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Windows 7: Urgent help needed. Windows boot manager

05 Jun 2015   #1
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Urgent help needed. Windows boot manager

I have university work to submit this week so this is a matter for urgency. I cannot lose my work but my pc is not working.

My Asus Ai suite ran an update to update my mother board and now my operating system will not boot. I get "a recent hardware or software change might be the cause".

It tells me to put my recovery disk in and repair my computer but it doesn't list my operating system. I tried going into command prompt and then listing partitions. I selected the 100mb partition tried again and didn't work. Then I tried the other partition on the drive... Also didn't work. It just won't list the damn operating system.

What can I do at this point please help. I am currently using my phone to type.... Sorry if my spelling sucks. I hate using my phone.


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05 Jun 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Download the Partition Wizard Bootable CD, and create a bootable CD.
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

Boot the PC with the PW CD.
Take a camera pic of the PW window and paste it into your reply.
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You will need to use another PC to download and create the bootable CD.
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05 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Can you see the OS when Repair Disk first loads? If not, change your harddisk to SATA port 0 or 1 (whichever is available first, check motherboard manual)
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05 Jun 2015   #4
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Can you see the OS when Repair Disk first loads? If not, change your harddisk to SATA port 0 or 1 (whichever is available first, check motherboard manual)
It just says unknown. I tried format my os drive and reinstalled but even that says the computer unexpectedly restarted please reinstall. I unplugged all my other drives so I only have my ssd plugged in which was always in the first port from when I first installed my os.

I got a blue screen of death when it restarted and launched windows for the first time. I'm fairly sure the motherboard update messed things up.


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05 Jun 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, lets see what David asked first.

After that, I would make sure SSD is first. Where is the DVD drive installed at? Maybe that one gets the 1st port. I solved this issue like this, also helped another friend who had the issue here on the forums. But it won't help if harddisk is somehow damaged.
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05 Jun 2015   #6
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The ssd is in the first port. Definitely. And I don't have another pc to try David's method.
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05 Jun 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are making that far into OS, try:

F8 menu while starting and chose "Last Known Good Configuration"
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05 Jun 2015   #8
thefollower

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
If you are making that far into OS, try:

F8 menu while starting and chose "Last Known Good Configuration"
It doesn't find any. I formatted my ssd and reinstalled so there wouldn't be any available.

My ssd is reading as disk 0. So that must be slot 1 right?
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05 Jun 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is not something to find, it loads the registry values from the last successful login(?). Do you get to the menu with that option?

You can also try Safe Mode (same menu screen)

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05 Jun 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't know what to suggest.

In Post #1 you stated "I cannot lose my work but my pc is not working."
In Post #4 you stated "I tried format my os drive and reinstalled ..." (also post #8)

You don't have access to another PC.
Hopefully your data is not on the "C" drive and is still uncorrupted/not lost by what happened...
Don't connect your Data HD until you get the Windows Bootup issue fixed.

Explain exactly what you did to re-install.
Where did you get the "W7 re-install" DVD, or what did you use to re-install ?
Read this tutorial by Gregrocker, and compare it to what you did:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Do you have a legitimate Win 7 install DVD ?
Do you have the PC manufacturers Recovery discs ?
Did you reinstall using the PC manufacturers "Recovery" option using the Recovery partition ?
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