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Windows 7: Cannot boot after deleting old windows7 partition.. White cursor

23 May 2012   #11
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'd prefer to just do a system restore from my external. Is this possible anymore or did I mess things up so bad only a clean install could fix it?


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23 May 2012   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I thought you said you'd tried that and failed.

I still think a clean install is your best bet.
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23 May 2012   #13
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, I'll clean install then, it does seem like I've tried all other methods given

As long as I have your advice here, what do you think about Intel Rapid Storage Technology (installing Windows on my HDD and using the 60gb SSD as cache). I had this originally set up by CyberPowerPC but I experienced issues and re-installed windows onto the SSD. Maybe if I use the official windows7 installer you provided, I will not experience the same issues I did the first time?

Thanks again for all your help guys
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23 May 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

SSD has 1 partition right? And that's windows 7.
  • Disconnect harddisk
  • boot from installation dvd or system repair disk. Anyway .. boot to "recovery environment"
  • Is win7 listed? if do select it, otherwise press next anyway
  • then enter "command prompt":
Code:
bootsect/nt60 C: /force
bootsect/nt60 C: /force /mbr
Both succeed succesfully?
Code:
attrib c:\bootmgr
Is bootmgr there?
Code:
dir C:\
Is C realy win7 disk?
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23 May 2012   #15
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Using the installation cd to "repair your computer", "Windows7 Home Premium (recovered)" is listed in the location "C: Local Disk"

but when I try to press next I get this error message. It seems to indicate that I have the wrong disc for my operating system but this is definitely the disc I used to install onto the SSD


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23 May 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

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I think your ssd has errors. Just boot into recovery environment->command prompt

Code:
 
chkdsk/f/r  C:
try to boot from SSD or perform startup repair again. Same problem?
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23 May 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgeocaris View Post
Using the installation cd to "repair your computer", "Windows7 Home Premium (recovered)" is listed in the location "C: Local Disk"

but when I try to press next I get this error message. It seems to indicate that I have the wrong disc for my operating system but this is definitely the disc I used to install onto the SSD
Very strange but windows is still there!

You did a startup repair earlier Cannot boot after deleting old windows7 partition.. White cursor

How did you do that?
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23 May 2012   #18
Kaktussoft

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You told before:
Quote:
I completed the steps given and ran the startup repair 3 times. Now I get "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart"
So MBR is most likely good. Same for bootsector. But it you can refresh them with the 2 bootsect commands I gave you earlier.

It finds "Windows Home Premiun (recovered)" so it's in bootmenu. Bootmenu is fine I think.

Only problem so far: C:\BOOTMGR is not found

Code:
attrib c:\bootmgr
To show if it's really there. But then you have to boot into recovery environment
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23 May 2012   #19
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, using the command prompt in the recovery environment I ran the disk check on C: with no errors. (it did say "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50" at the very end of the check)

After it found no errors, I ran the startup repair 3x with 3 reboots but got the same "BOOTMGR is missing" right after the BIOS screen
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23 May 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

is bootmgr realy not there?

Code:
attrib c:\bootmgr
Please do
Code:
 
bootsect  /nt60   C:   /force
bootsect  /nt60   C:   /force /mbr
as well. errors?
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