transferring files off bad HDD in win 7

January 15, 2011 at 10:02:54
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit, i7 930/6gb
hello , ok heres my problem i had a HD go whacky on me.The HD can be seen in bios but will not boot into windows only goes into repair screen where it says it cant auto fix it.At any rate after testing i've gotten erorrs sayin cant find osloader , cant find bootsec mgr.I've done the "bootsect.exe/nt60 c: " says completed sucessfully but still wont boot.So the drive is recognized within windows when used as a slave.I have another blank HD that i cloned my orig drive to ,but the same issue it will not boot.
So now i wanna know if i install win 7 onto the knew drive can i transfer files from the bad drive to new one & have the proggy's work? i know i can transfer pics & docs and such, but is there a way to transfer proggy's games etc. so that registry entries & such all transfer over ?
thanx kurt

just fyi the orig drive was running win7 64 also


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#1
January 15, 2011 at 13:00:22
If you have a Windows DVD you can perform a start up repair without losing the programs or personal files. Look at the link below for help with that.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/opera...


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January 17, 2011 at 06:15:23
thnx for the feedback but yeah i've tried that , doesnt fix the problem.furthermore all my restore point are missing except for 2 full back-ups i had done,the drive is only 4 months old ; ; . the 2 restore that are there are "invalid" when i try to use them.I've always created restore points before adding new programs but where they have disappeared to i dont have a clue.like i said earlier the drive is only accessible as a "Slave" so i really havent lost anything , just gonna be hours of re-installing them that i was trying to avoid One of my games FFXI takes roughly 8hrs to fully re-install.i thought by now there would be a way to avoid this (like being able to re-install only windows file w/o deleting everything else) but i guess not.Someone said i could just do basic install for games then transfer files from old HD & overwrite all of the files within to avoid the long d/l . What i have learned is i will be getting a large external HD to back-up to instead of using my main drive to store this info.I guess all in all im SOL , thanks for the feedback

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#3
January 17, 2011 at 06:28:36
So you ran a Start up repair and what was the result? Windows is still unable to boot? Do you still have the cloned drive also connected?

Have a look at the link below. It may have the solution you need.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com...


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#4
January 17, 2011 at 13:56:39
yes i ran the start up repair nothing happened on re-boot , i've done it w/ both the cloned drive and the orig drive . As far as repairing the mbr it said completed successfully but still wont boot now it say "cant find os loader" both drive are basically in the same cond. There are apparently some corrupted data somewhere because i did 2 full back-ups & put them on the orig drive , along w/ the numerous created restore point i've done.When i try to use the system restore part of the repair prog all my restore point are missing.The 2 full back-ups i did do show up but when i try to restore it says the restore point are "invalid" i will explore the link you provided & see what happens there.Thanks for the response !

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