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Windows 7: What annoys you?

04 Mar 2012   #1881
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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Emperor Panais of Antarctica?

Panais the Penguin is more like it!
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04 Mar 2012   #1882
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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Emperor Panais of Antarctica?

Panais the Penguin is more like it!
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04 Mar 2012   #1883
gregrocker

 

How many thousands of boot repairs do we need to do before badged members who help in these threads pick up the basic steps?

When the System flag - which signifies where the boot files have been placed - is on a data partition it has been incorrectly derailed there during install or repairs, likely because it was the first partition marked Active. The installer or Startup Repair will (re)write the System boot files to the first Active partition.

To correct this, mark the Win7 partition (or it's System Reserved partition if it is present) Active in Disk Mgmt or using Diskpart: Partition - Mark as Active

Then to write the System boot files to the Active partition run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds the System Active flags.

If it will not mark Active it is likely a Logical partition which needs conversion to Primary first using Partition Wizard CD. PW also has a cool new feature on Disk tab to Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run Repairs x3.

If it will not repair it may have corruption requiring leaving it the way it is (wrong) or reinstall.
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04 Mar 2012   #1884
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Should I be annoyed that I have done 18 out of the last 20 analyses in the crashes and debugging forum?

Before anyone takes that personally, I want to say that I have the utmost respect for everyone who helps in that forum. Just venting a little...
Sorry about that.

But it seems that I'm rarely online when the waves of Crashes and Debugging posts come. I live in Australia which means I'm quite a few hours ahead of America. A fair amount of Windows 7 users are American so if any American users post BSOD threads then I'll most likely be asleep (or busy). I might also note that Jan (JMH) is Aussie too but she's usually up late so it might not affect her as much as me.

I do try and post where I can though.
No problem. As I said, I was just looking to vent a little. I wasn't really mad at anyone; I was feeling the pressure of helping for so many hours straight. I appreciate all the work you do and understand the time difference. I imagine there are times when you still get quite a few threads from that part of the world or from night owls in the US.

Thanks for caring. Also, thank you for all you do to help on these forums.
Mike

You get used to the long hours and not knowing if they are fixed or not.
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04 Mar 2012   #1885
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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Sorry about that.

But it seems that I'm rarely online when the waves of Crashes and Debugging posts come. I live in Australia which means I'm quite a few hours ahead of America. A fair amount of Windows 7 users are American so if any American users post BSOD threads then I'll most likely be asleep (or busy). I might also note that Jan (JMH) is Aussie too but she's usually up late so it might not affect her as much as me.

I do try and post where I can though.
No problem. As I said, I was just looking to vent a little. I wasn't really mad at anyone; I was feeling the pressure of helping for so many hours straight. I appreciate all the work you do and understand the time difference. I imagine there are times when you still get quite a few threads from that part of the world or from night owls in the US.

Thanks for caring. Also, thank you for all you do to help on these forums.
Mike

You get used to the long hours and not knowing if they are fixed or not.
Voluntary work at any Forum is just that.
We CHOOSE to do what we do.
{ and one has to accept the consequences}

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04 Mar 2012   #1886
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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Greg did I do this correct?


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04 Mar 2012   #1887
gregrocker

 

Spot on

We know that it's correct because System Active flags are together on the System Reserved partition which is meant to boot Win7, thereby confirming that's where the boot files reside.

The actual Boot label is on C to show us which OS is booted now.

Had the System flag been derailed to another partition, by marking SysReserved Active and running 3 Startup Repairs it should rewrite the System boot files there.

If you wanted to cut out the SysReserved partition, you could mark C Active and run the 3 Repairs and C would take the System Active flags and boot itself. But I wouldn't.
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04 Mar 2012   #1888
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

guilty of charge gregrocker,
Personally I know mine is wrong,
I will take care of it when it's time to install Windows 8.
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04 Mar 2012   #1889
gregrocker

 

No prob. What's important is that these fundamentals are remembered to help others.
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04 Mar 2012   #1890
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have to disagree that running system repair x3 is the only or best solution to a boot problem. I have had occasion where it got it's knickers in a knot and eventually (after a long time) came back with a "cannot repair this computer". If you know you want to fix boot files then I recommend the "bootrec" sequence first and when it works as it generally does, it's a very quick process.
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