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1answer
24 views

What to do if pc doesn't boot correctly?

I have dual operating systems (XP & win 7) on my desktop. It's a 4 years old, and it hasn't worked properly for the past few days. When I turn on the pc it doesn't reliably detect the operating ...
0
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0answers
20 views

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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0answers
8 views

How could PC Doctor, etc. boot and how does the HDD mess up offline boots? [on hold]

We finally gave in, and gave the laptop to Staples. Apparently, the Staples tech ran "PC-Doctor" and tested a lot of hardware, eventually finding (via SMART) a hard disk failure. He said it was a ...
1
vote
1answer
22 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 ...
0
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0answers
15 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
16 views

Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Laptop not booting if sata controller set to AHCI

I have Toshiba Satellite C660 Tried to install Windows7 by selecting Sata controller as AHCI I got this message Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Do I have a bad HD sectors?

A computer user and an avid learner but an absolute novice to HD partition. Got a new laptop less than a month but DAMNED, dropped it (tripped on the power cord and it dropped to the carpeted floor). ...
0
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3answers
56 views

SSD with 64bit windows 8.1 won't boot when put in older computer

I wanted to demonstrate to my friends the impact a faster disk can have on overall performance, but on some of these older computers (they do have 64 bit processors and sata ports however) the boot ...
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votes
1answer
48 views

dual boot windows 8.1 + ubuntu on a 1TB hdd + 24GB ssd

I want to buy a new laptop partly for gaming but also for some work which I do on linux. I have preselected HP Envy 17-j100ec, which has almost my desired configuration, but I am not sure about the ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Invalid system disk message, but no data loss

I built my own computer a about 7 months ago and everything was fine until I was playing game and it blue screened. After it blue screened and I restarted my computer I got a message, "Invalid system ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Debian Boot Problems: Cannot get back into windows

I am having a sincere problem. I'm not experienced in Linux, but my friend said I should try Debian, so I installed it. This is bugging me because I don't really like it, but I cannot get back to ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

PC with SSD VERY Slow after Power Outage

I am on a HP Pavilion PC with a SSD drive for the main/OS drive, and runnning windows 7. Typically a book takes < 15 seconds from power on to login to arriving at desktop. After a power outage / ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Boot Hp Pavilion from SSD

I just bought a brand new Pavilion 17-F050ND. I changed the dvd drive for an SSD. I cloned the HHD to the SSD. Now I want to use my SSD as a startup drive. Have tried various boot settings. But at the ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Reverse the chain of VHDs - Undo the merging

Virtual hard drives are great tool. Especially the possibility to boot VHDs with windows and the possibility to boot differencing VHDs is great. One of my use scenarios is as follows: I install ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

ECS Elitegroup KV2 lite 1.0 Motherboard doesn't detect SATA drive and takes forever to load BIOS

my problem is as follows: I was connecting a (bootable) SATA hard drive to the 'ECS Elitegroup KV 2 lite 1.0' in my friends rig, which already had two IDE hard drives (one with bootable Windows XP) ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Are there drawbacks of cache in usb drives?

Background A few years ago I was glad to find out that there is a new flash drive with on-board caching (the SuperTalent Express RAM Cache), which gave it a really neat performance on small files. I ...
1
vote
2answers
92 views

Ubuntu 14.04 installation on Asrock H77M UEFI, dual boot with windows 8.1 already installed

As the title says, I need to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 on my home PC. I knew that with UEFI partition table was written in GPT, but I found that the partition table on my hard ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

HDD sometimes not recognised by BIOS during boot-up, not always

I have recently built a new machine with Intel G2030 4GB RAM and Asus H61-M-K mobo. I am using a 160 GB HDD (Seagate) from an old Core2 Duo machine. In the old machine, the BIOS sometimes would not ...
2
votes
2answers
115 views

Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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0answers
47 views

Gray stop sign error when installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast on a hackintosh

The Specs: cpu: i7 2600K (1155 LGA) mobo: Z68A-D3H-B3 ram: 6Gb Corsair Dominator (DDR2 or 3 I think, don't imagine that matters) disks: 2 SSD's, 1 HDD - SSDs have Windows 8 and Linux Mint ...
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0answers
189 views

ASUS laptop stuck in splash screen loop. Can't access BIOS with HDD installed

I have an ASUS laptop (model u56e, windows 7 64-bit) that is baffling me right now. I was recently on a trip, laptop working fine, though partitioned SATA HDD a bit overloaded with vacay pics. On way ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

HP computer wont boot from bootable DVD and CD

My notebook is one HP 1000 Notebook having windows 8.1 installed. Last night I was trying to split the partition C and add some spaces to partition D. So i was using PartitionWizard to do it but it ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Configuring RAID on Intel DX58SO CTRL+I does not enter RAID Config Utility

I have two 3TB HDD plugged into SATA 0 and SATA 1. I configured the drives for RAID in the BIOS and now when I boot I see the RAID config screen. The screen lists all my drives as it should and says ...
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votes
3answers
50 views

How to properly clone harddisk to external hardisk

First let my tell my needs: I mainly work on my desktop PC. IT is Windows XP SP3. But sometimes i have to leave my home city for urgency and from there i have to work on my pc. So, i keep teamviewer ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Boot Issue

Recently, a friends 2011 MacBook Pro died and won't boot, normally or in safe mode. I managed to boot from the disk, checked disk utility and found Macintosh HD was not mounted. I verified the disk, ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Can't install any OS, hdd errors

I am trying to install any OS on a netbook (Samsung n150), I tried win xp, which hangs trying to boot saying something like (hd0,0). I tried win 7, which loads the installer setup but when it reaches ...
0
votes
0answers
177 views

Is my MacBook Pro 2012's Hard Drive SATA Cable broken?

I dropped my backpack from my bed few weeks ago and my MacBook was in it. At first it wouldn't boot up at all, but I managed to boot it up using internet recovery. I checked issues with the drive and ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Hard Disk laggy

Hey guys I am considering to purchase a new HDD after a series of events that happened : Couple days ago my PC froze while I was playing a game, I wasn't able to close any processes with my Task ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to my hard drive? [closed]

I am using windows 7. When I boot my computer using an ISO image, will it make changes to, or wipe my hard drive? Will I be able to restart and boot to windows 7 and still have all of my data?
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votes
2answers
42 views

Can I boot different operating systems from same external hard drive?

Is it possible to use one external hard drive with multiple operating systems on it so when I go onto the BIOS of my PC and can choose to boot from USB then choose which operating system rom the hard ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Laptop seems to be stuck in a boot sequence where it wants to boot from hiberfil.sys, which doesnt exist on the harddrive

So a friend of mine messed up his ASUS K70AB with windows 7 64bit laptop. Probably by closing the lid and removing the power too soon after. He asked if I could take a look at it so I went and tried a ...
0
votes
2answers
241 views

0xc0000225 Error on Windows Installation to GPT (UEFI)

I am attempting to install Arch linux and dual boot it with windows. As I am running a modern UEFI system, I have put my SSD (see Specs below) in GPT format (losing my original windows installation in ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Lenovo L440 won't boot into Debian installation CD or Debian-installed HDD

I have a Lenovo L440 and a Lenovo X61. I want to install Debian Wheezy on thee L440. This morning, the L440 could successfully boot into Windows 8 from it's hard drive. I created an installation of ...
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0answers
18 views

How do I back up my laptop's Restore Partition to a bootable CD? [duplicate]

My laptop has a 1.5GB recovery partition. The hard drive is getting old and I'd like to back up this partition so I can put it on a new hard drive if I ever need to. Is there a way to back up a ...
0
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0answers
31 views

Mark two partition as bootable on flash drive [duplicate]

I have a 64GB flashdrive split in to two partitions. First partition (45GB). 1. Boot-able (grdlr) 2. Uses Easy2Boot 3. Has several bootable iso's on it using Easy2Boot 4. It is formated as FAT32 ...
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0answers
28 views

Boot failure caused by drive

Whenever I boot with my slave drive plugged in, I get the message "Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device" When I unplug my slave drive (2nd hard drive) the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Lightweight, from usb bootable operating system to connect any hard drive

hello i want to install a bootable operating system on my usb stick to connect hard drives on any other computer. first i tried freedos. its really lightweight but my problem was i wasnt able to ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Disk wipe boot soft setted hdd master password

So I tried to format my hdd with ubcd and I used disk wipe program to delete everything from hdd and the thing is it setted me without me inputing anything a Primary Master HDD User Password so now ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Move bootable partition to another disk

I have laptop which came with HDD drive. Now i need to upgrade it with SSD by keeping HDD and replace CD ROM with Hard disk bay+SSD. I'm bored to re-install windows and software in new drive. ...
2
votes
3answers
44 views

Windows OS's cannot boot on new internal harddrive

I have installed a new internal 500GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron N4030 and it appears that the installation was entirely successful. The BIOS recognizes the drive and shows the serial number of ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

SSD stopped working in laptop but works in other laptop

Strange thing happening in my dell xps l701x - I have been using it for years now with a hdd and sdd in it. The other day, I powered down and went out. Came back to find it would not boot into ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

HDD recovery — linux does not see drive (fdsik -l)

fdisk -l does not see the HDD. The hdd is from a friend's lenovo laptop (ultrabook type). He says that the hdd made a clicking noise that went away the last time he tried booting his laptop. His bios ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

Hard drive not found after blue-screen

I met a blue-screen and then a problem saying "Hard drive not found" when I was re-booting my system. But when I plug the power cable of the hard drive and re-insert it, the system can be successfully ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

How does Diskpart Clean All affect MBR and implications?

I want to overhaul my entire internal hard drive, re-partition it, and re-install Windows Vista. After booting on the Vista Installation Disk and opening Command Prompt, I'm not sure whether to use ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

New drive does not boot after cloning mbr/partitions

I cloned the MBR and both partitions of a drive but the new drive does not boot. The Disk Manager shows these difference: ORIGINAL WORKING DRIVE: C:\Windows Boot,CrashDump,Primary ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Cannot boot to CD/DVD; The CD-ROM or Hard Drive stops working in the middle of booting

I currently have Windows 7 and I wish to delete everything and start all over. But I can't boot to CD. Here's what happens: When I insert the Windows 7 disk: It says "Windows is loading files" The ...