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Windows 7: Reconfigured D drive on hard drive, now I cant boot

19 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Reconfigured D drive on hard drive, now I cant boot

Reconfigured D drive afterward I couldn't boot my computer. Tried various methods to recover. I run Windows 7 home premium 32bit. As for why I reconfigured the drive, there was a virus on the drive that my antivirus couldnt remove, and I knew reconfiguring a drive would destroy any file on the drive... and since the drive was labeled RECOVERY I assumed that the drive was backup only and was not needed to boot the computer. Yes I feel very stupid. No, I wont do it ever again. So help please? I have an upgrade disk for windows 7 and I tried everything that I could think of, startup recovery didn't detect anything. soooooo.... Any ideas?


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19 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

By "reconfigure", do you mean format? It sounds as if you reformatted the entire disk, including the Recovery partition? Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Fooling with your D partition should have had no affect on C:
Have you tried a startup repair with your windows 7 disc up to 3 times ?
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19 Jul 2012   #4

windows 7 32bit
 
 

First yes I reformatted the D drive, thank you.

I tried to do startup repair, but I kept getting a error message to the effect of 0x008000

Don't know what Im supposed to do
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19 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fragged42 View Post
First yes I reformatted the D drive, thank you.

I tried to do startup repair, but I kept getting a error message to the effect of 0x008000

Don't know what Im supposed to do
Did you format C: and D:? If you only formatted D:, then there should be no problem in booting. It you formatted both of them, the only thing you can do to get your PC going is to install Win 7 again on your C: drive. Check out this tutorial. Clean Install Windows 7
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19 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

Make sure the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Windows 7 partition are marked Active or the 3 Startup Repairs will not know where to repair/rewrite the boot files.

You may be still infected so check that first as Windows 7 won't repair sometimes when infected.

Everything you need to try everything possible is in the link, including rescuiing your files to Clean Reinstall.
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19 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Are C: and D: separate disks, or are bot partitions on the same drive?
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