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Urgent Help - Hard Drive


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#1 polonium

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

Hi everyone!

I have a hard drive that has "failed" and I'm going to try to recover some data.

 

I bought another hard drive to load windows so i have more recovery options.

 

The old hard drive had had windows 7 on it, and I'm obviously going to install windows 7 on the new hard drive.

 

 

Will the MBRs conflict with eachother? Do I have to remove the Windows 100 mb partition on the old hard drive?

 

 

 

Does the Windows installation setup prompt me of this?



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#2 ironpenguin

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:55 PM

No, wont be an issue.

 

During startup, everything has a boot priority (which can be changed if you require it.). Basically a list that it works down...if it cant boot off of a hard drive it will go to a disk and so on until it finds something it can boot off of, or simply cant find anything at all.

 

So, when you have multiple drives, as far as booting, lets call your original drive, drive 1. the new one drive 2.

By default you would usually boot off of 1. During startup, you can hit a button (varies from BIOS to BIOS. One of the f1-12 buttons.) to open the boot menu.

From there you can pick what to boot from, disk, USB, second hard drive...If its able to be booted off of, it can be selected.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 08:06 PM

No, wont be an issue.

 

During startup, everything has a boot priority (which can be changed if you require it.). Basically a list that it works down...if it cant boot off of a hard drive it will go to a disk and so on until it finds something it can boot off of, or simply cant find anything at all.

 

So, when you have multiple drives, as far as booting, lets call your original drive, drive 1. the new one drive 2.

By default you would usually boot off of 1. During startup, you can hit a button (varies from BIOS to BIOS. One of the f1-12 buttons.) to open the boot menu.

From there you can pick what to boot from, disk, USB, second hard drive...If its able to be booted off of, it can be selected.

 

 

 

Ahh yes, I forgot about that.

 

On my mobo the bios is entered with Del.

 

Thanks.


Edited by hamluis, 05 October 2013 - 08:48 PM.





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