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Windows 7: 12/9/14 windows update>pc won't boot from ssd

16 Dec 2014   #1
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
12/9/14 windows update>pc won't boot from ssd

Shut my computer down the night of the update and turned it on the next day and my computer wouldn't boot Windows from my ssd I've been searching for answers but haven't landed on anything yet. When I put the win7 disc in to try to restore from image it fails, and when I run startup repair it says the root cause is that the partition table does not have a valid system partition. When I try the system restore option it says I have to specify which Windows installation to restore but have nowhere to select that. I've heard done talk of getting my hands on a Windows 8disc and repair it with that but don't have the disc (yet...not sure if anyone else thinks this will work?) and also some command prompt suggestions, but I don't know a heck of a lot about that. I also have a hdd with most of my documents that I don't want to lose if possible.

What are my options? Anyone know how I can fix this? Need more info?

Many thanks for any help


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16 Dec 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

1. Does the SSD show in the BIOS/uEFI?
2. What error message do you get when you try to boot from the SSD?
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16 Dec 2014   #3
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

It shows up in bios in the areas only where it allows me to select a drive to start Windows from and then it takes me to a black screen with a blinking underscore in the upper left, but does not show up in the boot section to set the sequence of which drives to start from.
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17 Dec 2014   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Use bootable Partition Wizard to boot the computer and look at the disks/partitions present. use a camera to take a phot of those, and upload it here.
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17 Dec 2014   #5
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

My passport disk 3 is just an external used for storage


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17 Dec 2014   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

When you boot as normal, what message appears? can you take a photo and upload that too please?
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17 Dec 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use partition wizard to set the 100MB system reserved partition active. It is in the partition tab > Modify. Then try to boot again.
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17 Dec 2014   #8
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Image 1 is my boot order set in bios
Image 2 is what I get when I boot normally


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17 Dec 2014   #9
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

It just stays there forever 😞
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17 Dec 2014   #10
matix018

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Whs - it isn't allowing me to set as active 😒


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