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Having a weird SATA issue, need a little direction here.

#11WerdnAndreWPosted 9/10/2013 2:52:50 PM
Probably won't help but do you have a flash drive that is at least 4gb? You can copy the windows installation to the flash drive and boot off of that instead of the disc.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

Unplug the mouse only see if that does anything.
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#12Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 3:14:58 PM
Step 1 is asking for an .iso file, so I used imgburn to create one from my retail Windows disc. Once I direct the tool to that iso, it tells me that it's invalid. Bleh.

Any other ideas before I just say screw it, put everything back together and leave the old HDD in there?
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#13KillerzOverHerePosted 9/10/2013 3:46:09 PM
what is your master boot record on another drive besides your boot drive in the first place?
#14Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 3:48:13 PM
KillerzOverHere posted...
what is your master boot record on another drive besides your boot drive in the first place?


Why is it? Hell if I know. I don't even know what it is.
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#15KillerzOverHerePosted 9/10/2013 3:55:18 PM
Nicodimus posted...
KillerzOverHere posted...
what is your master boot record on another drive besides your boot drive in the first place?


Why is it? Hell if I know. I don't even know what it is.


same here. I read a little bit about it on wiki just now, but it seems like it's supposed to be on your boot drive.
#16WyzeGyePosted 9/10/2013 4:10:27 PM
sometimes it just goes in the lowest numbered sata port as opposed to your installation drive. I had a 60 gb hard drive in my computer just cuz, and I ended up with my MBR on it. Only just got around to taking it out and moving the MBR myself.


Try doing it from a flash drive. Aside from that i'm of no help.
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#17Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 4:57:21 PM
Well, I have made some progress despite not resolving the issue.

-I know what the problem is now

-I have a sheet printed out with instructions on how to fix it

I now have another issue stopping me from fixing it (my mouse and keyboard die as soon as I boot a Windows disc) so I will pursue the solution to that problem and come back to this one. Thanks very much for your help.
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#18Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 9/10/2013 5:47:33 PM(edited)
Problem 1: unresolved, but I know how to fix it, I think

Problem 2: resolved (Windows does not load USB 3.0 drivers when booting from disk. Mouse and keyboard must be plugged into USB 2.0 ports or they die.)

Problem 3: When inserting the Windows 7 Ultimate 64 disc that I installed from, when I choose the repair option, I get the message "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows."

This is the only Windows disc I have...it is most definitely the one I used to install this OS. WTF, Microsoft?

The only other option I have is to reinstall Windows again with no other drives connected. I just did that a month ago, and it seriously took me about 2 weeks to get everything up and running again exactly how I want it. This is beginning to be more of a problem than the $40-$50 I'd get by selling the old hard drive is worth.

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