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Windows 7: W7 Doesn't load, can't see drive


13 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 
W7 Doesn't load, can't see drive

Hi guys, I got a bsod a few hours ago and now windows gives me wired lines instead of loading. I have it set to no boot GUI so I'm familiar with the eight blue dots in the corner of the screen, but now there are more dots.
I have booted with the windows recovery cd into a command prompt and had a look at the disks, it doesn't see my system disk :/ the other drives are listed though.
Any help would be highly respected, I'm desperate.
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13 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into BIOS setup to check if HD is detected. If so work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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14 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Ok, first off I managed to start windows successfully
The mbr or bcd is the faulty somehow. After I had run the startup repair new entried were created on drive G: (It could access drive E: which I have windows on, because it is in RAID with an other drive) I set the boot prior. to begin with drive G: one of the entries were pointing to E: so I could start windows normally.
I am working on the deletion of the old mbr on E: and copying the new one from G: to E: to see if it works, I think it's better to have the mbr on the system drive.
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14 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition.
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14 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

W7 Doesn't load, can't see drive-bootexplan0.png
i prefer alt+prntscrn


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14 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

I would want to provide E with its own boot files onboard the HD so that it becomes independent and at the same time resolves any BCD issues.

To do this mark E Active in Disk Mgmt, then power down to unplug the other HD's. Now boot into the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and holds the System Active flags on E.

You can then plug in the other HD's and when you need to boot G use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key at boot. If you still get a Dual Boot menu install EasyBCD to delete the other OS on the Edit OS Menu tab.

If you don't like this arrangement then install EasyBCD to either OS to add the other to a Dual Boot menu on the Add OS Entry tab.

It's too bad that you didn't correctly boot the installer when installing Windows 7 so that it would always boot as C as it will when installed correctly from boot.
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14 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Really, where is C: ??
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14 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Not sure, maybe C was deleted after incorrectly installing the other OS's from it. HonorGamer will hopefully fill us in.

Also what is blacked out in the screenshot and where is the requested listings pane to possibly see a fuller picture?
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16 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

This install of windows was natively installed to drive E. Also, this is a single install of windows, no dual boot.
Startup repair couldn't see the disks that are in raid (E: and Disk 3 which is invisble for disk management), so it didn't detect any windows installs that's why it created a Windows 7 boot entry for each drive on G.
So i had 4 entries linking to different disks, and the second one triggered the windows on E, that's the only way i could start windows. Afterwards i have deleted the other 3 entries with easyBCD, but the BCD used to start E is located on G.
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16 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

It turned out that it was a hardware issue, sorry for wasting your time
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