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Windows 7: Windows 7 booting problems

23 Feb 2014   #1
taigi100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 booting problems

A few hours ago , I used EasyBCD and deleted Windows 7 entry from it ( still had a Windows 7 loader entry ).
Due to that now whenever I try to boot up Windows 7, I get a BSOD right at the icon thinggy ( those 4 lights ).
BSOD Error message -> 0x7b

I do have a USB flash with windows 7 on it, and I tried to use it in order to repair or reinstall. When trying to repair, it sais that It can't find any instalation of Windows.When trying to install it finds no drives ( like partitions ) where to install it.

I have tried using the command prompt and I have found out that If i write : diskpart and then list volume. It only shows the USB Flash and no other partitions.

At this moment I'm running this PC with Ubuntu, I can access my old Windows files and move them around. Also the ubuntu instalation doesn't see any Windows instalation out there. I can only chose between Wipe everything and install Ubuntu or something else.

As far as I remember my partitions look like :
sda1 - 1MB I have no clue what this is but I guess it is due to EasyBCD or something
sda2 - 104 MB - the one Windows always makes
sda3 - 131072MB - Classic C drive ( the place where Windows is installed )
sda4 - D: drive, where I keep my files.

The picture contains some information I managed to pull from Ubuntu about the system.

What options do I have other than wiping the entire hard drive?




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24 Feb 2014   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello taigi100 and welcome to Seven Forums.

One of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide for failure to boot issues. Perhaps it will help.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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24 Feb 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

Mark 100mb System Reserved Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times no matter what it reports or doesn't find.

If this fails, run the Bootrec Commands Sequence Steps 1-3 here.

If this fails start at the top to work through all of the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start, leading up to if necessary wiping the HD to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums (same for retail).
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