Freezes at windows startup and startup repair

July 8, 2011 at 10:00:10
Specs: Windows 7 x64, intel dual core 1.8ghz / 3gb ram
i have win 7. i just removed my HDD and removed the jumper(which said without jumper 3gb/s and with jumper 1.5gb/s).Now my PC does not start.i tried the start up repiar the PC freezes at loading files then again restart...need help!!

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July 8, 2011 at 10:23:17
You need to post your system specs besides the hard drive. The logical thing after your computer wouldn't start would have been to reinstall the throttling jumper. Now you may need to reinstall Windows. Start by reinstalling the jumper.

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July 9, 2011 at 04:09:50
so u mean to say that all my data is lost ??? and should I replace the jumper back to 1.5gb/s settings. my HDD is seagate barracuda 7200.10,160gb
Mboard-gigabyte 945gcm S2c and bios version F6a

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July 9, 2011 at 07:01:38
I don't know what you did or didn't do. Did you format and overwrite the files on your hared drive?

First try the jumper. If the computer doesn't boot then you have two ways to go. One is to repair Windows 7, which should put you back where you were but because I don't know what you did I can't say for sure. The second is to try to recover files using a live version of Linux.

I would recommend you perform a repair of Windows 7 which should put you back to square one. In the future you need to maintain copies of your personal files.

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July 9, 2011 at 08:48:20
What I did was PC was working fine i just saw that there was a jumper for that(so i removed the jumper which said 3gb/s) thats all and after that the PC was not starting it just stucks at windows loading file then i tried the safemode that too dint help ! u know what !!! .its back to normal...i just put back the jumper to its own place. I think it was by luck !! lol ..btw can i remove the jumper..for the access of 3gb/s operation??? or tell me what should i do to go for the 3gb/s speed ??/ remove the jumper and format the HDD ?

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July 9, 2011 at 11:36:39
Look in the BIOS screens for a drive setting called AHCI. You may be using an IDE compatibility mode now.

If you have that setting then try enabling it and rebooting. Do not change the jumper at this time. If the computer boots to Windows then shut down and try removing the jumper.

If at any time you can't boot to Windows then backup to the original settings. In that case the only way to get the 3GBPS setting to work would be to either repair or reinstall Windows.

You understand that you probably will NOT see any appreciable speed increase.

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