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Windows 7 startup problem

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  • Started 1 year ago by Citizzen
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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Citizzen
Posts: 16

Here is my issue:

My pc runs on win7,found and extra hard drive and decided to install it for more gbs.After installing the second hard drive which happen to have winXP on it,the PC started right away withXP instead win7.shut it down and took of the extra hard drive,tried to restart my PC and now Win7 would not load and keeps on restarting.Tried startup repair,system restore,bootrec /fixboot from the command prompt and nothing worked.thanks for the help

Just did rebuildbcd from the command prompt and it said total identified windows installations:0

Also win7 loads up for 5 sec you see the dots connecting and then it restarts

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scorpion99
scorpion99
Posts: 1033

when booting , try to click on F8 and choose : Last Known Good Configuration
If it doesn't work , try to boot with a Windows 7 DVD and do a system restore.

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

So I tried last know configuration,tried to boot with win 7 recovery DVD and it did some repairs restarted and the result was the same-windows still does not start.i actually put back the extra hard drive and installed vista on it so I can access the Internet ,so now I can open the files in the hard drive with the win 7 trough win vista.any other suggestions will be appreciated,thanks

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whs
whs
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The bootmgr was probably on the XP disk. What you have to do is:

1. Activate the Win7 partition - e.g. with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard
2. Run Startup/Repair 3 times with your installation/recovery disc

Then set the BIOS to boot from the Win7 drive and it should work.

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

This might be a silly question,but how do I activate win7 partition?

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whs
whs
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Use the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. highlight the partition > go to the Partition tab > Modify > you'll see.

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

Recovery cd and bootable cd is that the same thing?when you say modify is that the section where you see the startup repair,system restore and command prompt options?

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

I've done more then 10 startup repairs already and same result,only now when it starts it gives me an option to choose vista or 7 and on Win7 in brackets it says (recovered) which aperantly is not since still does not start.
Is there a way to fix the bootmgr from the command prompt option if maybe that's causing the problem.

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whs
whs
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You can do 100 startup/repairs. If the partition is not active, it won't do anything. Why don't you just do what I posted.

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

I though I did,can you explain it a bit better,is the bootable cd same as a recovery cd cause I only have a recovery cd?

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Does "Partition Wizard" sound like that. http://partitionwizard.com/par.....le-cd.html

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

Ok,thanks ill try it in a bit and will let you know if I had any success

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Citizzen
Posts: 16

Ok,I made the bootable cd,opened the partition wizard,went to partition tab and then modify but the partition was active already.i deactivated it and then activated it again,run the startup repair 3 times then went in BIOS and made sure the drive is the primary device to boot from(it was anyways) and no result.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Hmm, try a repair/install with the installation disk. Here is how.

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Bumpkin
Posts: 60

Since you already have the Partition Wizard boot disc try this: Boot and highlight the drive with Windows 7. Look on the left side of Partition Wizard and click on "Rebuild MBR".

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germ-x
germ-x
Posts: 5310

Have you tried uninstalling your 2nd HDD? Like whs said your bootmgr appears to be on your old HDD. As long as that is installed you will have the same reoccuring problem. Once this is done you probably will have to do the rebuild MBR and maybe the Run Startup/Repair 3 times with your installation/recovery disc.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@ Tom,

I've seen the (3) time deal you advised but don't understand where that comes from ??

Please fill me in. :)

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Rick, see point #5 here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....-boot.html

Greg is an outstanding MVP who has fixed a lot of systems.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Ya Good Tips for sure. :)

Have you ever noticed that only the OEM machines have 99% of the failure to start problems ??

Very, very few Builders Machines ever have a startup problem unless a hardware component fails.

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presence1960
presence1960
Posts: 280

I have noticed that Start Up repair sometimes needs to be run more than once to make repairs. Why I do not know, maybe it does not fix multiple problems at once or has a limit on how many issues it can fix at once

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