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Windows Starup Repair keeps coming up..

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June 24, 2012 5:02:57 AM

I just installed windows onto my system along side another drive which I have had a long time. The new drive (used) is much larger at 320GB. It worked ok until I tried to put in the windows updates. all the "critical" updates. Now the system won't start at all. Everytime start up repair attempts to fix it there is an error. I tried using system restore, and it could not successfully complete. Is there a way to repair this from my working hard drive? (the one I'm using right now) What has caused windows to not start?
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June 24, 2012 5:40:45 AM

sounds like your new (used) hard disk is defective...
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June 24, 2012 6:06:36 AM

If it was defective, why would windows start several times and allow me to add some programs?
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June 24, 2012 6:09:15 AM

if you can boot into recovery mode via the windows CD and run chkdsk /r and sfc /now

honesty I'd probably just run chkdsk and see if the drive is faulty, and if not reinstall windows. its possible you shut.it down while it was doing updates
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June 24, 2012 6:28:16 AM

I'm running chkdsk from my good drive on the larger drive
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June 24, 2012 1:23:11 PM

If you just installed on it there's no point in wasting time to repair the new installation. Run harddrive diagnostics such as Seatools or WDtools, and do a new fresh install if everything checks out.
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June 24, 2012 1:23:54 PM

Crystaldisk is also a great quick check on the health status of your hard drives.
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June 24, 2012 11:13:40 PM

I ran the Western Digital program Datalifeguard Diagnostics and it came back fine. I hate this stuff. Why doesn't windows just work properly? I think the updates (critical) messed it up. Should I just not install the "critical"windows updates???
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June 26, 2012 10:50:12 AM

Make sure to use the manufacturer's drivers and not the generic Windows ones. This may be what was updated by Windows to brick the install.
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