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Windows 7: Windows 7 WONT BOOT!!


27 Mar 2012   #1

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Windows 7 WONT BOOT!!

ok so i had a ubuntu and windows 7 installed on my pc and i decided to delete ubuntu. so i used partition manager to delete ubuntu partition and then i merged them together. and then the windows woudnt boot so i searched it up on google so it told me to insert windows 7 cd and type in boot rec.exe/ fixmbr , /fixboot and rebuild Bcd on command prompt. i did all this and now windows wont even boot. so i inserted CD again and now it says it cant find any partion?!!! it says unknown local disk!!!!! what do i do? will i lose all my files????? please help. and no this isnt about my netbook!

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27 Mar 2012   #2

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You were lucky to get ubuntu to install - can't get mint to install atm - oh well.

What partition manager ?

If you used a linux one - you may have an issue with the filesystem .

You also may have deleted the active partition.

Probably best to boot PW free cd .

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.


Mark windows partition active.

Run disk check option.

Then boot windows repair cd - try running startup repair 2 or 3 times.

If still no go - post back .
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27 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You were lucky to get ubuntu to install - can't get mint to install atm - oh well.

What partition manager ?

If you used a linux one - you may have an issue with the filesystem .

You also may have deleted the active partition.

Probably best to boot PW free cd .

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.


Mark windows partition active.

Run disk check option.

Then boot windows repair cd - try running startup repair 2 or 3 times.

If still no go - post back .

hi, i used minitool partition wizard professional on windows 7. alll i did was merging a c drive (all my files ) and an empty drive. and it says it told me to reboot so i did. and it was working and it says something error. so i looked it up on google and what i did was on command prompt , i typed bootrec.exe/ fixmbr and fixboot and rebuild Bcd. and now its not even working anymore... my dad's works are in the computer and if it doesnt work im doomed.... what should i do?
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27 Mar 2012   #4

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Boot partition wizard again - make sure the partition is NTFS

See if you can mark the windows partition active - rt click it select Modify>Set Active, then click the Apply button.

Then rt click windows partition and select check file system.

After that boot windows 7 repair cd and run startup repair - it might take up to 3 runs.
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27 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Boot partition wizard again - see if you can mark the Windows partition Active.

The try running disk check - partition wizard has that function.

After that boot windows 7 repair cd and run startup repair - it might take up to 3 runs.
im sorry if i sound stupid but how would i boot partition wizard? because my computer wont boot and i have no clue how to do that sorry
EDIT: oh nevermind, you posted the link. is there any way that i can use partition wizard with USB and not CD? because i dont have any CDs availiable atm..
EDIT2: lol nvm i found the link. http://www.partitionwizard.com/boota...ash-drive.html
EDIT3: oh no, i cant find the linkkk
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27 Mar 2012   #6

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It is also worth updating the mbr with partition wizard:

Rt click the Disk itself and select rebuild mbr.
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27 Mar 2012   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
It is also worth updating the mbr with partition wizard:

Rt click the Disk itself and select rebuild mbr.
umm i cant find the link for USB drive.. could you help me? im so sorry
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27 Mar 2012   #8

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I don't think you can make a bootable flash from the free version of partition wizard.

It is quite easy this way tho:

1. download the partition wizard .iso - that is the one at the boot cd link.

2. Use another program to burn the .iso to flash drive.

There is one here - it is a trial version , but is fully functional for 30 days - gBurner - A powerful CD, DVD and BD burning software

You just need to d/l the program - you don't need the virtual drive.
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27 Mar 2012   #9

windows 7
 
 

i will try that suggestion. i hope it works..
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27 Mar 2012   #10
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Remember you are marking the Windows 7 partition Active. If it's a Logical partition you have to convert it to Primary first to mark Active.

Then click on the HD # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply steps. Reboot to see if it starts.

This may preclude the need to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots from your Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD.

Si, Curious: what is the File System Check for? Maybe I should add it in these cases? Does it need to be run on all partitions to be complete, or just Windows 7?
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