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How can a bootable partition be created for Windows installation media on an external HDD?

Now I'm not talking about a backup image or creating a partition that holds the entire OS to boot from, just to clarify. What I'm asking for is taking the Windows installation media, plopping that ...
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Can't boot from mirrored disk (software raid 1)

I make mirrored disk (software raid 1) on windows 7 and shut down my computer normally, but rebuild process not finished. And after that my computer can't start up, it hangs at "Verifying DMI pool ...
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1answer
34 views

Lost boot from the hard drive after installing kali linux

I have tried to install Kali-linux with Windows 8.1. So I disabled fast and secure boot and installed the Kali normally but when I restarted my PC after the installation, it tell me: "Reboot and ...
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1answer
26 views

Windows 7 - Drive not recognized? - ISO installation

Been fiddling with this for a good bit now and I'm starting to get a headache I've been browsing the internet for the better part of 2 hours trying to get the necessary assistance to finish my windows ...
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1answer
39 views

ASUS UX31A - A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I have a little issue with my ASUS UX31A. I just tried to do a clean install of Windows 7 64bit using a USB-Stick created using Rufus. The laptop booted from the USB stick and opened the Windows ...
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0answers
25 views

Cloned disc won't boot

I have an external hard drive (drive P=1.5TB) + two internal hard drives (drive C=2TB and drive D=1TB). All drives are 75% free. I have upgraded my D drive from Vista to WIN 7 and cleaned up the D ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with 4 hard drives

I got two HGST 4TB HDD's for my birthday and I'm trying to put them in my media center which already has a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. The motherboard is an ASRoxk E350M1 which only has 4 SATA headers so ...
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38 views

Why Isn't my Version of Windows 7 OS Compatible With the Same Version of the Installation CD?

A few days ago, my computer was spontaneously unplugged (instant power out). Since then it won't boot. It says something to the nature of "no bootable media found insert proper boot device." Just to ...
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0answers
31 views

First 0x7E00 bytes on USB flash drive have become invisible

I have somehow managed to make the first 0x7E00 bytes (63 sectors) of my USB flash drive invisible to every program in Windows XP. I have tried about 15 different disk editors and tried a lot of MBR ...
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46 views

Windows 8 hang on startup and chkdsk /f /r

Trying to fix a friends Lenovo p400 laptop. The drive is a samsung spin point one terabyte drive. The system hangs during booting, will go into system recovery, or the uefi firmware settings screen. ...
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2answers
52 views

Cannot boot Windows 8 install cd in uefi mode

I have a Toshiba Satellite that came with windows 8 pre-installed on it. After foolishly wiping the HDD, I acquired a Windows 8 install disk. My problem is that the computer will skip attempting to ...
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2answers
39 views

Need to retrieve data from a PC HDD which won't boot

I have a Hitachi SATA 500GB HardDrive, which was removed from my PC because it doesnot boot the OS. It just hangs at the loading screen. The thing is I have a whole lot of data,software,some movies ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 installation loses volume label after reboot if no drive letter assigned

Here is my problem: I have had a Dell laptop with the following partitions: 39 MB - (OEM Partition); 14 GB, label: RECOVERY, no drive letter; 200 GB, label: OS, drive letter C: I used the ...
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0answers
17 views

Computer only boots sometimes with a specific hard drive, Whats the deal?

we run the same motherboard in thousands of computers at our company. so far we have found 3 motherboards that will only boot with a SanDisk brand CF card. All others you can run any name CF card as a ...
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1answer
12 views

ACER Aspire AX1920-UR10P

So I killed the original hard drive, and bought a new one and do not have a boot disk. I got the driver files from ACER's website and I have a downloaded copy of Windows 7 but I can't the computer to ...
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1answer
36 views

Partition types for windows 7 installation [closed]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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1answer
34 views

After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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0answers
41 views

Unable to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100 netbook

I am trying to install Windows XP on my Dell Latitude 2100. Atom processor, 1GB RAM. Whenever I try to install Windows XP (via CD-ROM or bootable USB) I keep getting an error(see below) I even ...
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2answers
37 views

After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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0answers
15 views

Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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1answer
211 views

Lenovo Boot Failed

I am Using Lenovo G405s and running Windows 8 on my laptop and whenever I turn on the laptop this error pops up - SATA HDD : WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1 boot failed SATA ODD : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB ...
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34 views

Windows Won't Boot? [closed]

Ok, so I get the CTRL ALT DEL error and Hard Drive not found. The thing is, I can use Hirem to access the hard drive and move files around without any errors or slow. I tried a ton of HD fixing ...
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1answer
29 views

Creating bootable disk image on a separate partition, is it possible?

I want to create a bootable image of Ubutnu on my external 1TB hard drive (Seagate). The problem is, I have important files on it (about 200GB), and mounting an ISO file to it, as you know, requires a ...
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0answers
30 views

Samsung 7 Chronos does not boot

I have a Samsung Notebook (NP700Z5C-S07DE) and it does not boot. Originally it came with Windows 8 and yesterday I updated it to 8.1 (via store) and it did not boot, it's only showing the Samsung ...
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1answer
45 views

What's the easiest method of changing the drive letter of the active/boot drive in Win 7?

I recently bought an SSD to accompany my HDD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto it. I then used Drive Manager to change the drive letter of my HDD from C: to E:. Trouble is, I now have ...
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0answers
25 views

How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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0answers
28 views

How to boot encrypted drive

i have a laptop installed with endpoint security disk encryption. I create a live usb to boot linux, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to boot a usb thumb drive from an encrypted disk? do i need to ...
0
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1answer
146 views

laptop will not boot hdd - samsung 13" ultrabook 5 series

This is a long one. I want to include troubleshooting I did. Im running windows 8.1, I downloaded the Samsung SW updater software and it gives me a whole list of updates including the Bios update. So ...
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1answer
73 views

Residual Ubuntu partitions preventing disc cloning, how to remove?

In my BIOS screen under boot priority, my primary (and until today only) hard disk shows up as two separate disks named ubuntu. This isn't the case when I'm just using windows, and I've never thought ...
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2answers
56 views

Windows 7 x64 double installed on separate partitions

Recently, through a series of unfortunate and mysterious events, the Windows 8 partition of my Dell Inspiron 1440 came down with a case of knock-off Cryptolocker, and eventually I had to reformat. ...
0
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1answer
167 views

Toshiba Laptop tells me to insert boot media in selected boot media device and press a key

Around 7 months ago i dropped my pc from knee high on the carpet and it went to a blue screen. When i dropped it i was playing the game black ops 2. In an attempt to fix it I held down the power ...
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1answer
22 views

What is the actual content of a non-booted hard drive

I am trying to modify some Windows and Linux (obviously I'm talking of several computers, not only one) files. I know their path, but their location is just a fake location which is actually ...
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1answer
29 views

How to make a hard disk inaccessible in Windows 8?

I installed two Windows 8. One for work and one for entertainment. They are on separate drives (the first system is on a SSD and the second system is on a HDD). Since I will probably install some ...
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2answers
67 views

Computer can be powered on once after new SSD install

My computer has a strange behavior since I installed a new SSD (Samsung Evo 840). When I pushed start button the first time after connecting the new internal SSD everything was ok. I managed to ...
0
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1answer
34 views

XP SP2 hangs on logo screen, running chkdsk /p /r now hanging

I have a windows xp sp 2 on a toshiba laptop, Ive been using it for many years. The other day it hung on the windows logo and would only start in safemode. I did a best configuration, restore, then ...
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1answer
46 views

New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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0answers
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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0answers
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Broke my RAID. hp dv4-5100 with 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD

I was having trouble installing Ubuntu, presumably cuz Ubuntu got confused with the RAID configuration of the HDD and SDD. So i found a thread that explained the issue a little, but skipped some ...
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1answer
35 views

Hard Drive working incorrectly

I tried to install a second SATA laptop hard drive to my desktop PC, and everything works just fine, I was able to browse the files on it, until I try to format it. Then it started making a high ...
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0answers
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Trying to restore cloned 1TB HDD to 3TD HDD, no other solutions have worked

So one day my 1TB started to fail, losing many sectors every boot. So I cloned the 1TB hard drive to a 1TB external drive. First problem? The target drive is too small. Fixed that by telling it to ...
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1answer
92 views

SSD is not booting after waking up from sleep mode with low battery condition: Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table

I've already found a way to erase the SSD and make it work again (http://askubuntu.com/questions/409684/image-or-reset-broken-ssd). But I need to find a way to restore my data. The data on my ssd is ...
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0answers
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Did one of hard drives die, or something else?

I have a laptop Dell XPS 15 (L502x) with two hard drives, 750GB mechanical drive in the primary drive slot and 120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in a DVD-drive replacement bracket. I had Windows 8.1 installed ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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How to boot from 3TB HDD?

I just bought a new HDD of 3TB (not yet shipped). I didn't know that size is normally not supported to use it to boot OS. I learned I need a computer that supports UEFI so that I can install windows ...
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0answers
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USB multi-boot bootloader key with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is to have a multiboot system(OSX and Ubuntu) on my MacBook Pro while utilizing whole disk encryption(WDE). However the tricky part that I haven't been able to solve is that I want the ENTIRE ...
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1answer
191 views

How to Factory Reset Toshiba Satellite a215-S7416?

My question is almost exactly like this except 1) I know my BIOS password and I just want to factory reset 2) I have a Toshiba Satellite a215-s7416 (Vista) When I get past the "Enter Password", I get ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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0answers
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Non-UEFI computer can't see UEFI Hard Drive

Long story short I had a computer, (Windows 8,UEFI, Samsung 840 EVO SSD) system. I spilled coffee on that system and am sending it off to be repaired. I wanted to make sure the hard drive was okay, ...
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1answer
53 views

Why OS Windows does not boot after disk disconnected?

I have problem with booting from Mandriva linux boot menu to Windows. I previously used two disks: one with Windows and one with Mandriva and booting worked. However when I removed the disk with ...
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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...