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Windows 7: Interesting booting issue


14 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Interesting booting issue

Hello and thank you for reading my post in advance.

Yesterday I reinstalled my Windows 7. Everything went well, however, once I went into my BIOS settings after the install to set my primary booting device to the one which the OS is located on, it did not boot. I restarted and found a new entry along the booting drives, called Windows Boot Manager. I tried to start the system up from that and it worked but still it is weird. Windows is the only operating system I have on right now so there is no point in having to boot from the BM.


I tried a lot of things already to fix this but no luck yet. Do you have any idea how could I make it so Windows boots from my C:/ drive?


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14 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lymecore, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you have more than a single internal Hard Disk Drive connected the Windows 7 System boot files may have been created to another HDD and may need to be (re)created to the Windows 7 partition to sort this issue, start with a look at this tutorial linked below for some information on this; it would also be helpful to post a snip of Windows disk management for us to have a look at.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums


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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I will be working on it, thank you for the quick reply.
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14 Aug 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, I may sign off for the night before long, I'm sure someone will be glad to help.
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14 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here it is, checking the tutorial out now

Interesting booting issue-screenshot.jpg


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14 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I read through your tutorial and it seems really good, it might be just the solution for my problem! I will try this method tomorrow and report back afterwards. Thanks!
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15 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Okay, I tried to mark my drives as inactive but the one that needed to be marked was already inactive. Then, I tried a startup repair using my installation disc but it did not work. It asked for a removal of the newly connected devices. Even though it was not connected lately I removed my speakers and rebooted but that did not help. At this point, I am totally clueless. Any ideas?

Thank you in advance.
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15 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need to Physically disconnect the HD Disk1.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.

Than do a startup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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15 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds sensible, I also had a thought of this solution. I'll try it, thanks.
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15 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I did just as you suggested but still I couldn't get Startup Repair running. :/
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