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Windows 7: Windows 7 dual partition help


29 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 dual partition help

Hello all,

I have Windows 7 64 bit on one of my hard drives.
Randomly it wouldnt boot anymore (got stuck in bios startup, wouldnt boot in safe mode or anything else)

I installed windows 7 32 bit on a different hard drive, and want to know how to repair my older version.

If this is the wrong section i appologize but it seemed like it fit.

Any ideas on where to start or how to fix my issues on the 64 bit hard drvie.


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29 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

dillonster, Welcome to sevenforums. Have you looked at this tutorial and gave start up repair a try...
Startup Repair
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29 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I tried going through all of the options it had.

I didnt do anything suspicious to make windows not load on my origional hard drive.

It showed no restore points.

(side note, i forgot that i installed windows 64 bit again. so now i have two instances loaded on different HDD)

Is there like a registry folder, file, or startup file of some sort i can copy from my newly installed version to paste into my old windows file?
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29 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dillonster View Post
I tried going through all of the options it had.

I didnt do anything suspicious to make windows not load on my origional hard drive.

It showed no restore points.

(side note, i forgot that i installed windows 64 bit again. so now i have two instances loaded on different HDD)

Is there like a registry folder, file, or startup file of some sort i can copy from my newly installed version to paste into my old windows file?
Did you try the start up repair 3 times like tutorial says?
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29 Jul 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

dillonster,
Post a snippet of the output of Disk Management. Be sure to maximize the display before snipping.
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30 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Working and then the weekend. Should be able to get this stuff up by Saturday. Thanks for your help thus far and I'll post asap
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30 Jul 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Much fun at the work.

Also please run Speccy and use cut and past to fill out your "system spcc" info.
SPECCY- System Information Tool
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

Operating System, CPU and Temp, Ram, Motherboard, Graphics, Hard Drives, Optical Drives, Audio, Peripherals, Network info.
Simply put—this is the best and it’s free!
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30 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Once we see your Disk Management screenshot we can advise more specifically you how to recover your Windows 7 64 bit. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Did you install 32 bit on separate HD while the original 64 bit Windows 7 HD was still plugged in? If so, you should now have a dual boot menu. What happens when you select the older Windows 7 from menu?

The procedure is to mark the older Windows 7 active, boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Windows 7 boots.

If this fails, you'll need to unplug the new Windows 7 HD to try Startup Repair again up to 3 separate times. Once the old Windows 7 starts up, plug back in the new Windows 7 HD and if necessary add it back to Dual Boot menu using EasyBCD 2.0.
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01 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey guys, sorry for the delayed response but here is the info.

Speccy Output

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz 45 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)
Motherboard
EVGA 122-CK-NF68 (Socket 775)
Graphics
Acer P241W @ 1920x1200
SyncMaster @ 1280x1024
320MB GeForce 8800 GTS (nVidia) 54 °C
Hard Drives
391GB Seagate ST340063 3AS SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
488GB Seagate ST350063 0AS SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
Optical Drives
ASUS DVD-E616A3 ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device


Here is the disk management output.

Windows 7 dual partition help-disk-management.jpg

I tried the repair, and when it comes up with select your operating system from the list below, it says i have the wrong installation disc inserted. I will be getting the correct one tomorrow, but i can cancel through the menus and get to the repair startup section.

(Ran it 5 times for good measures)

It comes up with an error that it can not detect an operating system on my hard drive.

Thank you in advance for any help you guys might have.

(i can always back all my documents and such up and reformat the hard drive, but i dont want to go through the trouble of drivers and all that stuff.

Let me konw what you guys think


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01 Aug 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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