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Windows 7: Fixboot in command prompt- not found??

06 Oct 2011   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can order them from HP indeed but you cant make them on the other laptop unless its an identical or very close model.

Well, at that prompt, type

C:

Hit Enter. Then type

dir

Hit Enter. Do you see the windows folder there and other folders like Program files and Users? If yes, C: is the windows drive. If not move on to D: and so on.


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06 Oct 2011   #12
kscronk512

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Ahhh, thank you, I did not know that!

Duh, I knew that! Dir shows the folders.

Yes, drive D shows the windows and program files folders.

Performing a chkdsk on that drive now....once that is finished, should I then run the fixboot command you gave me?
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06 Oct 2011   #13
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, you can do that. In addition to fixboot you can also try

bootrec /fixmbr

and

bootrec /rebuildbcd
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06 Oct 2011   #14
kscronk512

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you so much, hopefully one of those options work!

I read somewhere that fixboot/mbr can mess with the partitions?

I should run all of these commands with the prefix of x:/windows/system32, right?

I seriously cannot thank you enough for your help and quick replies!
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06 Oct 2011   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, at the X:/windows/system32 prompt.
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06 Oct 2011   #16
kscronk512

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I just tried:

x:windows/system32/bootrec.exe /fix boot

It says the process completed successfully- but the computer still will not boot.

Trying the next command now but I wanted to post to be sure I typed the command in properly-

X:/windows/system32/bootrec.exe /fix boot

I do not have to have drive D in there anywhere?
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06 Oct 2011   #17
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No you don't have to specify the drive letter in the bootrec command.
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