Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win7 fails to boot

20 Feb 2015   #51
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

C is a second hard drive I put in for all my photos, so they wouldn't be on my main drive.
I was going to remove it to simplify things, but wasn't sure.
So If what I understand from what I've seen and read, the boot partition is missing ?That would be the 100mb partition?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Feb 2015   #52
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bsmooth View Post
C is a second hard drive I put in for all my photos, so they wouldn't be on my main drive.
I was going to remove it to simplify things, but wasn't sure.
So If what I understand from what I've seen and read, the boot partition is missing ?That would be the 100mb partition?
Code:
 
diskpart
sel  vol  c
inactive
Remove that second drive during testing! Run startup repair again 3x. Post results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #53
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Will do, take that out tonight and retest.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2015   #54
Randycool79

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows xp Media center edition x64(Dual boot)/Windows10,Windows7,Ubuntu(64)
 
 

When this happened to me, Windows was inaccessible. So I had to reinstall Windows. But if you don't want to lose your files, download hiren boot disk and boot from that. Then copy your files and reinstall Windows.

http://http://getintopc.com/software...free-download/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #55
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

OK took my extra hard drive out and rrebooted using my recovery disc. Right away it said theres something wrong with windows. I then used the startup repair and after one boot I'm up and running.
I thought your supposed to run startup repair 3 times. Now If windows is running , how do I run startup repair 2 more times ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2015   #56
Randycool79

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows xp Media center edition x64(Dual boot)/Windows10,Windows7,Ubuntu(64)
 
 

Well if Windows is working, then you don't need to run startup repair. Maybe windows crashed because you have another hard disk with another Operating System. Your other hard might have changed few settings in windows so maybe that's why windows crashed.
Or maybe your computer was trying to boot from your 2nd hard drive so it might have corrupted windows. If that isn't it maybe your 2nd hard drive was corrupt. Usually for me it would boot from the 2nd hard disk.

Randycool79
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2015   #57
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think your computer in recovery environment did try to fix the partition on the other physical drive! so it tried to fix what was called C in recovery environment! That's why the active partition on the other drive was called D.

That other drive has now files like bootmgr and the boot menu (\boot\bcd) I assume. It was fixing the wrong drive!

Solution: force boot from the correct physical drive in BIOS settings. Swap both connections on the motherboard. For example connect drive1 to sata2 and drive2 to sata1 instead of the opossite.

It is a very strange problem. You told me the partition called on the other drive was NOT marked ACTIVE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2015   #58
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bsmooth View Post
OK took my extra hard drive out and rrebooted using my recovery disc. Right away it said theres something wrong with windows. I then used the startup repair and after one boot I'm up and running.
I thought your supposed to run startup repair 3 times. Now If windows is running , how do I run startup repair 2 more times ?
To run it 3 times ... you shouldn't have booted to normal mode at all. Just boot 3 times from recovery DVD.

But 3 times is not needed at all in most occasions. Win7 can boot succesfully now. But is F8 menu (safe mode, repair your computer) working? Option "repair your computer" is visible and working in that F8 menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2015   #59
gregrocker

 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2015   #60
Bsmooth

Win7 64 bit
 
 

Ok here it is:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win7 fails to boot




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows fails to boot, startup repair fails to fix
Hello more knowledgeable person than myself. I've been having trouble trying to get my computer to boot; I'd noticed a drop in performance (still unsure why) so decided to boot up in safe mode and poke around - it was not my original intention to install Advanced SystemCare 5.3.0 but somehow it...
General Discussion
Boot fails after expanding Win7 partition- just a flashing text cursor
Win 7 is a decent OS when it's running, but the boot process breaks easily and is proving hard to repair. Some time ago I upgraded my machine from XP to Win 7, but kept XP on the disk in case I needed to roll back. Disk layout- Partition 1: (reserved for Grub, not currently used) Partition...
Installation & Setup
Win7 Fails to boot before log in, no safe mode
Hi, my computer is not booting up. On "Start Windows Normally" it boots until just before the log in screen then shuts off and restarts itself. When trying to start it in safe mode and last known good configuration it does the same thing. I tried system restore but it says that I have no restore...
BSOD Help and Support
Old PC new OS: Win7 fails to boot using OEM DVD on clean hard drive
I have a PC on which the hard drive died. I had previously done the Advisor and it said everything is OK for new install of Win 7 Home Premium. I removed old hard drive and 2 gigs of memory (now 2 gigs installed) installed new hard drive, set appropriate ( i think) BIOS parms. When I start the...
Installation & Setup
USB installation of Win7 fails to create boot sector
Long story short, I ran the Win8 (64bit) dev install on top of my Win7 (64bit). I thought it would prompt me where to install it (I have 2HDDs in my laptop and no ODD). All was well, but I didn't really like the UI. No big deal, right? Just re-run the Win7 install and wipe out 8... Wroooong!...
Installation & Setup
Win7 fails boot & does not start the keyboard
Dell vostro 400 on Win7Pro from vista pro upgrade disk ...months ago. All is well until I boot it with a usb stick having data files on it. I remove stick and boot but it fails, freezes, stopping 100% inert on first page on screen. I also am left with an unactivated keyboard so can't hit F2/F12...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App