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Windows 7: Cannot boot my computer from win7 ultimate 64bit


29 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot boot my computer from win7 ultimate 64bit

i hv 2 hdd win 7 ultimate 64 nit was installed on my primary drive.2nd drive was a linux drive so i formatted it for installing win xp sp2 pro.while installing i dint remove my primary drive.now i am nt able to boot my computer from my primary drive but it boots into win xp directly.if i disable my 2nd hdd it gives error msg tht no bootable device found.i tried repairing thru my cd but ut gave an error saying current version cannot be repaired.i dnt wnt to format and hv clean install again.is there any way i can repair it?


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29 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug the XP HD.

Change the BIOS boot order to boot the Windows 7 HD after DVD drive.

If Windows 7 won't boot on its own now, boot the Windows 7 DVD or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at first screen or click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, mark Windows 7 partition Active: Partition - Mark as Active
System Repair Disc - Create

Now boot back into DVD Repair console or Repair CD, accept any offered Repair. If Windows 7 doesn't start, boot back into Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to Run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Windows 7 starts. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Now power down to plug XP HD back in, boot XP as needed by using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which on Intel mobos is F8. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please.
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01 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i followed the above mentioned process and marked it active but no use.it still gives me the error message:" WINDOWS COULD NOT BOOT BCOZ OF A COMPUER DISK HARDWARE CONFIGURATION PROBLEM. COULD NOT READ FROM SELECTED BOOT DISK .CHECK BOOT PATH AND DISK HARDWARE"
i installed easybcd in view settings i gt this:
There is one entry in the Windows bootloader.

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds
Boot Drive: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {default}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe


Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {b07ff04d-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
resumeobject {b07ff04c-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
displayorder {b07ff04d-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
displaybootmenu Yes

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {b07ff04d-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {b07ff04e-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b07ff04c-e4b5-11df-96d7-8d52c324b064}
nx OptIn
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01 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you follow the exact steps given, running Startup Repair 3 times after marking Windows 7 Active and setting first to boot in BIOS setup, with XP HD unplugged.?

Using Diskpart or free Partition Wizard bootable CD, see if you have the 100mb System Reserved partition on the Windows 7 HD. If so, mark it Active instead of Windows 7, then try repairs.

With all drives plugged, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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01 Dec 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

On some systems Win 7 and XP do not play well together. Attempting to dual boot XP after Win 7 install can cause the problems you are having. You need to have XP installed first then Win 7.

Why not get a copy of XBox and install XP in a VM then you don't have to worry about future problems of this nature. . .just a thought. Good Luck.
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01 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you follow the exact steps given, running Startup Repair 3 times after marking Windows 7 Active and setting first to boot in BIOS setup, with XP HD unplugged.?

Using Diskpart or free Partition Wizard bootable CD, see if you have the 100mb System Reserved partition on the Windows 7 HD. If so, mark it Active instead of Windows 7, then try repairs.

With all drives plugged, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
i used diskpart.......and followed exact steps.tried it more than 3 times nw but no effect.i dnt hv 100mb reserved space only 9 mb.i a mcurrently on xp since nt able to boot frm win 7.wer do i find snipping tool in xp?
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01 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
On some systems Win 7 and XP do not play well together. Attempting to dual boot XP after Win 7 install can cause the problems you are having. You need to have XP installed first then Win 7.

Why not get a copy of XBox and install XP in a VM then you don't have to worry about future problems of this nature. . .just a thought. Good Luck.
i hv 2 diff hdd for diff Os
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02 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my drive img. C drive is wer win 7 is loaded and I drive has win xp on it.


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02 Dec 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

C is still not marked Active. Although it says System it may need further repair which may only work if it is marked Active. The configuration is wrong in other ways too (XP has no System Active flag which it also should) typical of too much messing being done with it.

Try using free Partition Wizard bootable CD so you can see a picture of what you're doing. Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

Unplug XP HD, Boot PW CD, Rightclick C to Modify>Set to Active, OK, Apply. Then on PW Disk tab, choose Rebuild MBR.

See if Windows 7 will start. If not, boot into DVD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots now that Windows 7 is marked Active.

Once Windows 7 starts, you can plug back in the XP HD to see if it will boot via BIOS one-time Boot menu key, or add to Dual Boot from Windows 7 using EasyBCD 2.0 which is easier. If not, you'll need to unplug Windows 7 HD to run a Repair Install on XP so it becomes independent to boot on its own via BIOS. Repair Windows XP - How To Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
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