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Windows 7: Vista/Win7..wont boot Win7 without DVD in drive


20 Jun 2009   #1

vista
 
 
Vista/Win7..wont boot Win7 without DVD in drive

Hello all, I tried as best I could to search on this and saw a few similar threads but still cant get this to work right.

As the tittle says, I have a HP desktop that came with Vista, I partitioned my C drive (which already had a small partition from HP for the recovery stuff labeled D and made a "S" drive for the Windows 7 install.

I installed the copy of Windows 7 i made from the official ISO from MS and it works ok as long as the DVD is still in the drive...it asks to press any key to boot from cd or DVD, I leave it alone then my option screen comes up and I can pick from either vista or Windows 7 just fine. If the DVD is NOT in the drive then the options I have are either vista or "Windows Setup" and in that case I get

File: \$WINDOWS..~BT\Windows\System32\winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f
selected entry couuld not be loaded cuz missing or corrupt

I tried to do the automatic reapair in the Windows 7 installer and sometimes it would come up as finding an error and says it fixed but most of the time it says there is nothing wrong.

Here is what I get from EasyBCD

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=E:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {9a59816e-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
resumeobject {85be1b91-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4d}
displayorder {85be1b92-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4d}
{9a59816e-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {85be1b92-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4d}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {85be1b93-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {85be1b91-5d24-11de-b72b-b8cce51dfe4d}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {9a59816e-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
recoverysequence {572bcd55-ffa7-11d9-aae2-0007e994107d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9a59816f-a6d5-11db-bdbf-001a922a0d05}
nx OptIn


WHY does it show that first part on "E"? ( I DO have another drive in the PC that shows up as E on both vista and WIN 7 that I put in for photo backups. )

Also I should mention that when I do the "repair my computer" from the WIN 7 installer it shows as WIN 7 installed on the "F" drive..

Any ideas whats wrong?? TIA

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Jun 2009   #2

vista
 
 
Nevermind....GOT it

I just disconnected the other two drives in my PC (one is an IDE, the other a 1.5 TB sata),,,,, reformatted the partition i made on my main OS drive for the Windows 7 install....re did the whole install process and now it dual boots just fine.

I guess somehow during the install process before some of the boot files got put on the other drive???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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