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Been a long time since I have been on so "Hey Team!!! Hows it going??" I have a Dell XPS and the WD HD that came in it has failed to boot. I removed the drive placed it in my cradle to see if it would come on and it did. I have placed a newer Toshiba (Small Lap Top drive but much faster and larger) drive in the cradle with it and began to copy everything over to the new drive. I open my computer and began doing the right click select all copy and paste to the new HD. Some files have some have not. Win.7 Ult. boot recovery or restore is not working so what should I do? Keeps asking for the key or new key. It is a pain in the butt I can tell you that.

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post #2 of 9
take the faulty drive and make it the primary boot drive.

hit F8 to boot into safe mode.

then if it boots in thery it is a driver issue.

open CMD as admin

type this in.

sfc /scannow

and leave alone till finished.

let us know if that works.
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If you are wanting to copy the existing image over to the new drive... you will need an imaging tool like Clonezilla or Acronis ( I don't care for the built in system back up / restore... and it sounds like that isnt working for you anyway) . Both run from a bootable disk / USB... and will make a solid image to reimage with (or you can just do a Clone to the new drive if you want.)

You won't be able to just "copy" the image over, if any of the files are locked by windows. What Levontraut suggested is a good way to verify that you have no bad sectors (or other issues) on the disk before you copy / clone.

Is the Win 7 Ultimate what came on the system? Or was it an upgrade? Do you have the key for it?
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It came with Vista and I upgraded it to Win 7 Ult. 64. Right now I am going through each folder to make sure all the files match the original and then try to boot with the recover cd I made (Boot repair). It seems as if some files are locked or hidden and doing it all file by file to insure it will boot proper this time. It is time consuming but I will get there.
The main rig (Soprano) has a raid configuration and trying to do the same with it is near impossible. I have purchased the Acronis but it has its flaws when it comes to doing it also. Used it to try and upgrade the Soprano and kept doing the need a new key or buy a key. Both systems have been updated and running for 2-4yrs now but the drives have been from XP up to Win 7. Need to put new ones in for reliability.

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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post

take the faulty drive and make it the primary boot drive.

hit F8 to boot into safe mode.

then if it boots in thery it is a driver issue.

open CMD as admin

type this in.

sfc /scannow

and leave alone till finished.

let us know if that works.

Will not even open or boot on Dell. I placed an old HD in the Dell and it has a copy of Win 7 on it the system booted then stopped due to boot log not for the same pc. It seems as if the old WD HD is failing so recovering the best I can.

Thanks,
Heedehcheenuh
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Edited by Heedehcheenuh - 3/20/14 at 10:52am
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Got it!!! Thanks for the support team. I had to manually get files and put them in the places they belong but she is done. To much like work but she is running again. Toshiba HD gave me a higher score than the old one. lol Lap top drives are so cool to me. Need to get funding to do SSD drives next.
Thank for the help and support,
Go Team!!!

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p.s. Sorry for any typos ...disabled hands trying to work hehehe
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my sigs are part time work rigs so it is critical that i have them running when needed. i have an image for each HDD for that purpose. i borked win 7 one time oc'ing my cpu too far.

anyways, WD has an advance rma program where they will send you a replacement drive even before they receive the broken one. have you checked their site? you gonna need the serial number and see if your drive is still under warranty

edit: i use free easeus todo backup to image a drive.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/20/14 at 12:34pm
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Quote:
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edit: i use free easeus todo backup to image a drive.

Interesting... I have the Paid Workstation version... and have yet to be able to make a 100% successful Restore with it... it backs things up, it just won't restore them, lol!

Glad it is working for somebody! thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Interesting... I have the Paid Workstation version... and have yet to be able to make a 100% successful Restore with it... it backs things up, it just won't restore them, lol!

Glad it is working for somebody! thumb.gif

funny thing is the WD backup program won't work. the Easeus i downloaded in cnet worked. imaged every hdd on 3 laptops and 2 desktops.
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