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Windows 7: Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG

01 Sep 2013   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Me too, so will ask for more help, hang in there!
As always, greatly appreciated! Been tinkering!
Gllenn


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01 Sep 2013   #12
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
How about trying a chkdsk Glenn Disk Check

By the way have you downgraded from 8 as I know the Boot on it's msconfig has to go to task manager.
Howdy ICit2lol,
Thanks for adding to the investigation!! I did not know of all the switches but I did run a chkdsk on the drive and it said it was ok.....
To add to the mystery and fun. I decided to reload my system several months ago. When doing so, even though I had been using it sing 2010, and it passed the Microsoft Genuine Program check, it was as of May 3, considered not legitimate...... So I had to purchase, download and get a new registration license. But to answer your question, it has never had a non Windows 7 Ultimate OS on it.
Cheers

Glenn
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01 Sep 2013   #13
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Glenn, do you have the 100 MB system reserved partition on your installation? I seem to remember this problem when it was not active? Open Disk management and post a screenshot. One of the smarter people can then see if it is OK

Start> In search box type computer management> Enter> Click on Disk management

A Guy
Hey there A Guy,
How ya been? Of course thanks for weighing in on my problem. Yes the 100MB System Reserved is Active and healthy.... Been searching the web for similar occurrences and that was one problem. Much appreciated!
Glenn
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01 Sep 2013   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
As Bill already suggested.


If you start in Safe mode is there any difference?
Safe Mode
Option one.
Hello Britton30,
As noted I did run the chkdsk. No, in safe mode there was still the lack of operating system and thus the boot tab was locked. Thanks for your ideas and assistance!
Glenn
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01 Sep 2013   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well, moving on with limited web info and blind luck, it may be running properly. As mentioned I looked at the disks under Computer management and the reserve was active, the rest of the disk was normal. In a fit of tomfoolery, I made the rest of the C: drive active.... This immediately caused a NO BOOTMGR hit Ctrl/Alt/Del to restart loop completely locking me out of my system. Got it to boot off the Repair CD and tried a startup repair. NO luck.
I then tried a restore to a previous restore point, which it did but would still not boot.
Thanks to this great forum, I found a tutorial about fixing a missing bootmgr. Using the Repair CD, the command prompt and bootrec I seemed to have rewritten the MBR and rebuilt the Bcd. I did another Start Up repair and it created a C: Boot (recovered) on the drive and it booted.
I checked msconfig and this OS was listed and it allowed me to use the features on the boot tab hurray!
Checking under Properties of the C: drive in Advanced/ System and Recovery Setting, it showed the C:\ Boot Recovery OS.
In my limited knowledge it seems that rewriting the MBR with bootrec did the trick. Doing checks on the computer now and if it works consistently, I'm gonna do a backup!
I wish I knew when that problem began....
Thanks to all and also any further information or replys are requested and appreciated. Thanks to the Admins of the forum for this site!!!
Glenn

BTW the 100 MB section is now listed as healthy, primary partition -- Not Active --, the Boot C: is listed as Healthy, System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition.
IS THIS correct>
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01 Sep 2013   #16
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Wow, by hook or by crook Glad you seem to have it sorted. I don't have the 100MB reserved myself. A Guy
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01 Sep 2013   #17
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Wow, by hook or by crook Glad you seem to have it sorted. I don't have the 100MB reserved myself. A Guy
Thanks kind Sir! I don't know enough to delete that 100MB partition! Did all check and another Chkdsk on the the drive and it still boots!!!!!!!
Glenn
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01 Sep 2013   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to know you got it sorted. The 100MB reserved will not be created if w7 is installed to a formatted partion, but will if the installer does the format during install.
Your description of your drives sounds correct, that's why we wanted to see the dskmgnt snip. I don't have the 100MB reserved either.

Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG-dsk-mngmt.png


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01 Sep 2013   #19
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Howdy Britton30,
Here is the snip, hope I got all the info. Thanks again for your help!

Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG-capture.png

Glenn


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01 Sep 2013   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now Glenn do the back up mate images whatever floats your boat and try this Optimize Windows 7
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