Solved Geek Squad Strikes Again!

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June 10, 2015 at 06:12:12
Specs: Windoze 7 64bit, Intel i5 3.00 Ghz 8 Gigs RAM
Geek Squad strikes again!

Windoze 7 64bit 2 hard drives C & D. C was my OS, D was storage. Windoze update corrupted my OS. I slaved C into another PC and copied everything I needed.

Told Geek Squad 3 times Format C, don't touch D!

What did these mental midgets do? They never touched C (still corrupt). They installed the OS on D. I want to go in and rip their throats out, problem is the manager is a friend of mine.

Can I simply rename the drives or will it continue trying to boot to D? Should I disable D and format C and rebuild from scratch?

Due to medical difficulties , I'm about 1/3 the tech I used to be. Please bear with me.

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June 10, 2015 at 14:40:07
Don't deal with them, then. Problem solved.

EDIT: Purely anecdotal, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out this was (and probably still is) completely true: http://consumerist.com/2011/06/10/9...

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#1
June 10, 2015 at 10:58:28
Do you have a Win 7 cd or was the new installation done from (D), a restore partition. It's not necessary to boot Windows from the C partition, although that's the general thought. Do you still have a lot of files stored on your D partition? You should have done a system restore after the OS became corrupt. You can now use the C partition for storage and continue to boot from D, or if you have the cd, delete both patitions and change the boot order in the Bios and reinstall Windows from Scratch. I would also talk to your buddy and get my money back from "the squad." Or take it back and have them do it right. Then you can rip out their throats. Don't rip out your buddy's until you get it resolved.

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#2
June 10, 2015 at 13:37:20
He can't get his deleted data back, but can't he just swap the
cables for the two hard drives? It sounds like he has two separate
physical hard drives, not just two partitions on one hard drive. All
he should have to do is switch around the two cables, either at the
drives or at the motherboard, whichever is easier to get at.

Edit: changed "dated" to "data".

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June 10, 2015 at 14:13:47
It's 2 totally separate HDs, There were files still on D. They wiped it and installed Windoze 7 64bit. I have the disks.

What really outrages me, I brought their folder home, It says very clearly "Leave D: alone".

Probably dumb, but I formatted both and started from scratch.

PS: The manager is a very nice lady, if I tell her, she will rip them. Then I am left out in the cold if I ever deal with them again.

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June 10, 2015 at 14:40:07
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Don't deal with them, then. Problem solved.

EDIT: Purely anecdotal, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out this was (and probably still is) completely true: http://consumerist.com/2011/06/10/9...

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#5
June 10, 2015 at 14:51:13
Sorry, i didn't see the part about being two hard drives. Have to learn to read more carefully.

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#6
June 10, 2015 at 15:03:15
If you were to re-install the OS on C: and then run suitable recovery software on D: you "might" be able recover the lost data...

Hopefully though you did make copies to DVD (even an external hard drive too is nice(r); and do this as per norm at regular intervals?


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#7
June 10, 2015 at 16:10:20
Once you get C set up like you like it you can make an image of C drive and put it on either D drive or an external drive. If you ever get into trouble you cannot get out of you can always reimage the C drive from the stored image and after a few updates, you are set to go again. I recommend the image that Windows Back up can make for you so you can use a Windows Repair Disk (also mage in the back up section) to boot to and do the reimage or even a system restore from outside of Windows even if it otherwise cannot boot due to a corrupt system file(s).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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