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Windows 7: Windows 7 not Booting after removing XP partition from Dual Boot

24 Dec 2015   #1
Hemendra123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 not Booting after removing XP partition from Dual Boot

Hello,
I have Installed Windows XP like ages ago and then there was some error with the XP back then while booting up so I called up my technician, He dual booted my system with Windows 7 Ultimate.

I've stopped using XP since a while so I thought of removing I from my system, The XP files and Windows 7 were on two different partitions of same HDD. So I used Minitool Partition wizard to remove the Partition in which XP files were there. It even prompted a message saying that I may not be able to boot if I format the specific Partition. I clicked on continue and it showed me that the specific partition is in use and the asked me to restart it and minitool will delete it by itself while restarting. And after it deleted the XP partition, my system can't Boot Windows 7 now. I just don't get it.

I've even lost my Windows 7 OS DVD to try repair the OS. Can anyone help me to Boot into my Windows 7 without losing any data from that Partition.


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24 Dec 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why didn`t you listen to the message ?

You deleted your Active partition now windows 7 won`t boot.

Your windows 7 partition must 1st be marked Active, then startup repair must be run to write the system files to the Windows 7 partition.

Without an install dvd or a system repair disc, you can`t do that. You can easily make a system repair disc on another Windows 7 PC, all you need is a blank cd and a cd burner. But it has to be the same bit version (32 or 64) and Service Pack version as the version you are trying to repair.

Others may have another method. They will post it.

Or call your Tech

System Repair Disc - Create

Startup Repair

Partition - Mark as Active

You can also make and use a Partition Wizard Boot CD

Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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24 Dec 2015   #3
Hemendra123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No I'm pretty sure Windows 7 was the active partition.
I even checked in boot option in msconfig. It showed that C drive Windows was default and Acitve.
And also in the mintool partition wizard C drive Windows 7 was shown as Active.
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24 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Impossible if XP was installed 1st, XP had the system files, if Windows 7 is marked Active then you should just have to run startup repair.

MSconfig does not show if the OS is Active, only if it is the default.

Incredible how well your memory is, but yet you loose discs and don`t pay attention to warning messages, Good job.


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24 Dec 2015   #5
Hemendra123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I could boot kies using through USB and could access all my partitions.
Is there any way I could change the Active partition now through Kies?


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24 Dec 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Change the Actve partition ?



Did you not read post #2 ?????


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