Quote: Originally Posted by sandriderman
I have been trying to solve the following problem for a few days now but I am finding it difficult to find the answer.
When I installed windows 7 64 Ultimate I set up a multiboot machine from within Vista, I installed windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives (one HD per OS). The boot menu is on the Vista drive. All drives are SATA.
I soon formatted the Ubuntu drive and removed the option to boot to it.
My Vista OS no longer boots, it just hangs whilst loading so I want to format that drive now and just use Windows 7. However, I have tried removing all the hard drives apart from the windows 7 one and I find that this will not boot.
I would like to make the windows 7 drive bootable but I am not sure how to do this.
I have tried removing all the HD’s apart from the none booting windows 7 HD and putting in the Windows 7 disk and carrying out the option to repair start up (not sure exactly what this was called) several times but this does not make any difference. It just prompts me to restart the machine and boots again from the DVD.
Sorry if this has been asked before, if it has perhaps someone could point me in the direction to the thread.
Martin hi and welcome
I assume the order was vista, Ubuntu, and win 7. Some of the boot files in win 7 were installed either in vista, or ubuntu. TYhere was (and might still be) a hidden folder called boot.
You will need to do a win 7 repair install which will fix it. Instructions in our tutorial section.;