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Windows 7: Booting problem


18 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Booting problem

Hello!
I bought a HP laptop and there was just one partition C and I've been trying to make another one using a Paragon Partition Manager(I've done this last year on another laptop and it worked.) However, on this one, when the program asked me for permission to restart and continued in that Boot setup it just stopped , there was black screen and some unrecognizable text(real nonsense, not readable at all) I've waited for an hour and when nothing happened I pushed Turn off button and after the NB turned on there was this screen saying:

"Drive 0: Primary 00 (windows vista 2008)
Primary 01 (windows vista2008) System
Primary02 (Linux)
Primary03 (windows vista2008) Recovery

Insert startup disc in floppy drive and press F2 to run setup."

I just clicked with enter the very first option and then appeared Windows normally.
Like everything seems fine except everytime I restart NB the same screen appears again.
I've read somewhere that it's some bootable problem, but I have no idea what it means :/
Could you help me to put it together, someone? Pretty please? I don't even care about that splitting partition anymore, I'd just like to have normal windows again..

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18 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

What is "NB"??

Can you do a System Restore to an earlier date before this problem started?

I'd recommend you use the built-in Disk Management to resize partitions whenever possible. It works quite well.
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18 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, it means NoteBook..

Well I bought it today (pretty lame for me to ruin it on the first day, huh? xD)
I tried System Restore to the point before installing Paragon Partition Manager..and it didn't help.
There is also an option called First_user_boot. Maybe that's right after Windows 7 was installed. Do you think I could try that one?

Yeah, I tried built-in Disk Management, but it didn't work either and later I've found out that this problem with splitting partitions have a lot HP users..
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18 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello atamira232, welcome to Seven Forums!


The information below shows how to go back to 'factory' that may be a help and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


information   Information

Be advised that this will take the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.

The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.

It may take several attempts to do this, if the first attempt fails, try again.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.

It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.

You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!
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18 Aug 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

HPs typically seem to give the user one primary partition to work with. The other 3 primaries I think are system reserved, Recovery, Tools. You need to view them in Disk Management.

The bottom line is all 4 primary partitions have been allocated and an attempt to make an additional primary will make the disk dynamic.

I thought the Notebook has a Windows 7 OS so I'm curious where the "Vista 2008" reference you refer to comes from.
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18 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello atamira232, welcome to Seven Forums!


The information below shows how to go back to 'factory' that may be a help and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


information   Information

Be advised that this will take the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.

The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.

It may take several attempts to do this, if the first attempt fails, try again.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.

It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.

You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!

I'm so grateful that you're helping me! All of you!!
But I've tried pushing F11 and nothing, it's still taking me to that screen. :/ I'm starting to feel a bit desperate..
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18 Aug 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you upgrade from Vista to Windows 7?
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18 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't think I have. It was brand new installation. When I turned it on, the windows just finished installing itself.
It is strange, though.

I was still trying to push F11 but that screen actually appears so fast that I think it doesn't have the chance to react to the command.

// I think I solved it!!

I inserted Windows 7 64bit recovery Disc. I restarted NB and when the screen appeared I chose the first option as always, but then pushed F8. Then I chose "Repair your computer"
I selected "Command Prompt" and typed these:

bootrec /fixMbr
bootrec /fixBoot
bootrec /rebuildBcd

I hit Restart and it works fine! I'm so glad..

I'd like to thank to everyone for your help!
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