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Old 10-13-2009, 10:18 PM
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Default Windows installation dying in 10 minutes.

i got a new 320 gig WD Caviar HDD to increase my storage space. bad idea. i copied everything from my old HDD to my new one...and in about 10 minutes of updating drivers and rebooting, my system experienced a windows reactivation message, my ethernet card died, and the whole windows partition killed itself with a BSOD on boot-up, every single boot.


what the holy **** Microsoft. FIX YOUR ****.


(the drive itself is fine, the windows installation impaled itself on a stick.)
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:28 PM
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Sounds like a party
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:48 PM
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:12 PM
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I think that has someting to do with whatever you used to switch it to the new HDD.

I have swapped windows 7 from my desktop to my laptop to our media desktop about five times now and had no problem.

What did you use to copy it over?

If you tried to partion out part of the original HDD the OS was on then it will always **** up. It has to be done before the OS install or else you risk chance of what happened.

Happened to my laptop when I tried to split the HDD to install W7 on the seperate partition, instead Vista just deleted itself.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:30 PM
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you cannot copy every file while the file systems operating,, u need to run a program thats standalone and bootable from a separate disk, i.e. the way windows installs itself. There are several hidden files in your C:'s main page that u cannot see and copy, such as a boot.ini file. what you did was very catastrophic. I think you need to use maxblaster or something like that. And you impaled the OS.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:08 AM
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you cannot copy every file while the file systems operating,, u need to run a program thats standalone and bootable from a separate disk, i.e. the way windows installs itself. There are several hidden files in your C:'s main page that u cannot see and copy, such as a boot.ini file. what you did was very catastrophic. I think you need to use maxblaster or something like that. And you impaled the OS.

i've done it before, used Western Digital lifeguard tools to copy over the boot partition, it's a program that specifically is setup to copy over bootable partitions to other hard drives.i've done it before without problems.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:34 AM
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Yea that was probably a bad idea. I know Western Digitals stuff is good, but for an OS you should never try to just "transfer" it over. Most of the time the OS is actually locked to a particular HDD and motherboard, so the only way to get it on the new HDD is to have the actual OS disk.

Does your computer have the windows key on the bottom of it? If so call Microsoft and see if they'll send you a disk for the OS. Or if you already have the disk just reinstall.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:07 PM
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i lost my disk, and my computer is a personal build. i'm just gonna install windows 7 whenever it comes out on that hard drive.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:09 PM
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i lost my disk, and my computer is a personal build. i'm just gonna install windows 7 whenever it comes out on that hard drive.
Good choice. I've had 7 ultimate on my laptop for about 3 months now, and I just recently put it on my desktop about two months ago. It's much better than vista, and honestly is much easier to use than XP because of all of the functionality and little quick tricks it does. The bigger toolbar and the entire design seems a lot more fluid.

My laptop is a mobile quad with 4gb of DDR3 ram and on 3dMark the score almost went up by another 50% versus the original vista ultimate it came with.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:37 AM
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you cannot copy every file while the file systems operating,, u need to run a program thats standalone and bootable from a separate disk, i.e. the way windows installs itself. There are several hidden files in your C:'s main page that u cannot see and copy, such as a boot.ini file. what you did was very catastrophic. I think you need to use maxblaster or something like that. And you impaled the OS.

just go to properties and click files then click show all files / hidden files select that i can see every file on my comp there are no hidden ones anymore
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:15 PM
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just go to properties and click files then click show all files / hidden files select that i can see every file on my comp there are no hidden ones anymore
That does absolutely nothing for him though. even if you can see them it still doesn't meant the program can transfer them over. Many files are read-only and cannot be moved for the safety of the system not being able to be pirated and copied (but happens anyways).
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:57 PM
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Yeah, as you have figured out there are a lot of registry files and other system files that can't be transferred over using a simply copy and paste job. To transfer your OS to the other hard drive you would have had to make an image of the old hard drive (using something like symantec ghost) and had the image placed on the new hard drive.
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