|01 Jan 2011||#1|
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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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