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Windows 7: Boot problem, recovery deleted

31 Oct 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x32
Boot problem, recovery deleted

I have a Hp pavilion g6, I've lost my recovery partition , and I need to format my computer, when i start it , I have windows 7 on DVD but when I insert it and I click on F11 this message appears :
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000225
Info: An error occurred when attempting to read the boot configuration data

what should I do

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31 Oct 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Select dvd drive as first boot device.

Sounds like it is trying to boot whatever used to be on the recovery partition .

There is a probably a key press that will pop up a boot selection menu .

It should tell you what that is as you start your machine - you will have to keep an eye out - it may go by quite quickly.
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31 Oct 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x32

when I click F8 :
GRUB4DOS 0.4.4 2009-09-21, Memory: 628k / 2485M, MenuEnd: 0x44E7B
* Windows with SLIC Loader (default)
* Windows without Loader
* Windows with SLIC Loader (use alternative method)
* Windows with SLIC Loader (full debug output )
* Windows with SLIC Loader (more forceful - may crash)
* Load External Menu (menu.list)
* Grub Command Line
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31 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


You've apparently used a cracked DVD of Windows 7 which is not only illegal but completely unnecessary if you already own a license for Windows 7 which came with that HP.

Start over with the latest official ISO downloaded and burned to DVD or written to flash stick from steps 1/2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps will give you a perfect reinstall activated with the Windows 7 Product Key on COA sticker which you already own.

When booting into the Custom install, choose Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new as you wish, or just click Next and the installer will create, format your C partition and start install.
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31 Oct 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Looks suspicious that boot menu.
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