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Windows 7: Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.

09 Jun 2013   #1
T27M

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.

Hello

I have 4 HDDs: 1 x 1TB, 2 x 565GB and 1 x 250GB. The 1TB HDD has windows and all my games etc, one of the 512GB HDDs was used for storing backups and movies, and the other two drives were encrypted using truecrypt, but I rarely used them for anything.

I decided to use the 565GB HDDs in RAID1 so I removed the encryption, made a backup of the data and setup the RAID in the BIOS. I removed the 250GB drive from the computer since I wasn't using it. All seemed good, but when I booted the computer booted to the true crypt boot loader and said "No bootable partition" with no way to bypass the bootloader .

I made sure the 1TB drive was the boot device, but I still get taken to the true crypt boot loader, this drive has NEVER been encrypted.

I used my windows 7 recovery disc to try and run startup repair, it runs, but I still get taken to the boot loader and windows isn't listed in the list of installed operating systems startup repair shows. I tried to repair the MBR, but the repair disc didn't have bootsect.exe on it, I put in the windows 7 install disc and ran it from there, I did NOT reboot using the install disc, just swapped the disc out because the install disc wouldn't let me use the repair option. The repair ran and when I rebooted I got a message saying "Reboot and select a proper boot device or insert boot media. Press any key to continue".

Anything else i can try?


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09 Jun 2013   #2
T27M

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nice fixed that problem, got bootmrg problem which I think I fixed, now its BSOD on windows loading screen
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09 Jun 2013   #3
T27M

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Never mind fixed.
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 Unable to locate bootable partition. System recovery fails.




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