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Windows 7: Repair Windows 7 bootloader with Windows 10 DVD

15 Feb 2015   #1
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Repair Windows 7 bootloader with Windows 10 DVD

Hello folks,
I recently deleted my Linux partition on my dual booter. As you guessed, my Windows 7 installation won't boot. DOH. My backup image doesn't have my work from yesterday on it. I tried several repair solutions from the forums, a couple hours worth of jacking around. The file system read "raw" on the partitions. Got fed up and decided to upgrade Windows 10 over 7, seeing if I had an option of keeping my files intact. Of course it won't upgrade unless you are in Windows 7 to start with. We all know that.

Backed out and clicked on "repair your computer" > troubleshoot> advanced options> startup repair. Clicked on it. It ran for about 2 seconds and my PC rebooted as I impatiently waited for my mouse pointer to appear on the screen. It WORKED! I couldn't believe it. The freaking easiest solution in my life I have encountered for a jacked up boot loader.

Peace!


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15 Feb 2015   #2
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15 Feb 2015   #3
ckp

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Here it is.


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15 Feb 2015   #4
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The System Reserved partition is still marked RAW which means ruined. You can delete it since the OS is now being booted by C after Repairs apparently moved the Bootmgr to C, as signified by the System flag.

You can test the HP Tools partition by rebooting while tapping the ESC key to run Diagnostics to see if the HP tools still functions; if so I would keep that partition intact.

However the 232 gb partition has no letter so is useless until it is assigned a letter in Disk Mgmt: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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16 Feb 2015   #5
ckp

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The NTFS partition was "RAW" also, until I repaired the boot loader with my Windows 10 disk. I'll keep the other one, it's not hurting anything.
The partition with no drive letter has Linux on it and functions just fine. Useless to Windows, I guess. But I am using it right now with my new Linux load. EXT4 file system.
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