Failed System Image

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by HelpMe, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. HelpMe

    HelpMe MDL Junior Member

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    Hi guys, i need some serious help here, right now i am writing from a pos of a computer and i just screwed up my main one. I had created a system image a few days ago and a few hours ago i eventually went through restoring the system image. However after the system completed the process and is about too load up, it just freezes at the boot screen. I am unable to boot into safe mode or bios mode if i leave the hardrive plugged in. I know the harddrive should be working fine, just something must have messed up, it is a sata drive. I have tried using another harddrive that has xp installed on it and when i have both drives plugged in, it will fail too load up xp, however if i remove the corrupted drive xp will load up fine, i will then try too plug in the corrupt drive hoping that xp will be able to detect it, however this does not seem too work as well, so i can't format it. Does anyone know any tips i can try too detect/recover this drive?

    I have also tried, loadin up the windows 7 disc and then plug in the harddrive, but it fails too find any drives as well.

    Did the same with Ubuntu and it wasn't able to detect any drives/partitions.

    I know there is a way too fix this because i came across this problem before and was able too fix it.

    Windows 7 32bit
    Sata drive
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Are both drives sata drives ?
    Do both show up in the BIOS setup ?
    How many sata ports on the motherboard ? Tried swapping drive to another port ?
    Tried any disk partitioning/diagnostic tools ?
    Is it possible the disk is actually damaged and was simply ready to fail anyway ?

    There are so many questions about this that need eliminating to work through to a solution.
     
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  3. trolltamer2

    trolltamer2 MDL Junior Member

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    You should be able to get into BIOS with no hdd's connected!! If its not seen in the BIOS or you can't boot into BIOS with it connected i would say the hdd is borked or that sata port is.
     
  4. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    #4 spacednow, Jul 30, 2010
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    I had this problem with a drive... my MB seen it and windows wanted to do a disk check before starting. It would never finish though. Then I tried skipping the check, and even though it wasn't listed for a boot disk, my puter would freeze and not finish booting. What I finally did (NOT recommending this) was leave the drive power plugged in, boot up and then insert the sata cable. My pute would then want to reboot, but if I chose that I was back to square 1. This can cause damage, but I got lucky and it worked (just didn't reboot like it asked). Just throwing this out there, this method CAN cause serious damage. EDIT- I re-read your post and you tried this, sorry :(
     
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