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Windows 7: Computer won't boot after deleting linux partition

21 Apr 2014   #11
Blue67impala

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Yes, the primary hard drive is the only one listed in the bios because I can't get into the bios at all if I have the secondary hard drive plugged in. If I have it plugged in my computer stays at the manufacturer boot logo and none of the F2, F10, F11, keys will work. My only option is to press the button to power down and unplug the secondary sata drive then restart. Man I really screwed up.


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21 Apr 2014   #12
whs
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It is obviously trying to boot from the other disk. And the only 2 ways it can get there is via the BIOS or the bootmgr.
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21 Apr 2014   #13
whs
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Do you have anothe system where you could attach that other drive.
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21 Apr 2014   #14
whs
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One completely different possibility is that this drive is defective. The BIOS checks all devices before it starts the boot process. It could get hung up on that disk. That's why it would be interesting to see whether that also happens on another system.
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21 Apr 2014   #15
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

I would need a usb to sata adapter or something like that which I don't have right now. I sincerely doubt that there is anything wrong with the drive though, it was working fine until I deleted the root partition of linux through windows disk management, but the other partitions are still on there, could that have something to do with it?
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21 Apr 2014   #16
whs
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Can you check it out on another PC.
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21 Apr 2014   #17
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

I may be able to buy one of those adapter tomorrow, if I get a chance to test it I will let you know
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21 Apr 2014   #18
whs
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OK. I'll have to head East now (my bedroom), LOL. It's after midnight in my neck of the woods. Let's continue tomorrow.
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21 Apr 2014   #19
Blue67impala

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Okay thank you
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22 Apr 2014   #20
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Ok so i went into the bios without the hard drive plugged in, i set the hard drive transfer mode from ide to ahci and rebooted. This enabled me to plug in my secondary and boot without stopping at the bios boot logo. But now i freeze at the windows boot sequnce. I need a way to safely format the entire second hard drive and delete all of the linux partitions leftover on it. Any ideas?
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