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New Hard Drive - Win 8 Re Install

  1. #31


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Yeah, something's not right. Maybe there wasn't anything wrong with the other hard drive and its a motherboard fault? Is the hard drive detected and shown correctly in the BIOS?

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  2. #32


    I put the new HDD disk and it couldn't find the key - so I installed win 7 - but even that was wanting to do a checkdsk on rebooting - then got into a blank screen loop.

    Its been a good learning curve - which will help me with future projects repairs.....

    But this has to be filed as UNRESOLVED

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  3. #33


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    If you set the BIOS to UEFI and you seen a WINDOWS LOGO - your PC booted legacy...

    How did you create your setup media ? Or what media source are you using ?

    If your are using DVD's > have you tried a USB stick ?
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  4. #34


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Does the BIOS have to be in UEFI mode and or Secure Boot enabled for the embedded key to be read? If yes, and it wasn't, maybe that's why the embedded key wasn't used? I have only limited experience with UEFI. The only systems I have with UEFI are my laptops, which have a very locked down BIOS compared to what you see on a desktop PC. I've never turned UEFI or Secure Boot off. I had no need to.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Does the BIOS have to be in UEFI mode and or Secure Boot enabled for the embedded key to be read?
    NO - if the key is present (embedded) it will be read by the proper windows version - does not matter uefi or legacy or secureboot on or off
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Ok, I'll try to remember that, wasn't sure, so had to ask. Thanks for clearing that up.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by kingrollo View Post
    I put the new HDD disk and it couldn't find the key - so I installed win 7 - but even that was wanting to do a checkdsk on rebooting - then got into a blank screen loop.

    Its been a good learning curve - which will help me with future projects repairs.....

    But this has to be filed as UNRESOLVED

    Well from what you just said Clean install of Window 7 needed chk disk and other problems, It sure sounds like a bad hard drive to me?
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingrollo View Post
    I put the new HDD disk and it couldn't find the key - so I installed win 7 - but even that was wanting to do a checkdsk on rebooting - then got into a blank screen loop.

    Its been a good learning curve - which will help me with future projects repairs.....

    But this has to be filed as UNRESOLVED

    Well from what you just said Clean install of Window 7 needed chk disk and other problems, It sure sounds like a bad hard drive to me?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #39


    Ive binned this now.
    Just to confirm the win 7 install was on the new HDD.
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