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Windows 7: Can't boot to c:

10 Sep 2011   #1

win 7 64
 
 
Can't boot to c:

Computer crashed at midnight on thursday & rebooted into repair, which it failed as well failed at system restore & just kept looping to repair.
Discovered that all the drive letters have changed,

I: dvd rom >> should be x:dvd rom

drive 0
c: system rese >> should be no drive letter
g: Windows 7 >> should be c:Windows 7
e:apps >> should be d:apps

drive 1
d:fsx >> should be f:fsx
h:storage >> should be s: storage
f:games >> should be g: games

How do I change the drive letters back from the rescue promt command line, to be able to boot to c: Windows 7 ?????

Thanks Rick


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10 Sep 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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10 Sep 2011   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't need to change the drive letters.

They just look different from the recovery environment - that is normal.
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10 Sep 2011   #4

win 7 64
 
 

Thank you for the reply.

disconnected all USB devices & rebooted 5 times from repair .... no luck.

note found an error .... boot critical file G:\CI.dll is corrupt.

I wrote this down yesterday & forgot about it .... any help?
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10 Sep 2011   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are able to get to advanced boot menu, try Last Known Good.

Otherwise, try a system restore from the recovery disc.
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11 Sep 2011   #6
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

This is how to get in the last known good configuration : Advanced Boot Options
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11 Sep 2011   #7

win 7 64
 
 

when I press the F8 key it does not take me to advanced boot ... but to a list of my dvd & 2 hard drives , no other option.
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