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Windows 7: Problem when booting


10 Jan 2011   #21
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Are you able to get the other Windows 7 started and post a snip of disk management of that OS for us to see?


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10 Jan 2011   #22

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

I think I might just wipe the drive after a back up. If I have a wiped drive and compadable hardware will I be able to install the 64bit version?
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10 Jan 2011   #23
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let me see if I can explain this to you.


If you reinstall to the Disk 1 C: partition/HDD while the Disk 0 partition/HDD is still marked as Active the system boot files will be placed on the wrong (Disk 0) partition/HDD.

That's what we were trying to explain to you in earlier posts.
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10 Jan 2011   #24

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Let me see if I can explain this to you.


If you reinstall to the Disk 1 C: partition/HDD while the Disk 0 partition/HDD is still marked as Active the system boot files will be placed on the wrong (Disk 0) partition/HDD.

That's what we were trying to explain to you in earlier posts.
If I unplugged all other HDDs then use Dban on the c: drive then install windows would that work?
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10 Jan 2011   #25
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes that should work. Here are some other tips to get a purrfect install: re-install windows 7

Once you plug back in the other drives, come back and we will show you how to correct the other drives which are incorrectly marked Active.
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11 Jan 2011   #26
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You don't need a 3rd party to do the wipe, use the Windows 7 installation disk, outlined in this tutorial at the link below.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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11 Jan 2011   #27

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

I am going to do a clean install of 64 bit when my HDD is done wiping. Thanks for the help.
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11 Jan 2011   #28
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes do remember to keep us informed.
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