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

23 May 2012   #21
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so since it won't let me click next after selecting my operating system, I just choose the other option about the system image and press cancel a time or two and I get to the system recovery options with the command prompt as an option. It says at the top that my operating system is unknown on local disk unknown (I assume this is because it won't let me choose my operating system

after entering "attrib c:\bootmgr" it says "File not found - C:\bootmgr"


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23 May 2012   #22
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK and I entered your next set of code and got no errors on either command. I restarted and still got "bootmgr is missing"
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23 May 2012   #23
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Double check that the Win7 SSD is set to boot first in BIOS setup. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals to run repairs.

Make sure to Mark Win7 Partition Active before running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times . You never acknowledged this critical step before that Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition are marked Active first.

Try using the latest installer w/SP1 for repairs: Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

If it won't repair copy out your files as shown in Step 3 note to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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23 May 2012   #24
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So i guess maybe the root of the problem is that, although I do startup repairs, I never successfully selected my operating system so they are doing nothing. I'll try burning a new disk and using that
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23 May 2012   #25
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yes, I made the SSD active, here is the drive map from PWCD when I still had my HDD connected earlier (now, Disk 1 is the only Disk shown in PW and is set to Active).

I'm downloading the ISO for a new installer with SP1, I'll post how it goes after I try all this stuff with a new CD

Thanks again guys


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23 May 2012   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Be sure to unplug the HD as it might be interfering since by only formatting instead of wiping with Diskpart Clean Command the old OS boot code remains.
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23 May 2012   #27
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

just put bootmgr on C:\
do you need x64 or x86 one? someone can post it here
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23 May 2012   #28
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

could it really be that simple? I'm on 64bit

I am currently trying to make the windows install USB-DVD with my laptop and having issues
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23 May 2012   #29
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does this help at all?

I just went into the Partition Explorer in PW and took this picture of my C: drive with the boot folder expanded


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23 May 2012   #30
mgeocaris

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK I got the USB-DVD to work. Turns out you just have to extract the files from the ISO and copy them to the USB. Then boot from the USB in the BIOS. Now in recovery options I can select my operating system without error!! Big step.

I have run startup repair 3x with reboots now (the second time took a couple minutes, the third time it did not detect a problem).

Now I am getting the Blue Screen. I'm going to run disk checks with my new boot-usb now
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