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#1 mharrison

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

I had a windows update fail (computer restarted during windows update) and now I cannot start/repair my computer. I have purchased a new copy of windows 7 but I cannot get to the point to delete what is left of windows so I can reinstall windows. My plan was to eventually add a SSD for my OS so I am wondering if I remove the HDD and install a SSD, could I install windows on that and then reinstall the HDD and delete everything off of that. If I can do this, I have learned in my research that I need to eventually move some windows files to the HDD to stop it from using up the read/write cycles of the SSD, what files would I need to move and how would I move them? Has anyone had a similar experience or have any advice? Thanks.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:08 PM

Try DBan, which will literally wipe anything out of the hard drive and then install the SSD. Simple as that, no need to muck around with the old system files.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:41 AM

could DBan wipe a partition of a HDD or does it wipe the entire thing? I have the OS in its own partition and all other files in another partition.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:32 AM

I believe it wipes the entire drive but you should really back it up.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:15 AM

its messed up to the point I can't back it up, windows goes to start up repair and sits there for as long as I leave it and never fixes anything, thanks for your help!

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:33 PM

You could hook the hard drive to another computer and try retrieving the file.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:59 PM

Ended up getting fed up with Windows 7 and decided to try Ubuntu, once i put that disk in it allowed me to reformat my partition and i ended up switching back to Windows 7 just because i was more familiar with it. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:07 AM

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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