scroll with touch pad----what do I need to do ------- 

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Hi,

Last night my hard disk screamed really loudly and has now died. I get the NO IDE DISK message.
I obviously need to replace the hard disk.
Can anyone please tell me how and where to buy one. At least 80 Meg or more. Cannot find anything on the Toshiba web site about spare parts.

I live in Spain so will need to get it shipped to me.

Also does anyone know if someone can examine the old hard disk and try and rescue my data. A lot was not backed up. Such as photos and kids singing.

Thanks

jB

A:Qosmio E10: Hard Disk died - NO IDE DISK message

Hi

Try to connect HDD to other PC as external one. Maybe you will be able to rescue some data. Other way you can try to check HDD using sector repair tool. One of them is HDD regenerator.

Maybe after doing this you will be able to start OS again. I have had similar problem. HDD Regenerator will not repair HDD but it can be used again.

In my opinion you don?t need any special HDD and I also think that you should be able to use 100GB one. You can order it by service partner in your country or take old one in pc store and talk with your local dealer. He will advice you what to do.

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After replacing a crashed 320 GB disk with a 1 Tb disk and following recovery proceedure the new disk now operates OK but only shows the same amount of space as the previous disk. Is it possible to bring into use the missing disk space.

A:Replaced Hard Disk

For others to help you please post on of these.

By Golden:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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May Hard Drove crashed and I had not backed up my system. I know better, but it happened. The issue is that I do not have the operating system CD's. I have my Windows Product ID, but no installation disks. Anybody knwo if I can get a copy HP? Not sure if I had 64 bit or 32 bit. Any help wilol be appreciated.

A:Hard disk died and no sysyem backup

Hello RayErg,  If your PC has more than 4GB of RAM, use 64 BIT, If no then 32 Bit only. Please go the below link and order: http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/mode...  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee  

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Lenovo laptop G580I have created a Windows 10 recovery onto to a USB stick.I have replaced my faulty hard drive, but now I can't recover windows to the replacment hard drive.When starting up with the new hard drive installed I get the blue screen with "Choose Language Option"After choosing language I get the Troubleshoot or Turn off  optionWhen choosing the Troubleshoot option, I only get the optionsSystem Restore - use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore WindowsSystem Image Recovery - recover Windows using a specific system image fileI am not seeing the option Recover from a Drive, which should be there, I believe, from various Internet messages and posts I've seen Can anyone hlep please to get my laptop back up and running Windows 10 ? Geoff

A:Can't recover Windows 10 on to replaced hard disk

If you are not getting the Recover from Drive option, you must have missed selecting the option to "Backup system files to the recovery drive" when creating the Recovery drive, so you will have to download and create Windows 10 Installation Media to reinstall Windows 10 to you laptop.     Download Windows 10https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 When you get to the point where it asks for a Product Key, select the to skip  (or I do not have a key) option and Windows will automatically activate upon completion of the installation.  Unfortunately you will be starting clean, so any data will have to be restored from backup, and applications will have to be reinstalled.  FYI, If you do no have your data backed up, with luck you may still be able to recover it from the old drive if it just failed to boot from the drive, by mounting the drive into an external 2.5 inch USB enclosure, and copying off the the c:\users\<username> folders to your new HD.  Cheers, 

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Hi, I forgot to create any recovery disks for my E532 laptop and the hard disk has failed. I?ve bought a new hard disk thinking I could download a build disk from Microsoft and input the key for Windows. However I get no boot options at all, i.e. the bootable device list is blank. I have changed the boot order to no avail. I don?t want to have to buy recovery disks if possible so is there a way round please? It was Windows 8.1 when I bought the laptop and upgraded to W10.Thanks

A:hard disk replaced need to rebuild laptop

just follow these simple steps:download the iso file of microsoft windows 10 (x64 if your PC has over 4GB of ram) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10download Rufus, plug an USB flash drive and set Rufus as on the home page screen:https://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_USclick on the little disk icon on Rufus and point to the downloaded iso filelet Rufus copy the installation files on USB flash drivereboot your PCplug the USB flash drive, press F12 at next boot and choose the USB flash drive as bootable deviceproceed with windows 10 installation and skip the product key requestenjoy your windows 10 installation

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Hi,
I am having HP pavilion sleek book laptop and it was having Windows 8. Recently the hard disk got crashed.
I have replaced it with new one and installed windows 8.1 from Microsoft site. Since it is EOM based, Windows didn't get activated. Unfortunately I don't have recovery disk and HP asking too much money for providing the recovery disk.

Can you please suggest how to fix the issue.

Thanks in Advance...

A:Windows 8.1 activation - Hard disk replaced

You will need to extract your Windows 8 OEM key and activate with that.

Product Key - Find for Windows 8 (option 5 will backup you key for future reference)

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Dear Community Members, My hp Machine is - Pavilion 15 n210se I old hard disk failed and i need put all including OS and Drivers.  I machine came with windows 8, is this upgradable to Windows 10? Please mention the steps to install the Genuine Windows on my PC.  my question is 1. Where i can download the Genuine OS ? 2. Is it possible to place the DiskImage of WIndows Installation as before, so that i can use the recovery tool.3. how to get the Windows 10 ?      or shall i install windows 8 and do all updates to get the Windows 10?  With Regards,Faizana 

A:Hard Disk replaced - How to get back Genuine OS?

Hello @faisana,  You need to know few things about HP Recovery Media:1) It is NOT downloadable, you have to order the physical media2) It is not free, you have to pay for it You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836If HP no longer provides Recovery Media for your model, a couple of other sites you can check are: http://www.computersurgeons.com/ and http://www.restoredisks.com/Good Luck Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Bu... Read more

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I sent my portable to Hp on account of a hard disk problem.  My disk contained Win 10.  They replaced the disk as my portable is still on warrantee.   For some reason that I cannot understand they shipped my portable back to me with Win 8 in it instead of my Win 10.  I am getting the run around from people on the help lines(from other countries); You should hear some of their solutions, i.e replace the chip on the MB and other stupid answers. I am trying to get my Win 10 back, surely HP must be able to supply me with a link, but I guess that is beyond their comprehension. Sorry for sounding so hard but at 80 years of age,  I don't have much patience left. Maglite











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A:Wrong Windows on replaced hard disk

Hi, As mentioned on my last reply, HP can only reset your machine back to its original Windows because HP does not own Microsoft products. Many thanks to let us know Microsoft gave you free upgrade because they stopped this few days ago. My last point: I don't know why they (from HP Support) asked you to change chip on the MB. Have a good weekend. Regards.

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I bought a notebook in 2010. I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro right after purchase.

I created a Windows 7 repair disk April 2011.

My hard disk crashed this month and will be replaced and loaded (by manufacturer) to the image as of the purchase in 2010.

When I get the PC, will it help me to use the repair disk?
In my dreams, I'd want to restore Windows and maybe settings and drivers at least to the time the repair disk was created.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance,

Tom

A:can I use Windows7 repair disk if hard drive is replaced?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thomas1004


I bought a notebook in 2010. I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro right after purchase.

I created a Windows 7 repair disk April 2011.

My hard disk crashed this month and will be replaced and loaded (by manufacturer) to the image as of the purchase in 2010.

When I get the PC, will it help me to use the repair disk?
In my dreams, I'd want to restore Windows and maybe settings and drivers at least to the time the repair disk was created.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance,

Tom


When you get the PC, it will have Windows on it just like when it was new. Using your Repair Disk would not put your settings or anything else that you had put on there. It is only for, well Repair. You will have to install all of your programs again.

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Hi! My sister's PC went dead and technician said the motherboard had to be replaced. When she got back the PC, the hard disk had been modified -- she didnt have all of her applications and her documents and personal stuff were in a new folder with her name. I wonder if if is necessary to install a new HD when the MB is replaced. Wouldn't the previous hard drive work with a new board? Thank you for your help.
 

A:Solved: Replaced motherboard -- hard disk changed

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So lo and behold this morning I found my internal hard drive disk was not working. I ran the pre boot diagnostics and everything else was working fine. I went to best buy and got another hard drive (1 TB SATA drive) and switched the old one with the new one. The computer still won't boot, but now the pre boot diagnostics recognizes the drive is present and says it's working fine. Any ideas?
 

A:Internal Hard Disk Drive not found... After replaced!

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So my laptop broke, something to do with corruption of data and i have no idea how, already angry because of something i didnt want to happen... during a very important time of the year for work...

I now am in the situation where i already spent around 300 dollars USD fixing my laptop, now that i have a fresh new working hard drive how do i get my OS back?

I bought it from a retailer, my broken hard disk is inaccessable so i cant get into it and seek out it's activation code ETC.

Anyone ever had this situation before? how do i get back my windows 7 OS with it's key that no one is using.

Im not going to spend all of that money again since it was part of the package of buying that laptop.

Please assist.

A:Laptop Broke, replaced hard drive Disk, What about my windows 7!?!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by louis cardinal


So my laptop broke, something to do with corruption of data and i have no idea how, already angry because of something i didnt want to happen... during a very important time of the year for work...

I now am in the situation where i already spent around 300 dollars USD fixing my laptop, now that i have a fresh new working hard drive how do i get my OS back?

I bought it from a retailer, my broken hard disk is inaccessable so i cant get into it and seek out it's activation code ETC.

Anyone ever had this situation before? how do i get back my windows 7 OS with it's key that no one is using.

Im not going to spend all of that money again since it was part of the package of buying that laptop.

Please assist.


Your laptop should have a sticker on the bottom with the key for your version of windows. Also, your manufacturer might provide recovery disks.

This is another good reason to always make the recovery disks when you first setup your new laptop.

Rich

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Laptop model: Dell Latitude e6420
I found the windows key within the battery compartment
Windows version: Windows 7 Pro OA
I replaced my old hard disk because it simply did not work anymore and now when I try to start my laptop, I get the message that there are no boot devices.
My mom bought me this laptop years ago and it is a refurbished laptop. How do I re-install windows on it?

'Hope someone can help. I know nothing about computers. Thank you in advance to the kind soul(s)!

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I have a Dell Inspiron N 5010.  I had to put in a new hard drive.  I do not have a disk with windows 7 on it.  I have a recovery disk but it does not work.  How do I get back my OS?  Also the windows code on the bottom of the computer has worn off and is not readable.  Can anyone help me?
 
 

A:Dell Inspiron N 5010 replaced hard drive have no OS disk

Welcome,
Is your Dell registered with Dell? Have you contacted them to see what help they can provide?
Thanks

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Soo, I own an Acer Aspire V3-771G-9456 laptop, before the crash it was running windows 8, which came preinstalled.

The other day I had gotten a USB in order to make a recovery disk for my laptop. A few days before the hd corrupted and I had to completely reformat using its recovery partition, but then before I could make said recovery disk, the HD started 'buzzing' and needless to say...it's dead now :[

So I ordered an erecovery disk from Acer the other day, and purchased a decent looking SS hard-drive.

I have the new hard-drive installed, but who knows when the recovery disk will arrive!!

So here's where you geniuses come in:

So I'd rather not wait for the disk to arrive as it might take up to 2 weeks!

My brother informed me that I should be able to download windows 8 online and use the product key that's usually listed on the back of the laptop. However, there is no win 8 product key on the back :-/
So I'm at a loss... his laptop has a windows product key, but mine doesn't? Is it located somewhere else that I'm not looking?
I checked the bios but at first glance it didn't appear to be there, and that's as far as I've gotten.

Any advice on how to get win 8 onto my system legally without any more purchases, so that I can be using my new SS-hd laptop preferably tonight?

Also possibly useful info:
I own a student copy of Win7 (Ultimate?) upgrade that i'm not using, which I would be fine using on my laptop, but it is not a copy, it is the upgrade...so it requires a prev... Read more

A:Acer-Aspire V3 laptop hard-drive died, no recovery disk

The Windows 8 key is embedded in the BIOS, there is no COA sticker.

I believe you will have to wait for the recovery disk if you want Windows 8 as you will not be able to download a Windows 8 ISO without a retail key. Microsoft really screwed this up and has made no attempts to fix it.

You can do a clean install of a Windows 7 upgrade disc, see here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Some weeks ago, as I was about to jet off o'seas, my PC just stopped working. The monitor suddenly stated "No RGB Input" and then the system turned off. There was a burning smell!! I was just Word Processing at the time.

After reading this and other forums, I replaced the PSU, but no change. Pressing the power switch does nothing - no fans, no lights - nothing!

I have now returned from o'seas and of course no change. Following advice from forums, I have stripped the MOBO to just CPU, and tried shorcircuiting the power switch, but all to no avail.

There is power getting to the MOBO as the chipset heatsink gets warm/hot with power plugged in.

The MOBO and CPU are both new, bought in March this year.


Specs:
AMD 64 3200
GA-K8NSC
1 Gb RAM
nvidia FX 5200 graphics

Any suggestions gratefully received.

lokitasi
 

A:Computer just died - have replaced PSU

It sounds like when you PSU went it took your CPU with it. maybe the mobo is still good but it can be hard to tell. if the mobo is damaged it could trash a new CPU if you put one in.
 

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I built this new computer about a month ago.
core i5 2500k
GTX 570
8gb of ram
Windows 7
Old Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

It's a pretty by the book build. Last night though, I walked into my room and noticed the power off, and it wouldn't turn on. I opened it up, checked all the connectors, gave it another shot, and nothing.

My old computer had a 750 watt Cooler Master (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171024) in it, so i took that out and tossed it into the new system while I wait for OCZ To send me a new PSU. Everything seemed great, I did my normal tasks for the rest of the night. When I launched Battlefield 3 though, the PSU actually makes a very odd buzzing noise. I don't remember this at all from my old computer. The red warning light doesn't go on or anything, it just buzzes. It also happens in Dungeon Defenders. The second I turn either game off, it stops.

Right now I'm back to basic tasks, but is this just due to the extra load from the new system? My old computer probably could have run fine off something much weaker than 750w (it had 8800 gt / Q6600), so I'm wondering if this it's just finally getting a workout or something. It has always run fine, I'm not sure why it would act up in the new comp. I'm sort of stuck until OCZ Gives me a replacement. Is it safe to run this thing?
 

A:Power Supply Died, Replaced With Old One

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I have a Latitude E6420, got error code 2000-0142 and blue screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one. I put the new drive in and reboot. I am still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable".
In BIOS setup, i had my HDD as the first to boot already. I ran a Diagnostic test and got:
Error Code 2000-0142 Validation 119106
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 6WS1712X, Long Self test unsuccessful.
What can I do next? I have a new hard drive put in and still getting this?
Please HELP!!
Many Thanks in Advance

A:Replaced Hard disk, still getting "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable"

You must install WIndows onto the new drive -- it is blank when it arrives from the factory.

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My mother gave me her HP ENVY dv6-7213nr Notebook PC when she got a new pc. When I startup, I get a black screen and an error message that tells me to Please run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics, Hard Disk 1 (3F1). After, this is the following: Quick Check:SMART Chech: PASSEDShort DST: FAILEDFAILURE ID: RGE091-70S87M-QFPKOK-61sW03PRODUCT ID: C2M18UA#ABAHard Disk 1 Extensive Check:SMART Chech: PASSEDLong DST: FAILEDFAILURE ID: RGE091-70S87M-QFPKOK-61A603PRODUCT ID: C2M18UA#ABAHard Disk 1 I tried navigating through HP Support, but only found out that my warranty expired before I even got the dang thing. And I did upgrade to Windows 10 (from Windows 8) when the free upgrade was offered. Can anyone help me?   

A:Startup Hard Disk Error

Purchase a new sata notebook hard drive and install it. The Windows 10 digital license entitlement for the notebook should be on the Microsoft licensing server. That means that when you reinstall Windows 10 all you have to do is click on the I don't have product key link in the install and continue with the install. As soon as the notebook goes online it will validate. I can verify that it works because I have done that serveral times recently while upgrading my new motherboard to an M.2 NVMe SSD.  It took time and was not a simple upgrade. In your case it should be simple.  You can download a Windows 10 ISO from the following link and create a USB flashdrive installer.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 I recommend using RUFUS to create the usb flashdrive installer.https://rufus.akeo.ie/   

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I haven't been able to get my computer to turn on, so ran diagnostics. It came back with error GGC78C-00088V-WPXF1F-60Q903Please tell me there's a way to repair this and not just replace the hard drive? I don't have backups and I would really hate to lose everything on a 2TB hard drive!

A:Hard disk fail at startup

Test failed. Drive replacement recommended.Completion code: 7Size 2.0 tbModel ST2000DM001-9YN164Firmware HP16Location SATA0

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 Startup errors for hard disk failure - ran diagnostics and failure ID is: M4U7XT-68H8J2-MFMP0J-60DD0. I select enter and laptop boots-up normally.

A:Startup errors for hard disk failure

AS we have properly undertsood your issue  we are going to provide you some information please read this information properly:  Because hard disks are mechanical devices, they are subject to wearing out, even if you treat them better than your own children. Around 60% of hard drive failures occur through predictable mechanical failure, with the remaining 40% of failures occurring through misuse. Hard disk failure might occur if any of the following happens:Your computer is bumped or jostled while it is running;The electric motor which allows the platter to spin fails due to bad bearings or other components;The filter on your air intake gets too clogged or the filter isn't working properly;Extreme heat while running causes the electronic circuit board to fail;There is a sudden power failure while the disk is writing. 

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I have a WD internal hard disk.
i installed win7 professional 64 bit on 2gb ram system.

All problems started when there was date n time reset issue.
So i changed the CMOS battery.
Just after that,my computer started experiencing startup problems.
There was blue screen errors too ... for one or two times.
Many times i got the DISK READ ERROR on startup; but i was able to fix it up using the bootrec commands using the installation disk.

Some said that win7 64 bit should have atleast 4gb ram, so I installed the win7 professional 32bit back once again.
But the startup problems didn't stopped.

I was suggested that i should delete all my partition during installation and install windows on only one partition and after that i can make other partitions.
I did so. I installed windows 7 professional 32 bit and also made some partitions after installations.
Everything was going fine, but some problems are still there.
As soon as i started to load some things on my hard disk, my computer was slowly started to be un responsive.
I only installed some programs.
I just downloaded a 10GB material on my pc..and the computer started to lag.
I wanted to copy that thing on my mobile, but the copying was struck and it never happened.
Last night once again while watching a video,i got a blue screen error and after that my pc once again had the same old problem of DISK READ ERROR,PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart.
But my PC started today very fine, but lagginess is still there.
My PC is around 5 year... Read more

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Hi, I have a system here that does not always detect the harddisk during startup (Detecting IDE Drives ...). If it does detect it, it will show the primary and secondary drives, the HD led stays on for a few seconds, then the screen jumps to black with a cursor blinking in the upper left corner: _ (In those few seconds I can still access the BIOS).

If it doesn't detect the HD, it continues the POST till it gives the BOOT FAILURE message.

I was actually trying to fix the problem that the system locks up during some applications. I had already run the WD diagnostics tool for the WD HD and it showed that everything was fine yesterday. I also ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool (from a bootdisk) and that one did not show errors, but the pc did restart automatically during the test not at specific points. (just before that there is a short pitching sound). I removed the dust inside the pc and checked the cables. And it was still working after that. I closed the case and moved it aside a bit and this morning the problem started that it does not always detect the HD and that it doesn't startup even when the hard disk is detected. I have run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool again when it failed to detect the HD and it still gives no errors, and now the problem that the system restarts automatically during that test, is gone.

But I don't know what is wrong with it now and I've gone from a system that locks up regularly to a system that does not even starts... Read more

A:Not always detecting Hard Disk + startup fails

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Hi.

So, yesterday, I turned my computer off so it could update. It turned off correctly.

The next morning, I turn on my computer, and windows starts, and then configures it's updates. After this windows restarts my computer. When the computer restarted, Windows couldn't start. I tried multiple times, but got nowhere. System restare didn't work, I got errors when trying to restore. (I have tried 2 different restore points.)

Startup repair, after a few tries, finally gave me an error. It said:

Root cause found:
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Bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a001342c00, 0xffffffffc000009c, 0xdda0b8c0, 0xfffff900c0780000.
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Every other test ran without errors.

This was somehow caused by windows update, because my comp has worked perfectly until windows installed these updates.

How can I fix this problem I'm having?

Thanks,
- Pilot

A:Startup Repair: bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ThePilotGuy


Hi.

So, yesterday, I turned my computer off so it could update. It turned off correctly.

The next morning, I turn on my computer, and windows starts, and then configures it's updates. After this windows restarts my computer. When the computer restarted, Windows couldn't start. I tried multiple times, but got nowhere. System restare didn't work, I got errors when trying to restore. (I have tried 2 different restore points.)

Startup repair, after a few tries, finally gave me an error. It said:

Root cause found:
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Bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a001342c00, 0xffffffffc000009c, 0xdda0b8c0, 0xfffff900c0780000.
-------------------------

Every other test ran without errors.

This was somehow caused by windows update, because my comp has worked perfectly until windows installed these updates.

How can I fix this problem I'm having?

Thanks,
- Pilot



Please explain why you turn off the computer to update...

I suggest you run Check Disk.

Disk Check

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Hello,
The hard drive on my laptop recently failed and I purchased and installed a new one to replace it. I cloned as much of the data off of the old drive as possible. However, when I go to boot from it, it gets stuck in a startup repair loop. Startup repair doesn't find any problems, but it is unable to boot windows. I installed windows 7 on a new partition see if I could do a repair install to the other hard drive, but that does not appear to be possible. I've ran chkdsk and it does not find any errors. Is there anything else that I should try to be able to run the older install, or should i just start reinstalling everything.
Thanks.

A:new hard disk-startup repair loop

sounds like you need to do a proper wipe then start from step 0

follow these in order, it should give you a nice clean functioning install.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

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While attempting to perform a startup repair....I get a hard disk could not be found. I have a HP dv6 -3050 US....I'd like to know if this is for sure a hardware issue...before wasting time and money on ordering HP recovery disks...Any help would be great.

Thx

A:hard disk could not be found when doing startup repair

Will the HD Drive show in BIOS?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic




   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create



Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Here's my problem:

Whenever I start my PC, and load up Windows XP Pro, the HDD whirs quickly and makes a quick clicking noise, following by either a freeze of the screen, or a blue screen indicating the following error message: "STOP, 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x82AA5238, 0x82AA53AC, 0x805F9F88)." The HDD almost sounds like it is starting up whenever the system is started (I.E. the normal boot up sounds when the HDD is loading the BIOs, windows, ect). I'm guessing maybe the HDD is rebooting itself for some reason?

The period of time where I am able to use Windows is random, but usually is less than 1 minute. I have been trying to backup some of my data before Windows crashes, but without much luck. I just really want to get some of my school data off of here, the rest is expendable.

I know the PC isn't overheating and I haven't added any new hardware.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
-Charger69
 

A:Hard Disk failure @ Windows startup?

Hi and welcome to TSG

It does sound as if you have a failing Hard Drive.

Clicking noises usually indicate that the HDD is on it's way out.

If you have files / data that you need to recover I suggest that you try connecting this drive as a slave in another system and take off any data that you need - copy it to the other system's HDD and burn to cd/dvd.

If you copy files to cd/dvd then transfer to a new HDD it could be that they will be Read Only - there is, however a way around this "problem".

Hope this explains - the more you use your present system the less is the possibility that you will be able to recover your data.

This article provides a little more info.
 

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Sometimes, when I startup my laptop, it gives the error: Primary hard drive disk 0 not found. It does this on both a cold boot, and when coming out of hibernation. The laptop is an Aspire 5630 running vista 32-bit SP3. I've updated the BIOS, and reset it to the default, to no avail. It doesn't have any viruses. It's a WD Caviar Blue sata drive, thought I don't remember the exact model number. All of the SMART data shows up normally, with nothing out of the ordinary. I'm out of ideas for what to try. It's had this issue for a while, but trying everything imaginable, and then ignoring it doesn't seem to have helped.

*the catch with all of this, is that if I shutdown, and restart again, it works just fine. It's an intermittent problem.

A:Hard disk drive not found on startup...sometimes.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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The whole internet is void of information on this specific error code, so here it is, lo and behold, the ONLY English-language Google result for this error message: Hard Disk ErrorPlease run the Hard Disk Test in System Diagnostics.Error code:Hard Disk 1 (3F1)F2 System DiagnosticsFor more information, please visit: (illegible due to colored text) Specifically, the "Hard Disk 1 (3F1)" part, that's nowhere to be found online. Tons of pages about 3F0, apparently the primary hard disk. No, this is an error regarding the secondary hard disk, attached via eSATA. Problem is, there's NOTHING wrong with the attached drive, other than this error on startup. No SMART failures. Comes up and works fine in Windows. Scanned 100% OK. It'd be nice if there were a way to bypass this error automatically, but I always have to hit F2, then Esc to abort its forced diagnostic routine. It's a WD My Book Studio, 750gb, attached via eSATA. Doesn't happen if I leave it unplugged during startup... but SATA is a connection that likes to be present on startup. The system, as in the title, is a dv4-1225dx laptop, running Windows Home Server (Server 2003), but previously running Windows 7 Home Premium. Vista is evil. It's also my home server, as of about yesterday (when I set it up and started getting this message). The system seems to crash pretty routinely over the past few days and every time it reboots, it hangs at that stupid "Hard Disk Error" message. Not a pretty sight when I... Read more

A:HP dv4-1225dx "Hard Disk Error" 3F1 on startup with eSATA HD...

Almost any hard disk error code during a test means the drive is defective and needs replaced. I would back up your data and prepare of a hard disk replacement. Here is the error code table for HP, scroll down the page http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01443317 .

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A month ago I was shutting down my laptop and while it was shutting down i closed the lid and then the next day when i turned it didnt boot like normal. It gives the option to do startup repair or to start windows normally or something and when i click start windows it takes me to startup repair still. My vaio laptop has been stuck scanning startup repair for about a month now. I let it scan for a whole week and nothing. I did some searching to try to fix the problem and it lead the start up repair saying "A hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting" so basically the disk is damaged or whatever. And that "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically. It gives me the option to send information about this problem or dont send. When i go into system recovery options i tried doing a system restore and system image recovery and those didnt work. I know i need the windows 7 installation disc which i dont have for some reason. Could someone please help me if there is another way to fix or if i really need the disc (i will buy it) and if i do need it then how or what do i do step by step and will i still have files like photos and documents saved. Thanks
 

A:Laptop stuck on startup repair (bad hard disk)

you can download and run a hdd checker from most manufacturer's websites. If you don't know the make download Seagate's bootable "Seatools"
Run this to see if there's an actual issue with the disk.

If you have an option to get a Command Prompt under repair options you can run a "chkdsk /r" That will attempt to locate and re-assign bad sectors on the drive.

Lastly, you can remove the disk and get a USB converter cable, connect to a different machine and get files off that way. Assuming that the disk isn't completely dead.
 

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HI, AND THANKYOU FOR TAKING THE TIME!
History: P11 266 using 40gig Maxtor hd that was partitioned
with partion magic 5 into 3 partions (c:6gig D:8gig E:25gig)
running win98se for a year or so.
upgraded to win 2000 installed on C: drive changing
files system for c to ntf. left d and e the way they were.
got virus!... lots of trouble! Crashed hard!
would not reboot. could not boot up on startup disk..
said disk io error... all versions of boot disk gave me
disk io error.
so put partion magic emergency boot disk in....it worked allowing
me to put C: back to fat32 the same as it was... seemed to work.
But boot up to hard drive failed but
thats when bios stopped seeing hard drive.
I have now used all diagnostics available to me to no avail.
updated bios to make sure.
put in another hard drive and it booted perfectly.
Got new ribbons, rechecked jumpers and pins.
used maxtor hard drive utilities to boot up computer
.. it found the hard drive and brought up these errors.
smart enable command failure,
bios extension support failed,
partition information read failure,
ERROR CODE S01
drive recal test failed
smart disable function failed
ERROR CODE UK0E02
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS..
LBA 0 BLOCKS 0 HEADS 16 SPT 63
MAXIMUM LBA 0
CONGRADULATIONS HARD DRIVE IS NOW ERROR FREE AND
RECERTIFIED.
Bios does not see hard drive, cannot use Fdisk or
Fdisk /mbr cannot put sys files onto hard drisk.
used debug to remove all hard drive info..
used debug to rem... Read more

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My monitor goes black and I am forced to reboot. After rebooting I get a blue screen prompt telling me that i've recovered from a BSOD. I've been monitoring them since October.

In October, I RMA'd my graphics card. Oct 27. You can see that after I got a new GPU, my BSOD's halted... so obviously its the GPU right? if you look at my BSOD dumps the last one is OCT 27, new gpu, and i don't get one until Feb 7.

So on Feb 7 I call up eVGA again and say, ok so my GPU is bad again and I wonder if its something im doing to kill them.

So I am going to get a second RMA and the tech tells me that they received my first card and they ran it for over a hour in a diagnostic app and didn't have a single problem... aka my card was fine...

so i explain my BSOD issues and the tech tells me that it may be a voltage issue and that it may be my power supply... soooooooooo

I goto Tiger Direct down the street and buy a "whatever i can get" thats over 1000 watts supply because I have a 850 watt PSU and obviously its not enough power so i go big... and guess what... My last BSOD dump before the PSU is 3/18 March 18. So new PSU and I don't get a single BSOD until 6/14/2014.

So I have attached "All" of my dumps and all my info with the issues.


My problem is... if its "not" my GPU, why did getting a new one give me no BSOD for 3 months.

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A:BSOD 0x116 (stop error) Replaced GPU, replaced RAM, replaced PSU

Hi Zuriel.

I read your OP. I would suggest you to have an open mind; and dont decide that it is not it. Because during troubleshooting you have to get everything tested.

The BSOD is a stop 0x116. That is an error from the part of the display environment. That means ....
The GPU itself
The display driver
The PSU
The system temps and dust allocation inside the computer
The hardware parts like GPU fans
Overclocking failure
And etc. I would suggest you to go through a thorough troubleshooting, whatever may be the idea you may have about those.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU, 850 watts you said) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only, at least as a test. Because it never fails on itself.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
PhysX
nvidia Update
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Ok, here is the deal, and I don't know why it happened. If someone can explain why this happens, I'd be grateful.

For some reason the system hung/froze at the Windows flag logo during start-up. I know what caused it, but I don't know why, and would like to understand why.

I made a backup of the system image, and backed it up on an external hard disk. I restarted the computer, and it hung at the Windows flag log. The flag animation froze and the system become completely unresponsive. The only way to shut the power down was pushing the power button to force computer to do a hard shut down. Ie started the computer back up and it booted into the Windows Error Recovery screen.

I first chose the ?Start Windows Normally? option, and it froze at the Windows flag logo again. I forced the system to shut down by pushing the power button, and chose the ?Launch Startup Repair? option when the computer booted back up. Windows was unable to repair the computer after two attempts, and the computer recommended that I use a Restore Point to fix the error. I chose the most recent restore point that I created earlier. I rebooted the computer and loaded into Windows just fine. But to make sure everything was O.K., I restarted the computer again, and it froze again at the Windows flag logo. I shut the computer down and restarted it, and the Windows Error Recovery screen appeared again. The computer failed to repair the program, chose my restore point again, and when the comput... Read more

A:System Image on External Hard Disk Forces Freeze at Startup?

Anyone have any ideas what would cause this?

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So I tried using the Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery (Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery) and It did not work for me.

I tried the Startup Repair and It said "Hard Disk could not be found"
On another instance, It said "Registry is corrupt"

Checked BIOS in one instance and it showed 2 boot drives, but now it only shows one.
Is there any way to recover the files in my laptop without reformatting it?

Note: Asus Music Now can access the drive where Program files, windows and Users.
I can even listen to music using that and browse the internet using it but that was all I could access through it.

Using Windows 7 Home

A:Startup Repair Infinite Loop, Cannot Find Hard Disk, Registry Corrupt?

Hello and welcome Noel mate can you try the drive/s out on another machine using a USB to SATA adaptor? (see pic)

Alternatively you could make a bootable Ubuntu disk set the BIOS to boot from optical and use the TRY version any rives hooked up can be read in that OS data recovered etc

Download Ubuntu | Ubuntu

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I boots up my computer, and the laptop gives me 5 choices to start my computer: start windows normally, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last good known configuration, etc. No matter which one i choosed though, they all give me the same result. i could sees the windows xp logo loading with the bars loading up XP but shortly after that i gets a Blue Screen of Death for about a second (not long enough for me to see the error), then it goes back to the Boot options I listed above.

and this problem repeats whenever i choose any of the five options from the menu.
i had run the recovery console, but it reports that the recovery console cant locate any hard disk on the computer and i had to press F3 to quit and when i try the reinstall option for windows xp, it said that there is no hard disk detected.
however, when i try to load ntfs4dos into a usb drive (bootable) i able to get chkdsk to repair the drives and it reported that it had fixed some problems but after i restart i get the same error again with the 5 choices in which i cant boot to windows xp.

i had tried attrb -h boot.ini, attrib -s boot.ini, del boot.ini , bootcfg /rebuild, fixboot but still to no avail using the usb boot drive.

fyi, the laptop had a 120 gig of hard disk, installed with windows xp on drive e: and a partition with no windows installation on drive d:

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A:big startup problem with winxp, hard disk not detected cant enter recovery console

hello ,

read this

http://www.informationweek.com/LP/sh...o=1&queryText=

you will want to select the drive with the os on it

get back to us

Mike

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My company's computer needs to be patitioned and reformat. The system is still working well. I mean, nothing wrong with anything (weird huh?). Ok the hard disk just need to be 'split'. I mean, make drive C & D on the hard disk. I know how to do that... easy... Then the HD need to be formatted & reinstall windows XP. Ok, easy too..

But the main problem occured before I do anything (partition & format). I have my own bootable CD that I usually use for partitioning & formatting.

Ok, i insert the CD & restart.
I went to BIOS & changed the boot order (1st boot: CD-ROM, 2nd: HDD-0 & 3rd: Floppy). Then restart again.
Ok the bootable CD is excellently loaded.
I typed fdisk, then came the first problem. it says something like 'no fixed disk'. I exit fdisk.
Then I typed format c:, 2nd problem occured. it says something like, 'invalid drive'.
I forgot the error message because the pc is in my office right now. I'm currently at home 'begging for help' So the error message is not accurate. sorry..

I think, if I run the CD, the hard disk will not be loaded (or should I say, hard disk failure). & If I take off the CD & restart again, change the BIOS (1st boot: HDD-0) then windows will load! Weird right?

I don't think my CD is 'corrupted' nor broken because I tried to run the CD from another PC. Yes, I can access the C drive from that PC.

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A:Can't format hard-disk nor do partition when using boot disk. Hard-disk failure

It sounds like it might be the bootable CD you've created is not picking up the HDD's/partitions.
To eliminate this as a posibility travel to bootdisk and grab the WinME bootdisk and boot from there. If it picks up the HDD you can FDISK and Format from there.
The other option is to boot using the XP CD and let it handle the formatting/partitioning duties...

patio.
 

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im brand new here just signed up about 5 mins ago hoipe i get a nice warm welcome

ok, heres the deal it started about a year ago when i left my social studies book disk in the drive for about a month, took it out and the drive still said it was there 3 days later, so now disk drive no.1 doesnt work anymore...
about 8 months after that(2 months ago) i came home from school looking forward to a good night of Diablo2 and poof disk drive no.2 deosnt work.. no warning disk wasnt left in the drive at all.. so now for 2 months i have had no disk drives and its starting to get tiresome any ideas? i HAD divx installed and i deleted it cuz i never used it and i read somewhere it may be known to cause problems...

ok im about to go into detail on what each drive does when i put a disk in
---Disk Drive no.1---
light flashed continuasly and a loud click happens about every 2 seconds this repeats over and over for as long as i have the disk in the drive also for the first minuette of the disk being in the computer is frozen
---Disk Drive no.2---
ligh flashes about 3 times and stops as though it has read the disk but it didnt and thats all

for information on the disk drives look up at my computer specs
-thanks
 

A:disk drives just died?

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Hi All

I am pretty sure my hard disk has died but just need it confirmed.

firstly i had an issue where Windows Xp did not see my external hd(which it had before for about a couple of years) so i unpluggled it from comp to test the external hd on my other pc that is running windows 7 and it seen the external drive no problem (at this time windows xp was still running (to be knowledge)

So I then took the external drive back to the XP computer and plugged it back into the computer then it went into a reboot without me doing anything.

now all i have the verifying dmi pool screen.. update success with error loading operating system on it also there was a noise ( not sure how to explain the exact noise) from the hard disk while rebooting but it has now since stopped

Regards
Bronco
 

A:Solved: I need Confirmation that my disk has died

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This is interesting (that's one of the nicer words). Somehow, my XP system crashed. Won't boot.
When I try to do a repair install, my old, yet perfectly legal install disk can't see it. It is a 500GB SATA disk. I am working with my backup, which seems to be similarly futzed up. On both disks, hooked up to another computer, all my files and directories seem to be present. Chkdsk shows no errors. The problem could probably be resolved if I could get to it.
When I try the recovery console. no disks, files, or directories show up. If I go farther, recovery install is not an option, installer doesn't see the partitions. It just sees something like 300GB of unallocated, unformatted space. I have not yet tried allowing it to allocate and install there, for fear that it will terminally eat my drive.
I have installed onto a small PATA drive. It, too sees the disk and all files.
I honestly believe that the problem is my original XP disk (no service packs) can't properly read the SATA hardware. {does anybody out there know if this is true?}
I am open to suggestions. This is my primary development box and I really need it.
 

A:XP Died, Install disk doesn't see it

An XP disk can't see a SATA drive, unless you've:
slipstreamed the SATA driver into a new disk
provided it on a floppy disk when prompted to press F6
or set the SATA controller in the BIOS to ATA/Compatible mode instead of AHCI mode.

Also, without at least SP1, XP can't see a partition larger than 137 GB (~128 GiB). Trying to access a partition larger than that can corrupt the drive, as it will wrap around to the start of the drive when trying to access anything beyond the 137 GB limit and could overwrite the MBR and partition table.

What error do you get when you try to boot from the hard drive?
 

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Hello,I replaced a corrupted HDD on my PC with a brand new one, and now i'm getting the error 'no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed' whenever i try to start. I've gone into the BIOS settings and can see that new HDD is recognised - and other tests against the new disk come back ok. Any ideas what to do next? It came installed with Windows 8.1 and i had the free upgrade to Windows 10. thanks  

A:Replaced a corrupt HDD with a new one, but get 'no boot disk...

With this statement "It came installed with Windows 8.1 and i had the free upgrade to Windows 10."I assume you mean the HP ENVY 23 ALL-IN-ONE.  If you did not do anything to the new hard drive, then what you are seeing is expected.  The new hard drive needs the software to be reinstalled.  Assuming you would like Windows 10 again, it will need to be downloaded from Microsoft and then installed.  On a different working computer, go to here and make use Media Creation tool to make installation media to then install Windows 10.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10Scroll down to the "Using the tool to create installation media"  Click on the + and follow the directions until completed.  Or get a retail copy of Windows 10 and run the install.  If you are using either way to install Windows 10, when it asks for a product key, click "Skip" and then proceed to install.  It will self-activate once you connect to the internet.

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I had upgraded 7 to 10 with the free upgrade. Then my disk died. With a new disk and Win 7 reinstalled, will Windows try and recommend/reinstall Win 10?

I want to stay on 7. I have a laptop on which Windows 7 is optimal. Runs great. I had upgraded it to Windows 10 to claim the free install and then the drive (which had been failing) failed.

New drive installed, I installed Windows 7 from CD and activated it.

So this machine has rolled back, but not through any formal Windows Rollback procedure.

Now as I run Windows Update I wonder, will Microsoft automatically install Windows 10 on this machine?

If in Windows Update I check "install recommended updates", is Windows 10 AFTER the free update period (but on a machine & license that had been upgraded) still considered a recommended update?

Should I install GWX control panel?

A:Replaced disk, put 7 on a 7->10 machine. Will Win 10 try to reinstall?

MS says that the free upgrade offer has ended, so I suppose that it wont try to install win 10.
BUT, as you have the right to install Win 10, for precaution I would block win 10 with GWX.

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So I bought 2TB HDD for week ago, didn't use it but thought I'd sort all folders today

Anyways, something is very messed up


#1

Double disk locations





(neither of them shortcuts)


#2

No download folder (shown in first pic)

Basically I were going to try store download stuff on my new larger disk (done before, worked), had an error this time and it didn't work. I still got the files left from the download folder, however the download folder is now just a "normal" folder left now, and is not registered as the actual download folder, as the special icon for the folder is gone, and when I download stuff it just stores in the main E (new disk) folder



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Anyways, I think I understand what is going on, the E disk pretends to be the download disk, which explains both problems, however how do I solve this?

A:Help, my new disk replaced my downloads folder?

Fixed issue one, however I still don't got a download folder and now my files get saved in "D:\Library files\Documents\Downloads" ....

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I had upgraded 7 to 10 with the free upgrade. Then my disk died. With a new disk and Win 7 reinstalled, will Windows try and recommend/reinstall Win 10?

I want to stay on 7. I have a laptop on which Windows 7 is optimal. Runs great. I had upgraded it to Windows 10 to claim the free install and then the drive (which had been failing) failed.

New drive installed, I installed Windows 7 from CD and activated it.

So this machine has rolled back, but not through any formal Windows Rollback procedure.

Now as I run Windows Update I wonder, will Microsoft automatically install Windows 10 on this machine?

If in Windows Update I check "install recommended updates", is Windows 10 AFTER the free update period (but on a machine & license that had been upgraded) still considered a recommended update?

Should I install GWX control panel?

A:Replaced disk, put 7 on a 7->10 machine. Will Win 10 try to reinstall?

MS says that the free upgrade offer has ended, so I suppose that it wont try to install win 10.
BUT, as you have the right to install Win 10, for precaution I would block win 10 with GWX.

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