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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not reboot after using GPARTed move

13 Mar 2010   #1
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 
Windows 7 will not reboot after using GPARTed move

I had 3 partitions -- XP(1), W7(2), and a Userdata partition(3).

I decided to delete the XP partition and give 30GB to the W7 partition which was low on storage.

I used GPARTED to 1st delete the XP partition, and the did a MOVE/RESIZE of the W7 partition. All looked to complete successfully, and I now have 2 partitions ( W7 and Userdata )

But upon reboot I get :

PXE-E61 - Media and test failure -- and the system will not reboot to W7.

I have tried repairing with W7 System repair and boot disks to fix the startup w/o success.

I believe it is because the the Bootmanager is not recognizing the W7 partition as bootable or a valid OS --- I tried using the DOS prompt to rebuild the BCD also w/o success.

Any and suggestions welcome


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14 Mar 2010   #2
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you installed Win7 after XP, then there were entries on the XP partition that controlled the transfer of control to the OS on the Win7 partition.

You're going to have to do a repair install of 7 in order to fix it easily: Repair Install
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15 Mar 2010   #3
porkr

Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by usasma View Post
If you installed Win7 after XP, then there were entries on the XP partition that controlled the transfer of control to the OS on the Win7 partition.

You're going to have to do a repair install of 7 in order to fix it easily: Repair Install
Thank you for replying.

Bad news : this process will only work if I have Windows 7 up and running -- I could not even get to this point.

Good news : After dickering with GPART and Windows 7 installation disk ( repairing startup process ) I was able to get the W7 partition to boot w/o the Boot Manager.

Net = All is good now !
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