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Windows 7: Windows 7 7201 x64 Doesn't Boot


04 Aug 2009   #1

windows 7 x64 build 7201
 
 
Windows 7 7201 x64 Doesn't Boot

Hi

i have been using windows 7 x64 on a test pc for the last few months and its been working excellent. have not had any problems with it. I recently used paragon partition to free up some space and merge some partitions.

below explains what i had on on each partition:-

400GB HITACHI SATA HDD....

C:\ > partition (200GB)
E:\ > main windows 7 partition(160GB)

hidden partitions on same HDD...

F:\ > Recovery
X:\ > System Volume

In paragon i noticed partitions that did not show up on my computer. One was labelled recovery which i assumed was preinstalled vista thought the drive had 100% free space. ANd one was called system volume which i thought was from an old partition.

I FORMATTED both the recovery and system volume partitions and merged them. Once i restarted the computer windows 7 doesnt load all i get is a black screen. I don't even see the windows 7 starting logo.

Any help please. thanks

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04 Aug 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi kix7, welcome to sevenforums,

it looks like the repartitioning has scrambled your bootloader.

try this fine tutorial on startup repair.

hope it helps, and good luck!
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04 Aug 2009   #3

windows 7 x64 build 7201
 
 

hi

thanks for that i ran the startup repair and recived the following root cause:

The partition table does not have valid system partition.

it however did not fix the problem still a black screen when booting
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04 Aug 2009   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok, it seems that paragon really screwed up your partitions - are you able to boot into any of your partitions to see if your files are still there?
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04 Aug 2009   #5

windows 7 x64 build 7201
 
 

hi

i know that my files are still there, partitions C:\ and E:\ still have my old windows 7 and all my files, films, music and everything.

This is how the partitions have changed:


C:\ > partition (200GB) *** this have been moved to D:\
E:\ > main windows 7 partition(160GB) *** this has stayed on E:\ it was the primary active partition
X:\ > merged partition ***this have been moved to c:\

and windows 7 installation has taking over the X label and called it BOOT.

im trying to look for a recovery image or restore point but i cant see any. DO i need to find my sata driver in windows\system32\drivers... im not sure which driver it is.
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04 Aug 2009   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm starting to get a bit out of my depth here, but i think your bootloader has been scrambled, or is on the wrong partition.

read this tutorial, which was written for vista, but the principle still applies.

i hope this helps! if not, i'm sure some more knowledgable forum users will see your posts and will be able to offer more guidance.

good luck!
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04 Aug 2009   #7

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

System Volume partition (In your case it is X:\ as you have mentioned earlier) is a 100mb hidden(with no drive letter) partition which contains basic file that are needed to load windows. As you have formatted it that is why windows cannot boot. Try to perform startup recovery and your windows will boot fine...

To perform startup recovery follow the tutorial the one that mickey megabyte posted..
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04 Aug 2009   #8

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kix7 View Post
hi

i know that my files are still there, partitions C:\ and E:\ still have my old windows 7 and all my files, films, music and everything.

This is how the partitions have changed:


C:\ > partition (200GB) *** this have been moved to D:\
E:\ > main windows 7 partition(160GB) *** this has stayed on E:\ it was the primary active partition
X:\ > merged partition ***this have been moved to c:\

and windows 7 installation has taking over the X label and called it BOOT.

im trying to look for a recovery image or restore point but i cant see any. DO i need to find my sata driver in windows\system32\drivers... im not sure which driver it is.

If you cant boot into windows how you telling all this??
And what do you mean by mearged partition??

your partition have not changed only the drive letter may have changed..
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04 Aug 2009   #9

windows 7 x64 build 7201
 
 

hi thanks for your help

i have not got a vista installtion cd. I am going to try and install xp and then using software called vistabootpro loader try and fix the boot file to give me the option to select windows 7.
So in a way its a dual boot with xp and windows 7 on it. and once it works i can either get rid of xp or keep it in case something like this happens again.

will let you know how it goes, just installing windows XP at the moment.

thanks for the input
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04 Aug 2009   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you can use the windows 7 installation disk/drive that you used, you don't need the vista one...
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