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Windows 7: the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

31 Dec 2013   #1
sharonm123

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

Hi all, i have encountered the error following:

"the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible" after doing chkdsk. Please help. Could not repair the installation with the windows DVD.


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31 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If you get access to another computer that is working properly; I would try and download the hard drive diagnostic program onto a flash drive and run it on the computer that isnt working properly and see if it comes up with any errors. Also what are your system specs? and is it a custom built or a oem system?
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31 Dec 2013   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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31 Dec 2013   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Oops i knew I forgot to add something.
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31 Dec 2013   #5
sharonm123

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

The hard drive is fine, done the tests. The system resevered partition is missing.
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31 Dec 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try running this: Startup Repair
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31 Dec 2013   #7
sharonm123

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes i tried that and it didn't work. I connected it to another computer and the "boot" flag is missing - "active" is there.
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31 Dec 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Weird that restores the System Reserved.
Oh, you connected what to another computer?
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01 Jan 2014   #9
sharonm123

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Yes i connected it to a working computer.
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01 Jan 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You mean to say you removed the unbootable drive and placed it in another
PC? In that case it shouldn't display a Boot flag, I don't think, since the system is booted to anther drive.
Where was the drive when you tried Startup Repair?
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