On a Samsung Windows 8 machine after some time I was not able to boot. Checking the BIOS shows that HDD is frozen. Them machine takes lots of time to boot. Saying this I would like some suggestions if its still possible to get it working without formatting?
Later on I placed the HDD to my old Windows 7 machine. It did not appear as online initially as in picture 1,and Windows 7 does not seem to recognize this HDD but still shows the right size.
later I initialized the drive to online seems it will let me format
figure 2, but wanted to get suggestions before formatting.
I am not sure, what might have gone wrong?
I am looking for a way to make it work. I will be running Windows 8 on this machine. I may go from Windows 7 installation to upgrade or directly Windows 8. I think upgrading from Windows 7 to 8 would be is cheaper.
please suggest, how would you deal in this kind of scenario?