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Seagate HD, disc cloning, chkdsk

Question: Seagate HD, disc cloning, chkdsk

I am using WinXP ? it is the latest version, because I use automatic updating.

Two months ago, I bought a Seagate HD to replace my old C: drive. The old drive was showing no signs of distress; I replaced it as a preventative measure.

The old drive was 250 MB and the new drive was 500 MB.

I used Seagate's Disc Cloning software to copy my OS to the new drive, and it worked great. I thought there might be something wrong with the new drive, because most of the time when I turned on my machine, the startup procedure would suggest a CHKDSK before booting to Windows. It never seemed to find anything wrong, but kept suggesting the procedure.

So I returned the new Seagate drive and had them send me another one. While that was happening, I reinstalled my old drive and used it successfully with no CHKDSK requests during any bootups.

When I received the replacement drive, I used Seagate's disc cloning software again. Again the process was successful, and again, the bootup procedure suggests that I allow CHKDSK to run before it boots. It seems that the CHKDSK request happens every other time I turn on my machine.

I am beginning to think that the CHKDSK problem has less to do with the quality of the hard drive than it does with the process of cloning the disc image.

Does anybody have any comments or suggestions?

Thanks.

Ted Trobaugh

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Preferred Solution: Seagate HD, disc cloning, chkdsk

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Answer: Seagate HD, disc cloning, chkdsk

I did a few searches on that.
First thing to check (and least likely to occur) is do you have an HP scanjet 5100c
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;316506
They also suggest it's a possible registry hive corruption that causes this and suggest steps to fix that.

You can also try this:
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how...k_from_run.htm

And a few more posts for your reading enjoyment (or for ideas)
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-72388.php

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Hi, trying to reformat a laptop and a re-install Windows XP. Getting the "unable to delete extended partitions while logical drives exist" message in Fdisk, but all logical drives have been erased.I don't know what make of HDD the laptop has, but am I safe to use the Seagate Disk Wizard Starter Edition to erase/zerofill the drive ready for XP to go back on?Thanks.

Answer:Using Seagate Starter Disc on Non-Seagate drive,

Might not be a good idea, as all it does is little more than FDISK or Windows XP Setup. Yes, Windows XP Setup. Simply pop the CD in the drive, restart the laptop (to boot from the CD) and it will give you a screen allowing you to choose your partitions and filing systems. For safety, use NTFS file systems.When you press the Continue key (F9 I think), it will then re-partition and format your drives for you!Howzat?

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I used Acronis just a short time back not sure if I can down load another copy, what is another good alternative?

Phil
 

Answer:Seagate cloning software

I use xxClone for copying drive to drive.
 

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I bought a new Seagate 250GB EIDE HD 7200/8MB/ATA-100 and would like to replace my old drive with it in my Dell? Dimension? 4400 (Pent 4 1.80GHz, 768mb Ram, running Windows XP Home). I need some advice on how I should format this new drive and then clone and replace my old drive with the new Seagate drive using Norton Ghost 2003.

What is best way to format the harddrive to get it ready to clone - using (Control panel > Administrative tools > Computer management > Disk Management) or formating it via Windows XP CD or is there a better way/easier??? Thanks.
 

Answer:Formating and cloning to a new Seagate 250gb harddrive

You can use Seagates Disk Wizzard ( IMO the easiest & free)\
http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/drivers/discwiz.html
How to use Disk Wizzard
http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/howto/use_dw2002.html
 

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Is anyone aware of any utility that performs a disk check (chkdsk /r) during a cloning process? I don't think either Acronis or Ghost offer that. Would prove helpful when replacing a failing drive.

Thanks

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Hello Guys.

I am trying to clone a 40 Gb disk with Windows 7 Beta installed and few other things using the Utility that comes with the Seagate disks. But the Cloned 300 Gb partition keeps telling me it has a problem in the MBR and so it won't boot and it won't read.
I haven't tried the AUTO mode which expands the 37.4 Gb onto the actual 465.GB of the 500 GB HDD but do you know if any other tool would serve or do you think it might be the way Windows 7 formats the disk leaving a 12 MB partition outside for system files and such.

If you have managed to do it any comment will be thanked.
 

Answer:Cloning a Hard Disk with Windows 7 and Seagate Utility a.k.a acronis

Can't windows 7 repair the MBR like vista does?

**Havn't messed with win7 much yet**
 

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I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP3 & current updates. I have a Seagate 500GB SATA hard drive that has been replaced 2 times now. I bought a brand new Seagate drive. It had problems so I had it replaced under the Seagate warranty & they sent me a refurbished drive. That drive went bad & I had that one replaced with another refurb drive & so forth. I'm on my 3rd drive in this system. I use it in my recording studio Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to record audio & MIDI.

It seems to run fine for a while, then it starts making crackling & popping noises, so I defrag it, then I run "chkdsk c: /f /r" & let that run when my system reboots. Right now, it has been running for more than 7 hours & it's only 35% of the way through stage 4 of 5, so I'm not sure how much longer it's going to take to complete. I've run chkdsk before on previous drives in this system & it can take up to 10 hours to complete.

I've tried swapping out the cables & changing the SATA ports & power connectors & none of that seems to help. Sometimes my system will just crash & I come in in the morning to find my system sitting at a boot prompt & telling me it can't find the boot drive. I go into the BIOS & have to reset the boot drive setup or sometimes I have to power the system off, open it up & pull the power & SATA cables off & reseat them.

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Answer:Chkdsk takes 10 hours to complete on 500GB Seagate drive

so I defrag it, then I run "chkdsk c: /f /r" & let that run when my system reboots.Click to expand...

OUCH! that's the wrong sequence;

a) fix all errors eg chkdsk c: /f /r

[ b) delete temps with cleanmgr ]

c) now run defrag

running defrag w/o first getting the filesystem fixed (chkdsk c: /f /r), you can scramble good data into bad blocks!
 

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Question: disc cloning

 im looking to buy some cloning software and done a couple of trials but i have a couple of questionsacronis seems to only be able to clone the whole drive to a whole drive not partition to partition - have i missed something?i quite liked the speed of spotmau, does faster mean more chance of errors?can a cloned image be split open in another application to get at individual files?any other recommendations based on speed accuracy and the ability to open the image up?i know there are lots of threads on cloning software but they all seem to be just recommendations without the reasons why

Answer:disc cloning

There are more clone programs than you can imagine.Maybe they have cloned each other.Early versions of Norton Ghost work fine. Just eh user interface is a little hard to understand the first few times you use it. You can now get Acronis as a free trial. But know that.My favorite:http://www.runtime.org/The product is free and works inside of Windows XP. This means you have to have a backup XP system ready to do a full recovery if you main system fails.But hat is the way you should work anyhow, IMO.Other clone software may 'shock' the NTFS and you can get an error message when the restored system comes up.  Because DriveImage XML works with XP, it avoids the conflicts.At lot of this stuff is now free. Buy if you want to buy one, try HDClone.http://www.hdclone.com/It has a pretty user interface and is warm and woolly.But even they have a free version!

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Question: Disc Cloning

I recently got an HP Pavilion 521C computer from a friend of mine. I use it as a spare computer. I don't have any windows xp OS back up for this computer. It has a 60gb hard drive. I installed a 60gb slave drive for additional storage if needed. I just downloaded Disk Image software. My question is:

If I use Disk Image to clone the master hard drive to the slave drive, should it boot up xp and work like the master when they are switched. My plans is to remove the slave drive after cloning and store it just in case I need it.

Thanks,

Dave
 

Answer:Disc Cloning

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Question: Hard disc cloning

Hello all, I`ve picked up a copy of Acronis True Image Deluxe from a mag and have been trying to clone my re-formatted, completely up-to-date hard drive. True Image seems to do the job (on to a different hard disc)but when I try to boot up the disc (after making it active, i.e. the system disc)it gets so far into booting Windows then stops at the Windows XP splash screen. The mouse pointer moves so that driver has loaded. I`ve attempted to use sysprep from Microsoft to prepare the disc but found it hard to comprehend the user instructions. It seems as though they are trying to cover every eventuality with their notes for sysprep. Anyone got links to a walkthrough or can explain in laymen`s terms what I am doing wrong? T.I.A. Andy

Answer:Hard disc cloning

^Bump^

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Now after a great deal of help from reading answers in this forum, I have my PC in perfect condition, bug free and up to speed.I now want to clear out my external backup drive and put a fresh clean clone on it, will a one pass cleaner be enough or should I go for the multipass option?

Answer:cloning backup disc

Format the drive, that will be enough...

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I have a mechanical harddrive and i'm upgrading it to a ssd. It's not a boot drive, just one where I had games installed. I would rather not have to re-install and patch them. I have a copy of Norton Ghost, but never have used it at all. Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Disc Cloning Software

If it's not a boot drive, simply robocopy all the files to a partition you make on the SSD.
 

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I have just installed a seagate 7200.10 320GB hard drive ST 3320620A the drive has been formated in winxp and now shows up as a hard drive in "my computer". The disc is set to slave (no jumper) and my primary hard drive is a Western Digital 120GB.I have installed the seagate disc wizard software on to my WD drive that currently contains win xp (sp3) operating system but when I run the disc wizard software it analyses disc C (my WD hdd) and then it analyses disc E (my new seagate drive) then it says that to use this software I need to have at lest one seagate or maxtor drive installed!Can anyone help me make seagate disc wizard software recognise my new seagate drive?

Answer:seagate disc wizard

western digital has lifeguard. you could try that or acronis true image. Disc wizard worked ok for me on xp.

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Hi, I have a security issue question.My company will be taken over by another, and they want to clone our server's HD.They will be using Acronis TrueImage 11.I have already deleted all sensitive data using secure deletion method (DoD 7 times) using eraser.My question : will TrueImage clone the free space inside our server HD ?Thank you

Answer:Security question regarding cloning disc

From the TI 11 Help file:'Backing up disks and partitions is performed in a different way: Acronis True Image Home stores a sector-by-sector snapshot of the disk, which includes the operating system, registry, drivers, software applications and data files, as well as system areas hidden from the user. This procedure is called "creating a disk image" and the resulting backup archive is often called a disk/partition image.Acronis True Image Home stores only those hard disk parts that contain data (for supported file systems). Further, it does not back up swap file information (pagefile.sys under Windows NT/2000/XP) and hiberfil.sys (a file that keeps RAM contents when the computer goes into hibernation). This reduces image size and speeds up image creation and restoration. However, you might use the Create an image using the sector-by-sector approach option that lets you include all of the sectors of a hard disk in an image. ? A partition image includes all files and folders. This includes all attributes (including hidden and system files), boot record, and FAT (file allocation table); as well as files in the root directory and the zero track of the hard disk with master boot record (MBR). ? A disk image includes images of all disk partitions as well as the zero track with master boot record (MBR).'Hope this helps

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I have Acronis 9 and want to clone my C drive 80gb to an external 300gb for back-up. I get to the cloning part and notice it says the destination drive is renamed C. Is this OK to continue as want to keep the original drive as it is.

Answer:Drive letters on cloning Disc

Can you not rename the destination drive to "copy of C"

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I used PC INSPECTOR clone maxx (0.95 Build 769) to clone a 40 GB HD with bad sectors to an newly bought 80 GB one. It took around 3 hours to clone. At the end I found out that it made a partition with exactly 40 GB with all the data and an unallocated part with 40 GB. In windows it looks like one HD with 40 GB, is there a way to clone all the data and have it be one partition of 80 GBs.

PS: The data is the OS with all the Apps and everything in it.
 

Answer:Disc Cloning a drive with Bad Sector

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I have used Seagate disc wizard for some time to back up 'C' to an external.At the end of the cloning it says hit any key to shut down your computer. Which I have always done.But surely does this not go against the 'safely remove hardware' procedure before disconnecting?I know the external remains powered up and connected, but is the data on the external at risk doing it this way? There appear to be no other options.Thanks.

Answer:Seagate Disc Wizard Query

No risk.

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Has anyone used them, and if so were they useful?. Also, are they non-destructive to existing data on the hard drive.?click here

Answer:Seagate "seatools" for testing hard disc

Good, if nothing else works and depending on what the problem is.I've used it to lowlevel format a seagate disk and it sorted some problems.

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so I bought a new 1T hard drive. a seagate barracuda sata. I followed the disc wizard instructions to clone my hard drive but after I chose the disc to clone etc and it restarted the computer now I just have a blank black screen with a flashing cursor. and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. (let it sit for more than 10 min. and the hdd light never flashes or anything.) and now my old drive will not boot.
seagate's site is a waste of time to ask there. no one posts there.
anyone familiar with their clone disc have anything to share with me? I'd hate to re install windows again. takes way too long.....

Answer:seagate clone disc not working need advise

Were both hard drives installed inside the computer? The Acronis that Disk wizzard uses will clone pretty well. I have used it several times without issue. It should not have affected your old hard drive. Which hard drive is set to boot first in your bios? When it said to reboot did you reboot into the new hard drive or the old one. As I recall, the actulal clone process occurs during startup. Use the 1 time boot menu and boot into your new hard drive. See if that helps.

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Hi
I?ve used Seagate Disc Wizard successfully for a long time with XP.
I always created an image of my system before adding any new software so I could restore in case of conflicts or dislike of the new software.
I?ve just bought a new computer running Windows 7 64-bit with TWO 500Gb drives installed. I?m a complete newbie with Windows 7.
I understood the latest Disc Wizard was compatible with Win7 64-bit.
At anyrate, it installed without any problem.
With the computer completely free any other software, I wanted to create an image that reflected the system ?clean? so that I could restore to original in case of problems.
So, I created a backup and this too went fine. Just like in XP.
I then installed some software: Winrar - No problem.
Next I installed ?Revo Uninstaller?. This seemed to install correctly but when I tried to access or even use its ?uninstall? button , window popped up saying the system ?had encountered a problem?.
Since clearly I didn?t have an ?uninstaller? programme, I looked in Add/Remove Programs. There was no sign of Revo and none via ?regedit?. So I?m guessing nothing was installed.
Nevertheless, I thought this would be a good a time as any to run my Disc Wizard backup.
Everything looked fine until it got to the ?progress? screen.
Screen then went black and my ?AsRock motherboard? info appeared for a millisecond saying something like ?unable to mount? or No Device detected.
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Answer:Problem with Seagate Disc Wizard & Windows 7

Windows7 has it's own, perfectly adequate built-in backup program, found in Control Panel > Backup and restore, with which you can create a system image, backup individual files, and set up a regular schedule. It is vastly improved over efforts in previous operating systems. Suggest you ditch Seagate and have a look at this. Don't forget to create a rescue (boot) disk.

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My PC is running very slow, so I am looking to remove unnecessary autostartup items as possible. One candidate is Seagate Disc Wizard Monitor, which appeared after installing and using the wizard. One adviser suggests that the monitor need not be running but that was dependant on circumstances not defined.
Can anyone advise re possible circumstances that would make it advisable NOT to remove the monitor from the autostart list?
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Seagate Disc Wizard Monitor

You can research your startups Here

I'd say that it's safe to shut it down .. Maybe even uninstall it.
 

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Fearing my hard drive is about to fail, I need to make a clone (onto my existing external hard drive) for when the inevitable happens.Problem is, the Acronis True Image manual is 108 pages long and the "how to" takes a bit of fathoming out.Are there any reasonably SIMPLE guides as to how to prepare a hard disc clone (using Acronis True Image), so that in the event of needing to replace the hard drive I can get going again as quickly as possible?

Answer:Cloning Hard Disc Using Acronis True Image

Hi, it is really very simple - the existing external drive will become your internal C: drive when cloned.With the drive connected simply open Acronis and choose the Clone option - then just follow on-screen prompts without making any changes, or in other words, just use all the programs Defaults. Don't set a password or anything else, it really is just a matter of choosing Clone then let Acronis get on with it.Depending on the amount of data and programs etc on C: it will probably take about half an hour or so to complete. The cloned drive will then be an exact copy of your present C: drive in every detail, except of course the Drives' Capacity - cloning is usually done to upgrade to a larger capacity drive.You then just physically swap the drives over, at your own convenience.

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Hi ,
I was going to make a post,then saw an old post



My suggestion is to image/clone your hdd onto backup media with this free app http://majorgeeks.com/EASEUS_Todo_Backup_d6195.html then install your new hdd and with the bootdisk that this app can create, boot to it and restore your cloned working OS and appsClick to expand...

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I have downloaded those two programs,as I have my old disc with 57GB and my new one of 250GB,do I do a whole disc clone or a partition?(see images)



Of course I wouldnt mind just putting the used space(40.65GB) of the 57GB onto the new HD,but if I have to put the full 57GB no problem,but must it be a partition or whole disc
Thanks
 

Answer:Hard drive cloning-partition or whole disc clone?

Yeah you can just clone the whole disk to keep it simple the free space will still be free space once you've cloned it,once its verified working,defrag it then shrink or expand the volume down in control panel,admin tools,disk management if you wish.
 

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Forgive my noobish grasp of this. I need to backup my system. I don't care about the data files (i already back these up to an external drive), only the installed software. The software on this is worth more than the laptop holding it.
My dilemma is that I don't have any original software disc for the OS. Ultimately, I just want to backup the installed environment as is, so if this computer breaks, I can get a new one and load the working OS and Adobe software from a backup drive without jumping through registration hoops.
So which is more appropriate for me, imaging or cloning?
Appreciate the feedback from anyone who knows.

Answer:Cloning or Imaging? - No Original Disc, Need to Save Software

You could clone the hard drive to an new one... that way you can just cold swap them if anything goes wrong.
 
You can always create a system image also, but this won't necessarily save you if you don't have a running OS. (though you can use a repair disk)
 
I'd say clone, but of course there is the cost involved of buying a new HDD. The money is not lost though and you can store your spare HDD in a cool dry place for use at any time... for this machine or others.
 
TsVk!

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Hi

I am trying to create an image/clone of the Windows partition on my HDD so that I may take a snapshot of its setup, applications, tweaks and preference as I have set them post-'fresh install'. I have managed to download and install the Seagate Disc Wizard which I'm told is identical to recent versions of Acronis True Image under a different brand name and need a walkthrough of the process. I simply want to create a backup file (preferably one that I can burn to CD and store safely) such that in the event that I want to format my PC again, I can bring it back directly to its current state. I do not wish to change/destroy/damage any data that is currently on the drive. I cannot seem to find simple instructions on which options to select at the Disc Wizard interface to perform this action either on the Seagate website or elsewhere.

Any help is always appreciated.

Answer:Seagate Disc Wizard (acronis True Image)

Run DW, select the Image Backup option, the Create Image Backup Wizard will start.

Click Next, the option My Computer is selected, click Next. Ensure just your Windows system partition is selected in the dialog, click Next.

Choose a location to put the backup image (it cannot be on the partition that is being backed up), and specify a suitable file name. The option to create a full image backup will be selected (other options are only available in the full TI), press Next.

Choose either to use default options or set manual options (I select manual and set higher compression than default. You can also select to split the archive file if for example you will want to store a copy on CD and it is too big. DVD is preferable for this reason). Click Next.

Add comments if you wish. This allows you to describe the exact system condition of the backup file, eg you could have images of very different software installations. Click Next.

Check that the options listed agree with what you wanted to do, click Proceed.

When the image is created, use the Validate Image Backup task to ensure the image is good. Store images in more than one place - I have one copy on my D: drive in each of my systems, for quick restore, and at least one backup DVD for each.

Have you made at least one bootable recovery CD with the Create Bootable Media option?

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I'm trying to load an ADVANT(ABB) station for my distributed control system(DCS) from ABB, in this process i am trying to load ADVANT software in a seagate make HDD which is to be done in a HP-515 series industrial grade machine. but when i'm trying to load the drive from a CD-ROM drive the process should start with loading HP-UNIX first then subsequently all ADVANT software have to be loaded.But It gets stucked up in a step where the system message is like.."querying disc device 2/0/1.6.0...".please help me.The hard disc is a new one. it's seagate make and the model no. is "ST34371N".

Answer:Problem in loading HP-UX in seagate make hard disc.

Was the drive formatted ? ?Some ship from the factory un-formatted...You can also DLoad and run the SeaTools diagnostics on it available Free at their site.

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This might seem like a really silly question so I will apologise in advance.I am waiting for a new 320GB Seagate ide hard drive to turn up from ebuyer, I will be using the Seagate disc wizard software to clone my current 120GB WD hard drive that is almost full.I have read the disc wizard instructions but it doesn't say if you need to format the disc? I know I will need to install it as a slave drive first before I can copy my old disc to it, but does disc wizard format it before it clones your drive or will I need to format it in xp first?

Answer:installing new seagate hard drive with disc wizard

some drives come preformatted.can't tell until its connected.just run the software and see if there is a format option if not then use disk management in windows to format first.and no its not a silly question.

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Hi, I'm using the free Maxblast 5 drive imaging app on Win XP Pro and trying to do an image verification of an image I made weeks ago. I get an error saying "Failed to create the scheduled task....error 1722...RPC server unavailable". I followed suggestions on the Acronis site about creating the service to no avail (Maxblast uses the Acronis engine). I see no Acronis service in the list of services and running the Acronis Scheduler (DOS function) did nothing either.

Has anyone on this forum messed with this app? The Maxtor user forum apparently sees little expert traffic, so no help likely there. Seagate and Maxtor both have a similar app using the identical Acronis engine and both have the same problem. Also, when I run it from a Maxblast generated boot CD, all I get is some sort of dump of a lot of DOS mode text then it just stops. I'm sensing a "you get what you pay for" situation.

This stuff is free as long as you have one or more Seagate or Maxtor drives on the system, perhaps that's the problem (being free, that is). It does however, work great from Windows. But if you can't boot, you are screwed. Should I cut my losses, bite the bullet and just buy Acronis True Image ($50)? Or, here's another promising imaging app for $39. http://drive-image-backup.com/image-for-windows.htm?referrer=google&type=GoogleAdWordsSearch

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Seagate/Maxblast disc imaging util problem

I use the Seagate Discwizard that has Arconis in it.
I make all my images by booting into the rescue boot disc and launching Acronis from it.

Just to note that on one computer where I installed a new motherboard, the Seagate rescue disc would not recognize my hard drives and I went the route of building a BartPE with the Acronis plugin.
This is not a common problem, however.

Or you might try the free Macrium Reflect.
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
I've also used it and it works well for me.
 

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Problem To Install Win 98/me In Seagate Sata Hard Disc :-
I Have A Seagate Sata Hard Disc ( 80 Gb ) .when I Install Windows '98 Or Windows Me , In The Middle Of Installation An Error Ocured.a Blue Screen Shows An Message.like This........
"your Multi Function Device (standard Dual Pci Ide Controler ) Has Some Child Devices Using 32 Bit Drivers And Others Using Compatibility Mode Drivers.this Configaration Is Not Supported , So Your Computer Has Been Halted To Prevent Corruption.
After You Restart Your Computer , Windows Will Use Compatibility Mode Drivers For Each Child Device Attached To This Multi-function Device. If You Want To Use 32 Bit Drivers You May Be Able To Obtain An Updater Driver For The Device That Caused The Problem By Contacting Your Hardware Manufracturer , Or Youcan Disable The Device.
Press Any Key To Continue………………….
System Halted…………. "
When Install Is Finished , I Found There Is No Cd Rom/ Cd Writer Drive In "my Computer " Page.but When I Install Windows Xp ,than All Problems Are Solved. Also In The Middle Of Installation No Message Is Shown.

If Any Friend Solve My Problem ???? So Please Solve My Problem.
I Am Waiting.
 

Answer:Problem To Install Win 98/me In Seagate Sata Hard Disc

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I've had this problem for a while now on my computer. I'm running Win XP (service pack 1). It has been discussed here before but was never resolved. The problem being that since I re-installed Win XP from a recovery disc I have never been able to get Chkdsk to work.

I have a new problem now regarding this and it concerns Disc Defragmenter. Every time I try to start it I receive a message stating the Chkdsk is scheduled to start on next re-boot, and Disc Defragmenter can not start until Chkdsk has performed it's job. The problem is that Chkdsk just never starts so I am stuff now not being able to defragment my hard drive.

Is there a way to unschedule Chkdsk so I can at least defragment my hard drive?
I've tried doing it using "run" / Chkdsk /f and then saying "no" to Chkdsk starting on next reboot, however Disc Defragmenter still keeps on telling me that Chkdsk is scheduled on next redoot and cannot work until it has completed it's scan of the drive.

Mack
 

Answer:Disc Defragmenter and Chkdsk

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Question: CHKDSK Disc Check

I just rebooted my PC but before it started I got the following message on a blue background.
Checking file system on C
The type of the filw system is NTFS
A disc check has been requested windows will now check the disc
Stage 1 CHKDSK is verifying files
Stage 2CHKDSK is verifying indexes
Stage 3 Verifying Security Descriptors
Does anyone know what this is I have had a couple of times previously

Answer:CHKDSK Disc Check

Stop Auto CHKDSK

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According to Vista Back-up, I apparently have errors on my external hard drive that I use for back-up.

You can't do that whilst it is 'in use' yet it's always in use as soon as you start the computer (though I don't see why).

How can I perform a chkdsk on this drive? I'm using Vista Business 64-bit

Freddie

Answer:Performing chkdsk on external disc

In this context, "in use" means that CHKDSK cannot gain exclusive access to the volume, which is what it needs in order to perform a sector integrity scan (CHKDSK /R). There are probably data files on that drive which are latched onto by apps that run in the background, or you've got an Explorer window open and focused on the external drive.

Irrespective, the way around it is to schedule a CHKDSK to run at next boot. I'd suggest installing this hotfix first:

When you restart a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, and a volume on the hard disk is corrupted, a black screen is displayed, or the system stops responding

If you try to run CHKDSK /R /X (force volume dismount first), I believe it should ask you whether you want a CHKDSK scan the next time the machine boots, if it can't be done right away.

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Hi,

I was doing a chkdsk ( right click on drive C > properties > tools > Check now button ) and I have also selected scan for bad sectors. I noticed that during part 5 of the check, it seems to slow down on some sections of the disk. Does that indicate that there is a problem with that portion of the disk?
 

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Hi there,

Sorry if this is not the correct place to post this but it seemed the most appropriate option.

I'm trying to restore a backup that is stored on my Seagate Expansion 3TB external drive connected to a HP Pavilion g6 1180SA laptop running Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.

The backup was made recently and seemed to go without a problem. Now, when I try to restore the backup, after going through the set up screens, selecting the backup, which drive to restore to etc and starting the process Disc Wizard reboots the machine. I then get a black screen with 'Starting Seagate Loader...' in the top right corner. The process appears to have stalled at this point with nothing more appearing to happen and no hard drive activity apparent either from the laptop or the external drive. It has been this way for several hours. I think by now the restoration would have completed so the process has stalled.

I have emailed Seagate for advice but really need some quick answers. I don't want to force the machine to shut down if it's half way through restoring. I really does look like it's hung though.

Can anyone advise how I should proceed?

Many thanks

David

Answer:Restore operation hangs after reboot. Win7 Home prem+Seagate disc Wizard

I then get a black screen with 'Starting Seagate Loader...' in the top right corner. The process appears to have stalled at this point with nothing more appearing to happen ...It's usually in the top left-hand corner ...I think you can be quite sure that the operation has stalled and that the restoration from the backup image has not begun. You should be quite safe to press and hold the power button until the machine switches off. Then start the computer again and it should boot as normal.Verify the backup with DiscWizard once Windows is back up and running.Check the hard drive by running the SeaTools diagnostic utility.

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Hey guys, i love this place btw,much appreciative for all of the help you guys always give


I just built a new pc and when i run cmd as admin,and do a chkdsk/f or /r, everytime it says the drive is locked,and it will do the chkdsk on sys restart... The thing thats freaking me out is,this same problem happened with the pc i JUSt had before this one...

IM 99% sure i used the same disc for both installs of win 7 x64

Is there something wrong with my install discs or something?? did the files i moved from the old pc have a virus or something in it?

Are the drives locked because i didnt partition them correctly?

Like,how do i figure out why my drive is always locked?
Also ,on another topic (or it could be related) i just built a new pc recently,but i already got a blue screen error...little scary.. i spent quite a bit on this barebones x58m Msi/Intel I7 950 package... Got the blue screen coincidentally after installing extra fan to cool hot GPU
heres the error report

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFFA800D084328
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF88005AC7C60
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\051611-19281-01.dmp
C:\Users\jacob\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-31109-0.sysdata.x... Read more

Answer:Bad install disc? Drive always locked for Chkdsk + Other weird probs

What drive are you trying to scan? The Windows drive (normally C) is always locked because Windows is running off of it.

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 Cloning/ after cloning   to new hard drive the recovery partition on new hard drive  would not load everything else works fineNEW HARD DRIVE IS WD 500I USED WD SOFTWARE TO CLONE

Answer:Cloning/ after cloning to new hard drive the recovery partition would not work

HiThe okr which is installed on the hard drive will work only on the same hdd. Okr of a drive wont work on a different drive.Regards





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hi everyone
First i am wishing you all a very happy new year to all of you.
please i need your help
Today i received my Seagate SSHD hard disk model: ST2000DX001.
it is working fine,but i can't use any software from Seagate website,the software are:
-Sea tools for windows:when i use the software,the software doesn't see my hard disk it can only see (Generic USB SD READER)
-download finder software:again doesn't recognize the hard disk
-Seagate/Maxtor serial number locator,again doesn't see my hard disk
-Drive detect utilitydisk drive section) i can see ST2000DX001-1CM164 SCSI disk device
i already installed windows OS,with all the windows updates,internet security,utilities softwares
-Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk.
The softwares i have for degragmentation:
-iolo system mechanics
-Glarys utilities
-Ashampoo win optimizer
i use the defragmentation software one at a times.(please reply to this question as well)
I hope to hear from you very soon
My kindest regards
habib

Answer:seagate SSHD(hard disk)doesn't recognized any software from seagate website

Please can i use (disk defragmentation) software,with this hard disk. The softwares i have for degragmentation: -iolo system mechanics -Glarys utilities -Ashampoo win optimizer
Yes you can but none of those products offer a decent defragging method and defragging is not really required that much either.

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Question: OS Disc "cloning"

Ok, first I apologize if this is a FAQ, I did try to search but really dont' even know what to search for...

I am on an i7 system (homebuilt) using Win7 Professional (legit OEM copy). Here's some possibly unrelated background info..

- My OS disc has developed some bad sectors (as proven by the Samsung disc utility), and also is giving a SMART error (drive is going to fail, just hasn't fully yet).

- It APPEARS that the sectors that include the actual OS are still intact (Windows is functioning normally at this point). There are some files in my Documents folder that are corrupt, but that isnt' a big deal, I have full backups of all my DATA.
So this system is used for our business and has a TON of programs installed, and each program has TONS of add-ons and "tweaks" done. It literally took me 3 full dedicated days of setup to install all the programs, add-ons, and "tweaks".

I really DO NOT want to have to just get a new drive and re-install everything. I'd LIKE to just make a "clone" of the OS disc onto the new HD I bought today, then make the new HD the "boot disk" and have everything work perfectly (ie. Windows, and all programs and add-ons installed and ready to go).

In the past, I've been able to easily do this, using any of a few programs under Vista and older OS's (I"ve used Acronis Migrate as well as Norton Ghost in the past). In the past I've been able to just clone a disc image and used the new disc, everything was ... Read more

Answer:OS Disc "cloning"

You could run check disk and set it to try to recover bad sectors on the hard disc. This should either fix the bad sectors, or tell 7 to ignore them. This may allow Windows 7 backup to run correctly.

You can also try Macrium Reflect Free.

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Answer:What Makes Seagate So Quite? Any Differences Between Seagate And Other HDDs?

from seagate's website:

Quote:




The SoftSonic motor is a new, engineering breakthrough feature of Seagate's sound barrier technology (SBT). Using industry-standard tests, the Barracuda ATA IV one-disc model emits only 2.0 bels while spinning and 2.4 bels while seeking; the human ear can't hear sounds below 2.5 bels. Seagate's SBT also reduces noise using specialized seek algorithms, SeaShield. top cover and internal dampers, resonance reduction, spin commutation and other mechanical and materials design optimizations.

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Diagnostic Tool.Ok, HDD got winxp installed fine, but I always like to check the HDD when there new so I downloaded the Seagate HDD for my SATA HDD and it will go to 99% only of the Short Diagnostic test boot from floppy.My Motherboard doesn't have SATA II and the HDD is a SATA II but there are no required jumper settings required to knock it back to 150 SataSop because it will not let me test the hdd would you suspect I have a problem with the HDD ?

Answer:Seagate ST380817AS will not test with Seagate

If XP is installed fine and you can read and write to the drive then I wouldn't worry.

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AHCI disk.

Running chkdsk from Properties Tools with no autofix says there are errors.

Dismount the drive and reboot. Chkdsk reports no errors found. Properties Tools Chkdsk still syas there are errors.

Auslogics Defrag also says there are errors.

Answer:Tools Chkdsk with no /f /r says errors, bootup chkdsk says none

Assuming it's one of the Samsungs, there is an ES Tool diagnostic for their drives.
Download the offline (Dos boot) iso, burn it to cd, and run the long test. That will tell you for sure.

Downloads ? Freeware Tools ? Page 46 ? www.hiren.info

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Have just run chkdsk and computer advises running chkdsk with /f option to fix, as Windows found problems with file system.This refuses to run as volume is in use.Clicking on Y to chkdsk on next restart does nothing.Typing win or exit just creates the previous paragraph. Have to 'X' out and end programme.On restart computer boots and runs ok but there is no option for the chkdsk to run beforehand.Any offers on a cure for this please?

Answer:chkdsk screen frozen after running chkdsk

Run in safe mode

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How can I fix this?  CHKDSK /r stops 1 second into count down.
I run cmd as administrator.  Type CHKDSK /f also tried CHKDSK /r.  Then restart computer.
The Opening Windows screen appears, then it goes to the black screen stating something like "CHKDSK about to run. Press any key to abort."
Count down starts at 10, then goes to 9, then "CHKDSK has been cancelled."
Then Windows 7 boots.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can't run chkdsk on Windows 7. CHKDSK cancels 1 second into count down.

Hi, this is a known bug.
Please request the following hotfix:
KB975778 - The Chkdsk.exe program does not start correctly on a Windows 7-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975778/en-us

Click on
View and request hotfix downloads , select the platform (x86 or x64) and type in your email twice and type in the captcha ad click request hotfix.

After 1 minute you have an email with the link to download an exe. Use the password which is included inside the email to extract the update.

Install the update and reboot, now the issue is fixed.

André"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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New member to the forum Will try to make this as concise as possible.
The computer is a Windows XP Pro based with multiple partitions using a Fat 32 file system: Dual boot with Windows 98 2nd ED for Dx use.
The problem:
When chkdsk is ran inside Windows xp it will find the following; " Windows found errors on the disk but will not fix them without the /F (fix)parameter ...\Windows\Prefetch\chkdsk.exe - 0C6DCB55.pf first
allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated. 2nd error - ....... \Windows\Prefetch\cmd.exe - 034B0549.pf first
allocation unit will be truncated . When it ask to convert files (Y/N) I answer Y. Rerun Chkdsk and of course the same problem occurs but sometimes it will find other errors; along with the previous ones. However, this time I don't allow it to convert files. Then Rerun chkdsk and schedule the /F to run on reboot. I proceed to reboot the computer and Chkdsk /F start as it suppose to, however it finds NO errors. Enter Windows XP as normal and run Chkdsk and the same errors occurs; then I proceed to schedule the chkdsk /F and no errors are found again when it runs. This is continual loop.
I think it started, not sure, when I had to format the partition and do a recovery of the drive via Norton Ghost V15 backup image file. However found the same problem on another computer but was able to fix it using one the following solutions : but not here!
ATTEMPTED FIXES 1)Ran Chkdsk /r,; 2) ran Chksdks /p /r (assumed) in the Recovery Console;... Read more

Answer:Chkdsk /f can't duplicate Windows XP Chkdsk errors

I dunno what all that meant, tbh it was pretty much a technical blur to me, but if I had weirdo messages from chkdsk and couldn't get it to act right, I'd run HDD Regenerator from the Hiren's Boot Disk to see if there are bad (and repairable) sectors causing problems.Also, if the data is here now, not here now, etc.... I'd be wondering if the power is bad.What's the make, model & power output of the PSU ? Have you checked the voltage both in BIOS and in Windows using 3rd party application like SpeedFan ?If, for example, you discover you've got 10.5 volts on your 12 volt rail, all these weird chkdsk scenarios become meaningless.

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Every time my computer starts up it pops up, and while i'm using it now too. Why does it keep asking me to put a disc into the drive?

-Thanks
 

Answer:Windows-Disc. No disc in drive. Please insert disc. Pops up a lot.

you probably have an application running upon startup to prompt for that.
or
you did not finish an installation of a program/driver properly, and it thinks you are continuing the installation...

START, Run, enter msconfig, and check startup
 

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I have a 2 TB WD BLACK SATA drive in my computer.
For a couple of days while I was gone I ran chkdsk c: /r
Hoping to clear the dirty tag I get when I run ( fsutil dirty query c: )
When I came back the boot screen was up and I logged in .. the dirty tag is still there. I've run the WD utility and it shows the drive to be fine and all the bad areas tagged. I ran this at the CMD screen and as an administrator. The scan starts at the next boot.

This is round 2. I've already don't this with another drive which I removed and then installed the above mentioned drive. Any idea why the dirty tag will not clear. Thanks .. K

Answer:CHKDSK will not clear dirty tag after chkdsk c: /r ?

Hi there kdiver58 ,

It's a good idea to test the drive. Download WD DLG Support Answers. You can also have a look at this tutorial I think you will find it useful Check Disk - Reset

Hope that helps.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

Answer:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Hi there,

Is there any way to get a chkdsk log from an unbootable computer after you run chkdsk from the Recovery Environment (RE) so it can be posted on a forum?

Thank you,

Donna

Answer:How to get a log from chkdsk after running chkdsk from the RE?

Here's where I look for chkdsk results:

Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Event Viewer and open Windows logs in left pane. Double-click "Application". Look for chkdsk in the source column in the right pane for the time chkdsk was run. Double click that row to bring up details.

If the chkdsk is run on a reboot, as it would for a C drive, the results should be under a “wininit” listing in the source column, rather than under chkdsk.

That's where I look for results. You could just copy the results to a file and upload the file---or just copy the pertinent portion into a post.

I'm not sure how much of that you can get to from the recovery environment.

I'm not sure offhand if there is a more detailed log anywhere.

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From looking around the net i was told the command
chkdsk /f > C:\chkdsk.txt
would run chkdsk and then put the read out in chkdsk.txt in the c: drive. How ever this dose not work. I get a terminal that just has the _ blinking. I have to hit ctrl+c to turn it off it does not work. Is their a way to get this to work? i would like the output some were easyer to find then going to the viewr program and looking it up.
 

Answer:chkdsk /f > C:\chkdsk.txt not working

Chkdsk puts its log in Event Viewer under Application.
 

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Hi all,

I have been trying to creat recovery discs for my L300 but after a 1-2 mins the programme stops and says "please check if the disc is scratced or dirty, if so, try again with a new disc" error code 0E01B5-26-2A030C00,

I have tried this lots of times with lots of different DVDs over the past few weeks but this keeps happening!

The machine is only a few weeks old and running Vista home premium any advise please as Im stuck.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Satellite L300 - recovery disc creator error - disc is scratced or dirty

Hi mate

I think you used simply not fully compatible and supported disks.
In my case I couldn?t create the recovery because the CD/DVD drive was not able to handle it.

Fact is that many CD & DVD disks supports different standards and properties and in many cases the CD/DVD drives have many difficulties to handle the different disks.
I think you should simply test some DVD-R disks.

I uses DVD-R and was able create the recovery disk.

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
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Answer:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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hello all
I hace recently replaced my failed hdd in an old acer pc. I loaded the recovery software and thathseemed to go well, until the pc reboots. It reads "disc boot failure insert system disc and press enter". Despite the several attempts of reloading the system recovery software,and changing the boot order in bios i get the same result. Is it bad /old software, bad hdd? also i noticed that in bios the dvd/cd drive and hdd are labeled sata 1 and 2 respectively should the be or does that not matter? Thanks in advance.

Answer:disc boot failure insert system disc and press enter

There's a good sequence of checks here.

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Hi, it makes 2 month my computer crashed during Windows 10 update. It's a coincidence but the Hard drive crashed during the update.I bought the set of recovery disc from lenovo website and when i received them i tryed to recover my laptop. TO do this i plugged an external CD-ROM and insert disc 1 inside. But after asking me to insert CD 2, the screen is blocked on  "Current Item : CPPII Initialize Storage Disk(s)"  Recovery process is running , please don't remove your power adapter. I've called the lenovo's support and they decided to send me a new set of discs. Today i've tryed them but it does the same thing. I'm certainly doing wrong thing but what ? I'm not using the original hard drive, i've bought a SSD 240Go instead of the 750 Go SSD+HDD  Thanks for the help

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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc? One of the very first things I did after receiving my W510 was to create the Lenovo R&R Start Up disc (actually 2 of them in case one doesn't work). Is that the same as the Windows 7 System Repair disc that is recommended to make as well or do they perform separate functions. Thank you for your time. Jim













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Answer:What is Difference between Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Start Up Disc and Windows 7 System Repair Disc?

Lenovo Rescue & Recovery Disc allow you to recover your machine back to Lenovo Default Windows 7 image, in case your Windows is corrupted or something went wrong.Windows 7 System Repair Disc allow you to recover and repair Windows file if something went wrong, you can also do a System Restore when your Windows cannot start up. You can do some advanced configuration with command prompt in Windows 7 System Repair Disc or uses your own Windows Recovery Image files to restore your Windows + files + program, because that will be your custom image files. Best RegardsPeter

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

Answer:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

Answer:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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Hi all,

After 8 weeks wait i finally received my vista upgrade a couple of weeks ago, but when i put in the toshiba disc it said to use first i found that the disc is faulty. i contacted moduslink but did not receive any help from them. What i wanted to know is can i upgrade to vista without using the toshiba disc??

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-998 Laptop with Windows XP Professional with media centre. the upgrade is for vista business. Any advice on this issue would be gratefully received!!

Thanks
Dave

Answer:Satellite A100-998: Can Vista Upgrade Disc be used without the Toshiba Disc?

Hi

I?m a little bit confused? What CD or DVD is faulty??
The received Vista DVD or the Toshiba recovery CD??
In my knowledge the received Vista CD upgrades the old Toshiba XP to Vista? so I think you need the original Toshiba XP image for Vista upgrade?

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Hi there,

Brand new Toshiba Satellite L500-11V, first thing create the TOSHIBA Recovery Discs, disc 1 no problems but disc 2 never finishes it gets half way through and just stops. Even left it over night and nothing!!!

End up quitting the program and starting again, i now have 4 copies of disc 1??!!

Any ideas people??
(also fully up to date with windows updates)

Many thanks

Leigh

Answer:Satellite L500-11V - Recovery Disc Creator crashes on disc 2

Windows updates are not relevant for all this.

Which empty medias do you use, DVD-/+/R/RW?

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im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

Answer:windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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 PC system/ 98' dell dimension L400c  desktop/  intel quantum  fireball 4oomhz  processor/4GB hard driveC/ win 98'se  :  Disc defragmenter locks at 53% & the processor continues to run on with no other changes of operation?  The disc  defrag. "show details" shows that at" locked" 53% run status that the D.F. program is at the end of the  hard drive: C!!??  Also, having alot of program error's popping up & stating closing program now posts! 

Answer:Why Disc defragmenter locks at 53% defrag. & stating end of disc drive?

DLoad the drive manuf. diagnostics from their site...Use the file to create a bootable CD...Boot to the CD and run the long test.Your drive is probably failing and this will confirm it.

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Hi, please can anyone help? We lost the disc, and need to recover Windows on the laptop Sattelite A100-649.

Thanks!
Maggie

Answer:Re: Recovery disc lost - how to recover Sattelite A100-649 without a disc?

Satellite A100 is old notebook model and I think you cannot order it anymore.
What you can try is to install own WXP version. All necessary drivers, tools and utilities you can find on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you have more questions you are welcome.

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

Answer:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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I have a disc stuck in the disc drive of an old Compaq Presario 4814. Anyone have any ideas of how to get this disc out of my disc drive?? - Please!!! I can't find any holes where the disc could be pushed on and it can't be reached with needle nosed pliers.

Answer:disc stuck in disc drive of an old Compaq Presario 4814

Is there a small hole in the front of the drive? If so a paper clip can be inseted to manually unlock the mechanism.

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I would like to append files to a data disc which still has 200MB free space and is not closed. Toshiba Disc Creator sees the free space but sees the disc as closed. I checked on a PC with Nero and Nero sees writable free space.
Why?

How can I get Toshiba Disc Creator to see the disc as open?

Answer:Re: Toshiba Disc Creator sees disc as closed

Hey,

What notebook and operating system you have?

Probably you have to update the current version of your Toshiba Disc Creator software. It?s downloadable Toshiba tool that you can get here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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Hi folks - hope someone can help.
I'm running XP Home on a Sony VAIO. The PC has a partitioned HD: C (main), & D (storage). I defrag every night.
This evening, I got the dreaded "not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter" message. Suddenly tonight I'm showing only 2% free space on drive C. I went in and changed my System Restore percentage from 12% to 6%. Now I'm showing 6% free space (but still can't defrag).
I shouldn't have had to change my System Restore percentage tho. I'm sure that's not the culprit. Up until last night the C drive was nowhere near this full. Something's there tonight that wasn't yesterday. ...A whole LOT of something. The Defrag graph is showing a nearly FULL C drive with a LOT of red "fragmented" files"
I've been doing a bit of downloading, but after it's on the desktop (part of C), I move it to the D storage drive (which has a LOT of free space remaining).
Something's fishy. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking I need to find some type of application to tell me what's suddenly on that drive taking up all this space. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?...
 

Answer:not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

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My local disc drive C disappeared from My Computer and also the secondary drives wont show I haven't installed any new software or anything, I haven't looked at them for about a week and then I saw that they were gone

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Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3

It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.

So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.

For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.

It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)

I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.

More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.

I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.

Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.

Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?

Thanks!

Answer:Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

and welcome to the Forum


I would first run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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I am trying to copy MP3 files on to an audio disc using Disc Creator.
I can find the audio file that I want to copy but cannot get it to display in the Source Window.

Answer:Trying to copy MP3 files on to an audio disc using Disc Creator

Do you mean Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator?

This tool was designed to burin only the Recovery disk!

In your case I would recommend using an 3rd party tool like Nero

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New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD? I do have the product code.

Answer:HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

Hello docmac7672

Check out the Tutorial below for making USB Install





USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Iso http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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I have a problem trying to set up raid 1. I have a new PC with W7 Pro 64 bit installed and have migrated everything off the old failing desktop. Everything works well and W7 has no problem booting. I can take W7 image dumps as well. Somewhere in the process of setting up RAID I have done something that does not allow me to complete the process. I decided to use the Install Disk and do a startup repair to clear things, but for some reason neither the Install Disc or the W7 System Repair disc find a system to repair yet my system boots properly.
I've read that I can image dump the whole thing, enter BIOS and setup Raid 1 properly and then restore the image. The proper drivers for RAID were loaded. Can someone tell me if this process would work? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Neither W7 install disc or W7 repair disc find my new system

Win7 doesn't much like dated RAID technology, and doesn't need it with built-in drive imaging.

If you wanted to RAID your new PC you'd have reimage or reinstall anyway.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Macrium - Image your system

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i keep getting the above message, every now a then sometimes it will boot up ok ,i thought it maybe my memory so i ran the windows memory checker and it appears to be ok.then i thought it might be my sound card drivers which i updated because it happened after i did that so i put the old ones back on and still the same. ps i have noticed that i have got 3 IRQ addresses the same could it be that ?? anyway my system is as follows3.6 ghz p4 2 gb pny ddr2 ram 533mhzcreative xfi extreme music sound cardgigabyte 915 p ga-81915p dual graphic motherboardhitachi deskstar hard drive sata 160 gbxfx geforce 7800 gt graphic cardall running on windows xp home sp2

Answer:disc boot faliure please insert system disc???

It's probably a loose connection to the hard drive or the other end, the motherboard.Check that the SATA data cable is pushed fully home into the rear of the hard drive. Follow the cable to the motherboard and push that fully home.Also check the power connector.If the problem persists, try different cables.

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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC424 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S E: CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.7.2006
DVD-Copy on the fly
5:55:35 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

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Answer:Solved: Error burning a DVD -R disc : Illegal Disc

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I have an old Fujitsu Euroline PC operating on Windows ME. I ahvent used this in some time but today i tried to boot up and got the messageDisc Boot Failure... insert system disc and press enter.I can not find this disc but not sure i had one to begin with.How do i solve this problem and get the pc up and running again ?

Answer:disc boot failure .. insert system disc

Disc Boot Failure means it can't find an operating system - Windows MEIf it has a floppy drive make sure that is it empty and no floppy disc in.Ditto for the CD drive.Remove floppy disc and CD if they were in, then reboot PCIf it still gives the Disc Boot Failure message then it is the Harddrive not working.Switch off the pc and unplug the wall plug then:Take the side off the pc tower and reseat cables to Harddrive (unplug the connections and then plug them back in again) Switch on pc and boot up and see if that fixes it.

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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I have been posting on the general forum and elsewhere recently, about my new system that I got the parts for just last week. My plan was to build a new system as my current system was built 4 years ago, and it has Vista 64 bit home edition.

I work for a large company, and we have the ability to purchase programs from Microsoft at a good price. I remember I purchased my Vista from them directly, via work, and then I think I had to order the 64 bit disc separately.

Anyway, that was what I used to install Vista.

This last week, I got the parts for my new system, which included the OEM Windows7 64 with SP1 disc, and used an SSD for the first time. I loved the performance of the SSD booting and shutting down, so decided to buy a 128 gb SSD for the old system, as it was getting sluggish.

In preparation for this new SSD, I went to find my Vista disc and the product key. Now this has been 4 years since I last used it...you would think I would put it somewhere safe, wouldn't you? Well, I can not find it to save my life.

I will go to the employee purchase website from work tomorrow and see if there is a way to email MS from my work email, to see if they have a record of my purchase. I don't know if they would replace it even if they find verification of my purchase.

I assume the OEM Win 7 disc I bought from newegg allows for only one license, or one PC, correct?

Another option, I assume, and I am not very knowledgeable about this, but would there be an easy way to ... Read more

Answer:Cannot find my Vista disc for old system, can I use new Win 7 disc, or other options?

Stevarian said:


I have been posting on the general forum and elsewhere recently, about my new system that I got the parts for just last week. My plan was to build a new system as my current system was built 4 years ago, and it has Vista 64 bit home edition.

I work for a large company, and we have the ability to purchase programs from Microsoft at a good price. I remember I purchased my Vista from them directly, via work, and then I think I had to order the 64 bit disc separately.

Anyway, that was what I used to install Vista.

This last week, I got the parts for my new system, which included the OEM Windows7 64 with SP1 disc, and used an SSD for the first time. I loved the performance of the SSD booting and shutting down, so decided to buy a 128 gb SSD for the old system, as it was getting sluggish.

In preparation for this new SSD, I went to find my Vista disc and the product key. Now this has been 4 years since I last used it...you would think I would put it somewhere safe, wouldn't you? Well, I can not find it to save my life.

I will go to the employee purchase website from work tomorrow and see if there is a way to email MS from my work email, to see if they have a record of my purchase. I don't know if they would replace it even if they find verification of my purchase.

I assume the OEM Win 7 disc I bought from newegg allows for only one license, or one PC, correct?

Another option, I assume, and I am not very knowledgeable about this, but would ... Read more

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Hi,

I'm a newbie here, and am hoping somebody can help with this issue. I have a hp pavillion dv6000 laptop with vista 64, and a built-in cd/dvd burner. Recently, no matter what software I use to burn discs(data, audio, mp3 etc) the process completes normally, but the disc remains blank. I've looked all over the forums, and searched google for answers as well, but came up with - pardon the pun - a blank. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Cheers,
whydoesmycomputerhateme
 

Answer:CD/DVD writer seemingly burns disc, but disc is still blank

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

Answer:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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Everytime I put a disc in any of my drives (DVDRW/DVDROM) it retains a picture of what was on the disc even after removing said disc. When a new disc is inserted, the drive won't read it until I restart the computer. Ocassionally, when I double click on the My Computer icon it kicks it into action. The autoplay are set and F5 doesn't work. (Using Windows XP) Can anyone help, please?

Answer:Disc drives retaining picture of previous disc

Similar problem at click here. Try the solutions posted there - one may work. G

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

Answer:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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Vista Boot disc/ emergency start disc: how do I make one for Vista so that I can boot from the floppy/CD and go into Safe Mode? It was simple in Win 2000. I can't see how to do it in Vista.
 

Answer:Vista Boot disc/ emergency start disc?

I'm having the same problem with Vista. If you solve your problem, please let me know. I can't seem to get an answer to my question.
Red
 

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

Answer:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

Answer:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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Please help 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up and I cannot get XP to start,I have put a recovery disc in and got to the dos menu started scandisc seems to be taking for ever (5% in 3hours).can I recover my doc's for my University course:help anyone
Thanks for looking
Tone

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
Disk boot failure, insert system disc and press enter. I press enter and goes to blank screen the s... Read more

Answer:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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I think I may have found an answer to my boot problem. After reading the tutorial on system image restore I saw this statement.

"You can fool it into thinking that simply by marking the 7 partition as active.

May be as well to make it a "secondary" system partition , by copying across the relevant files - in case you forget to hand the active flag back"

How would I be able to make my "C" WIN7 drive my system drive instead of my "D" Vista drive. Right now my "D" Vista is my system drive.
Or, can I have two system drives at the same time? Remember these are on TWO SEPERATE hard drives.

Answer:How to make a hard disc a system disc

First make sure you are set to see hidden and protected files in Windows Explorer.

Copy bootmgr file from D: to C:
Copy boot folder from D: to C: and tell it to skip over copying bcd and bcd.log when it prompts.

Run this command from an elevated command prompt. You may copy and paste into it. Hit enter.

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd

Reboot into bios and change the primary boot device to be your C: drive.

Boot to Windows and make sure C: is now the system drive. If so, you may delete the boot folder and bootmgr file on D:

If you want two "system drives" so in case one fails you'll be able to boot from the other, don't delete anything and use bios to change drives in this instance.

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HELLO FRIENDS , i am facing issue regarding not able to boot from recovery disc provided HP dealer while purchasing .Since i had formated my PC  now i am trying to recover it through disc but actually disc no 5 is coming out of drive .Even i had made new Copy of that disc from nero software .Please help me to recover my licence OS and from where i will get my Original OS back now since i do not have Original cd provided by dealer but it was genuine before formating .Also provide me th ebest possible solutions if it was not dobne from since i m new in this .

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Hi to you all,I recently bought a pack of recordable discs, i checked the properties in this but it is only showing has 96.6. used space is 0 bytes Free space is 101,316,608 bytes 96.6 mbThey are 800mb 90 min discs.My re-writer is only 18mths old and i was told this is the problem. IS THIS TRUE!Many Thanksalan

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I'm having an odd problem on two different PCs. Both are WinXP and clear of spyware. They share very few other details, making it odd that they have the same exact problem.

Once I insert a CD into the optical drive (a Pioneer 108 DVD+-RW on one machine and a LiteOn DVD ROM on the other), the computer reads it and then ANY OTHER disc I put in after the first one seems to go unrecognized. Not only that, but bringing up "My Computer" shows that the drive is saying the FIRST disc's directory.

The only program I have on both which I suspect is CopyToDVD. Any suggestions? (I've already tried uninstalling it and it didn't solve the issue).
 

Answer:CD/DVD Drive recognizes first disc then sees all others as the first disc

Sounds like you have auto run turned off. My pc does the same but i dont want cd's auto running so i just put up with it.
 

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