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Dual boot problem

  1. #11


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    Curiosity, are you running UEFI?
    No, I didn't even know what it was (and still don't) until I got into these forums. However, having said that, while I was in the BIOS, I did notice UEFI. I thought my mobo was just a tad old for that, since I'd never heard of it.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    And now I have a major problem after successfully installing Windows 8 on my Windows 7 hard drive for a dual boot system.

    Once the new system was set up, I wanted to install my programs to 8, so I unhooked the dual boot drive and hooked up the single boot Windows 8 drive so that I could figure out which Product Key I'd used for installing Office 2010. I have my WD MyBook hooked to the USB port of the computer and everything was working fine there until I did this.

    I guess Windows 8 did a number on the MyBook, because I'm told the directory or data is corrupt and the hard drive is unavailable.

    For me, this is a disaster! The data on that drive is irreplaceable, and I don't know how to fix things.

    Help, please!!!
    I wish I could help you. If what happened to you happened to me, then I would think very conservatively. I would not fool with the MyBook period until someone with great expertise helped me. theog's "the man"--or at least one of the men. I hope he comes back to this thread to help. You might even seek help from a data recovery specialist. Here's my problem. Anyone could come along here and say do this, that, or the other--and, if done, then the nail in your coffin might end up more deeply sunk.
    Last edited by znod; 11 Feb 2013 at 20:46.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    I wish I could help you. If what happened to you happened to me, then I would think very conservatively. I would not fool with the MyBook period until someone with great expertise helped me. theog's "the man"--or at least one of the men. I hope he comes back to this thread to help.
    Thanks anyway, and no, I'm not going to do anything until someone a lot smarter than I looks in. I may need to post in a new thread, and will tomorrow if theog misses this one. Usually, it's frowned on to hijack someone else's thread, but since Juzio was more or less through with it, I thought it might get seen.

    Yep, there are several very smart cookies in here, and I hope one of them has an answer for me. I think it's something to do with that hybrid whatever.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I wish I could help you. If what happened to you happened to me, then I would think very conservatively. I would not fool with the MyBook period until someone with great expertise helped me. theog's "the man"--or at least one of the men. I hope he comes back to this thread to help.
    Usually, it's frowned on to hijack someone else's thread, but since Juzio was more or less through with it, I thought it might get seen.

    Yep, there are several very smart cookies in here, and I hope one of them has an answer for me. I think it's something to do with that hybrid whatever.
    I didn't see anything officer. I was just standing on the corner. No, I didn't see a hybrid. I don't even like hybrid cars, well, unless they'll do the quarter in less than 12 secs.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Curiosity, are you running UEFI?
    No, I didn't even know what it was (and still don't) until I got into these forums. However, having said that, while I was in the BIOS, I did notice UEFI. I thought my mobo was just a tad old for that, since I'd never heard of it.
    Thanks, I am glad to know, really. But, I was asking juzio.
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  6. #16


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    With all this HIJACKING, I'm lost from post 6.

    added.
    Win XP

    Office 2010

    My book

    UEFI
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Ok I have made myself a problem. Trying to clean up my daughters old laptop, I followed precise instructions on removing partition (linux) with My computer, Manage, disk management and it worked beautifully but ............

    all I am getting now is black screen with the words error no such partition. grub rescue>

    Ideas on how to boot into her XP?
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    When you shutdown Windows 8, Windows 8 will do a hybrid shutdown.

    Base of
    4A) Closes all open windows & Apps.
    4B) Copies all ram info to the HDD.
    4C) Turns off the hardware.
    4D) When restarted Windows 8 will do a hybrid boot, & picks up right from where you shutdown.

    By-passing hybrid shutdown, Windows 7 will not scan the Data Hdd.
    He may understand, but I don't.
    For more detail on hybrid shutdown & hybrid boot.
    Fast Startup - Force Use by All Users in Windows 8
    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  9. #19


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    With all this HIJACKING, I'm lost from post 6.
    Sorry, after I posted, I was afraid of that. I'll start a new thread.
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