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Windows 7: Happy New Year - Boot Problems

01 Jan 2011   #1
mrittman

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Happy New Year - Boot Problems

Hi, I recently built a Windows 7 machine with Intel i3 540, Biostar MB, 4GB DDR3 ram, XFX Radeon HD 4650 Video, 430-watt Corsair PSU, Western Digital 160GB SATA, and Sony PATA DVD-writer. It seemed to work fine for about a week. I connected my an old 20GB XP drive via a usb-to-ide converter, and an old 40GB fat32 drive to an internal IDE connection to transfer over my old data. After that, my computer would not reboot. I removed my old drives and leaving just the new 160GB SATA Windows 7 drive. It still wouldn't boot. I let Windows 7 try to fix it, and ran chkdsk with all the parameters on all my partitions--still no luck. I followed these tutorials:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

I run into a brick wall when I try to rebuild the bcd though. I get the message, "total identified windows installations: 0" even though my Windows 7 installation is recognized in the repair GUI. In the repair command prompt, the boot files are located on my c: drive and my d: drive is my Windows 7 installation. Anyone have any suggestions? I moved some files from my old hard drives (rather than copied), otherwise I would just reinstall.


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01 Jan 2011   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is anothe tutorial you might try

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

The two members that are best at this are off-line until in the morning
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01 Jan 2011   #3
mrittman

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the prompt response. I am still getting the same result when I try to rebuild the BCD. Nothing from the command prompt seems to find my Windows 7 installation, although the GUI startup repair does.
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