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Windows 7: new hard disk-startup repair loop

05 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
new hard disk-startup repair loop

The hard drive on my laptop recently failed and I purchased and installed a new one to replace it. I cloned as much of the data off of the old drive as possible. However, when I go to boot from it, it gets stuck in a startup repair loop. Startup repair doesn't find any problems, but it is unable to boot windows. I installed windows 7 on a new partition see if I could do a repair install to the other hard drive, but that does not appear to be possible. I've ran chkdsk and it does not find any errors. Is there anything else that I should try to be able to run the older install, or should i just start reinstalling everything.

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05 Aug 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

sounds like you need to do a proper wipe then start from step 0

follow these in order, it should give you a nice clean functioning install.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7
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05 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Ok. I should be able to backup all the files I need. Thanks for your help
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06 Aug 2011   #4
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello npiper12, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at the information in this tutorial at the link below for a method to copy-out any data you need to and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

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06 Aug 2011   #5

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