New harddisks don't boot when old harddisks are disconnected.

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Skybuck Flying, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Proof that you do not know anything about computers OR electronics.
     
    StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt, Sep 27, 2011
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  2. Are you not the complete retard that said you have a Knoppix disc,
    idiot?

    What? You never heard of Imgburn?
     
    StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt, Sep 27, 2011
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  3. Both my old harddisks are now virtualized.

    For the second/data drive I used dsk2vhd tool from Microsoft and it seemed
    to have worked nicely.

    Both drives are each about 470 GB or so.

    Today all/4 drives seems to work as normal, but I only connected 3 drives at
    a time.

    Perhaps yesterday was a weird/unlucky day with electricity behaving weird.

    Or maybe today was a lucky day and a fluke of luck.

    Whatever the case may be I have also made a backup of my music.

    The most important data is now at least double backed up on 2 drives.

    I could even backup it up to 4 drives, but 2 should be enough.

    The older ones also have older backups.

    I am not more relaxed but still a bit worried what will happen the next few
    days when I think about it.

    I also have not yet made any CD/DVD backups of the most important data.

    The music VHD is about 8 GB. So it should fit on a DVD compressed or so.

    I am thinking it slowly/a step a day... maybe tomorrow I will make some DVD
    backups ;) :)

    I think it's also a good idea to place the DVD's inside a box inside a
    temperature stable room which I rare go into.

    This will stabilize the temperature somewhat and will hopefully prevent the
    DVD metal from bending for longer lasting live.

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 27, 2011
    #63
  4. "Skybuck Flying" wrote in message

    Both my old harddisks are now virtualized.

    For the second/data drive I used dsk2vhd tool from Microsoft and it seemed
    to have worked nicely.

    Both drives are each about 470 GB or so.

    Today all/4 drives seems to work as normal, but I only connected 3 drives at
    a time.

    Perhaps yesterday was a weird/unlucky day with electricity behaving weird.

    Or maybe today was a lucky day and a fluke of luck.

    Whatever the case may be I have also made a backup of my music.

    The most important data is now at least double backed up on 2 drives.

    I could even backup it up to 4 drives, but 2 should be enough.

    The older ones also have older backups.

    I am not* (* typo corected: now) more relaxed but still a bit worried what
    will happen the next few
    days when I think about it.

    I also have not yet made any CD/DVD backups of the most important data.

    The music VHD is about 8 GB. So it should fit on a DVD compressed or so.

    I am thinking it slowly/a step a day... maybe tomorrow I will make some DVD
    backups ;) :)

    I think it's also a good idea to place the DVD's inside a box inside a
    temperature stable room which I rare go into.

    This will stabilize the temperature somewhat and will hopefully prevent the
    DVD metal from bending for longer lasting live.

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 27, 2011
    #64
  5. I am also very happy that I virtualized my drives, especially the data
    drives.

    Some of the content on there took a long time to download and might be
    scarse in the future... it might be hard to come by in the future...

    There is some nice stuff on there... so this makes me really happy ! ;) =D

    Hopefully it will last for a much longer time then my previous hd's and cd's
    which went bad...

    This virtualized technology should last a much longer time. So the new plan
    is to take data with me from computer to computer.

    The backup of the drives takes 1 TB, the new drive has 2 TB available.

    So this leaves 1 TB for new stuff which should be plenty for games and apps
    and stuff...

    The new drive currently has 377 GB available or so.. it has a duplicate vhd
    which could be deleted to free up an additional 470 GB... but for now I will
    let the duplicate exist since I don't need the free space (yet).

    This could also be an interesting backup strategy, make multiple copies of
    the same stuff if you don't need the free space, to survive bad sectors more
    easily.

    This could also be developed into a new file system strategy for Microsoft
    Windows, where Microsoft Windows uses the free space to make the system more
    redundant and more fault tolerant against bad sectors.

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 27, 2011
    #65
  6. You are an idiot. A retarded twit. You know less than nothing.

    **** off and die.
     
    Sum Ting Wong, Sep 28, 2011
    #66
  7. I also found a pretty cool tool called: "WinMount" it can be used to mount
    he vmdk files in windows so they become accesable from the windows explorer.

    So old C drive was backed up to VMDK.
    So old D drive was backed up to VHD.

    (The VHD can be mounted by windows itself, unfortunately the VMDK needs a
    special tool)

    Also VMWare also has a tool for it but might require the vm system to be
    effective and might have other drawbacks like not being able to use it as
    the same time when using vmware to boot virtualized systems.

    Also the WinMount tool has the drawback of having a limited trial period of
    15 days or so... there also seems to be a free 32 bit version, but I am not
    sure if it will work with windows 7 64 bit.

    Maybe I'll find a trial key somewhere ! LOL ;) =D

    Just like games/blood: "I need a key !" And I found a key ! ;) =D

    Oh well...

    Otherwise I could also make another copy of the vmdk and turn it into a VHD
    just so I can boot the old system and play quake3 which is on it ;)

    I could re-install quake but then I would loose my stats which would kinda
    suck ! ;) :) =D

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 28, 2011
    #67
  8. Only a total retard laughs about his criminality.

    All of your PCs should be confiscated and you should be jailed.

    Maybe... just maybe... THEN you will get it.
     
    I AM THAT I AM, Sep 28, 2011
    #68
  9. "I AM THAT I AM" wrote in message

    "
    Only a total retard laughs about his criminality.

    All of your PCs should be confiscated and you should be jailed.

    Maybe... just maybe... THEN you will get it.
    "

    LOL,

    Only a retard thinks finding a key is a criminal act ! LOL ;) =D

    Bye,
    Skybuck =D

    Hey look people I found a key:

    12345KEY LOL.
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 28, 2011
    #69
  10. Well that wasn't hard ! ;) =D

    Here we go people:

    Name : Peter Doctor Zuma
    Serial: M1-E4M93-56QD7-V3VGC-A2AMW

    Yeah... I kinda Peter Doctor Zuma ! LOL.

    Bye,
    Bye,
    Skydoc ! ;) =D
     
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 28, 2011
    #70
  11. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    ^ This program but the way is not so handy, it doesn't auto-mount on
    boot, but ok.

    Anyway here some posting of mine from another thread, it's about a
    possible cause of the boot problem:

    Also there might be more to the story than just Windows.

    The new harddisk has seemed to fail as well and has bad sectors which
    resulted into an interesting red screen which I have not seen before.

    It's the grub4dos screen.

    Grub4Dos is apperently a boot manager. It's installed by the "crack"
    for windows 7, it apperently installs some "slic" for activation.

    So perhaps Grub4Dos caused this weird boot problem and not windows
    itself ! ;)

    So perhaps windows installed fine, and then Grub4Dos fucked it up
    somehow, or perhaps both **** up, or perhaps just windows, hard to
    say.

    I made a little picture of it, batteries now dead, can't upload, don't
    have an ftp upload program and don't know password from head and too
    lazy, but interesting story anyway ;) :)

    Also if it was windows 32 bit I could have booted it from Knoppix via
    it's virtual box, but 64 bit not supported, so the idea of booting a
    virtual image via knoppix live cd is kinda interesting.

    Both drives do work somewhat... so anyway for now me using Knoppix...
    so you not the only one have bad sectors... weird isn't it ?! ;)

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck, Oct 21, 2011
    #71
  12. Seeing how the boot manager was nuked/kaput/destroyed, probably by bad
    sectors, I connected the other harddisks in the hope their boot manager
    might still be intact.

    Though that other disk had bad sectors as well, it's suddenly amazingly
    working, see my other posting on it ! ;) =D

    I am now back in the Windows 7 driving seat ! Wiee ! ;) =D

    So lesson:

    It's good to have a boot manager on each harddisk in case another harddisk
    fails ! ;) =D

    Bye,
    Skybuck =D
     
    Skybuck Flying, Oct 22, 2011
    #72
  13. Skybuck Flying

    John Turco Guest

    <edited for brevity>

    The "black thing" has a name (i.e., "shunt").
     
    John Turco, Oct 27, 2011
    #73
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