Windows 7 PC not booting up SMART status bad

September 24, 2010 at 22:23:45
Specs: Windows 7 home prem, dual core 3.0/1gb
when i boot up my computer, it keeps on getting stuck on starting windows screen. nothing happens after that. even when i prerss ctrl alt del. nothing works! what is going on!! please help me.

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#1
September 25, 2010 at 01:38:16
I think u have start-up items issues. Enter safe mode and disable all start up items(msconfig) or use autoruns.

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#2
September 25, 2010 at 06:47:42
i waited for a bit and there was a promt saying that hdd SMART, status bad, back up and replace or something like that. what should i do?

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#3
September 25, 2010 at 07:59:55
Read what it says! The SMART warning is telling you that your hard drive is about to fail. It's telling you to quickly backup all your important files before the drive fails completely. In other words, you need a new hard drive.

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#4
September 25, 2010 at 09:26:38
how do i back it up? it wont even load to the windows screen??

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#5
September 25, 2010 at 09:42:55
in that case it may be too late, i would suggest a new hard drive, load up windows, use the old drive as a slave or an external drive and you may be able to recover your data.

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#6
September 25, 2010 at 09:49:37
why did it even happen? i was just checking it for bad sectors with easus partition master utility. and is there anything like going into command prompt or booting into safe mode i can do? or anything like that?

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#7
September 25, 2010 at 21:11:11
What brand HDD is it? go to the manufacturer's website & download their diagnostic software. That will tell you the condition of the drive.

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#8
September 25, 2010 at 21:22:48
its a seagate barracuda 120gb. how do i do that? it wont even load into the windows screen.

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#9
September 26, 2010 at 12:01:21
you might try the seagate site for the drive information,
it maybe that the program you used has messed up the drive data/info section. although that may entail installing the disk as a new drive and may delete all info which means you may lose your hidden partition.
have a look on easus site for information on this issue.

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#10
September 26, 2010 at 22:14:34
is it possible for me to boot from a floppy disk? i heard about MS DOS. is that possible to use that for windows 7? if it is could someone tell me how to do it?

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#11
September 27, 2010 at 04:20:49
do you have a external floppy disk?
if so you can set the bios boot order to first floppy, then dvd/usb and finally hard drive, then you can boot from any medium..

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#12
September 27, 2010 at 19:44:36
dont have an external one. just the one inside the pc. but i gotta format the disk and install an os inside it?

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#13
September 28, 2010 at 00:25:22
before you go too far, you might want to try this easus partition tool that messed up your system to recover the partitions, install the disk etc etc, it may be able to fox the problems it caused.

however its very possible that your drive is dead, earlier i was looking for possible causes and possible fixes, you may be better advised at this point to invest in a new hard drive, set it up and use the old drive for storage, if you can get it working..

hard drives are very cheap at the moment..

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#14
September 28, 2010 at 09:01:33
i just got my hands on a new hdd. but i just wanna know how would i use easus to recover my partition? dont i need to get to my desktop for that? right now, thats not possible with my damaged hdd.

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#15
September 28, 2010 at 09:32:43
you set up your new drive, install easus, and then install the old drive with the easus, or use its other tools to try and recover the drive, or use the tools from the manufacturer to recover the drive, you may be able to get your files off the old drive by using file scavenger.
you situation is perplexing cos you didnt get a smart message until you worked with the easus tool, which confuses the issue of wether its a smart drive failure or a problem caused by the easus tool, either way a new drive is a good idea, now you can run your machine happily and try to recover your old small drive as and when you feel like having fun..

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#16
September 28, 2010 at 19:32:41
yeah i think im gonna do that. but im gonna also try to boot of a floppy disk. i'll try to see what happens so maybe next time( hopefully it doesnt happen again) i can toubleshoot my pc better.

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