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

21 Apr 2014   #1
Blue67impala

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Computer won't boot after deleting linux partition

I had linux mint on my 500gb hitachi hdd and windows 7 64bit on my primary 1tb WD hdd. I used easybcd to create a dual boot bcd screen. Now i royally screwed up my linux mint install while trying to get the wireless functionality to work, don't ask me how though. So i decided to try ubuntu, maybe i would have better luck. So i went into disk management and started deleting linux partitions (i set up multiple for certain directories). I rebooted and then my computer wouldn't even get past the initial boot/BIOS screen. I tried unplugging my secondary hard drive and then i could boot to my primary and into windows. If i try to plug my secondary hard drive after i boot into windows then my hard drive doesn't show up in disk management. If i try to boot into a ubuntu live cd and i plug in my secondary while its booting i get stuck on the ubuntu boot logo. Same if i try to plug in the hdd while i'm booting into a recovery disk. I tried swapping sata ports too which did nothing to help me. So my secondary hdd is basically rendered unusable. Please help!!!!


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21 Apr 2014   #2
Blue67impala

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UPDATE: tried scanning for the hard drive in the device manager by right clicking my computer name and clciking scan for hardware changes and the scan is stuck on scanning plug and play devices.
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21 Apr 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to fix the BCD on your primary hard drive. Read this tutorial starting with step 3.
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21 Apr 2014   #4
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, i followed the steps and rebooted but my computer still isn't booting past the bios boot logo while my secondary hard drive is still plugged in.
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21 Apr 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can you post a picture of your Disk Management without the secondary drive (obviously, LOL).
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21 Apr 2014   #6
Blue67impala

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Sure


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21 Apr 2014   #7
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

Also device manager is still stuck on search for plug and play devices when I scan for new hardware


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21 Apr 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that's too bad. I was hoping you had a seperate 100MB system partition.

Something is screwed up in your bootmgr. If it were in an independent system partition, we would have scrapped that and put a new one into C. But the way your disk is configured, that is not possible.

Since you now have EasyBCD, check once what your default boot entry is.

https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...default-entry/
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21 Apr 2014   #9
Blue67impala

Windows 7
 
 

windows 7 is the only entry in easybcd and its default because i erased the linux mint entry a while ago.
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21 Apr 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

And I can assume that the other disk is not in front of the Windows disk in the BIOS boot sequence. Right.

I am slowly running out of ideas, LOL.
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