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Windows 7: Boot confusion HELP !!

05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Boot confusion HELP !!

Hope some one can help me with this as im at a loss

This morning i booted up and got a blank screen with flashing cursor.That was it.Ran start up repair numerous time with no joy it just wouldnt boot.As a last resort i used PW bootable cd and changed the active partition from system reserved to my windows 7 partition and run the start up repair again and thank god it booted.

The problem i have now is im unsure about whats where.The windows partition is marked as active and the system reserved partition now has a drive letter.Tried to delete the system reserved partition but it said it was in use.Whys that if the boot files are now on my windows partition.Unsure about where to go next.

Any help with this is much appreciated

Thankyou

Danny(stressed grr)

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05 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Danny.



I thought you had this sorted the other day, may we see Windows disk management?
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

So did i Bare foot kid lol

I think the Windows 7 part is now the active one but sys res still has boot files in it

Thankyou
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05 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

First restart the PC to close any open files, then remove the SysResv drive letter in Windows disk management and then boot the Partition Wizard disk to do a wipe of just the SysResv partition, that will leave the SysResv as "Raw" space.
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05 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

So the boot files are now on the windows partition then.Will give that a go.Presume i can then just extend the windows partition to collect the exta space with PW.
Just need this install to last a few more weeks till SP1 is released officially then will have a clean install i think. Having nothing but trouble at the moment

Thanks

Danny
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05 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Don't do anything except the wipe to the SysResv just yet, boot back to Windows after the wipe completes, it'll just take a few seconds to complete.
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05 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok wiped that with PW didnt extend windows partition. Couldnt boot again or access winre from f8. Ran start-up repair from dvd and got it to boot again. Now have the unallocated space at the front of the drive, But cannot access recovery from f8 again but not too bothered about that at the moment.Can i recover thet space now.

Danny
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05 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you didn't delete the SysResv partition and just did the wipe that space should be "Raw" space and not "unallocated" space in Windows disk management; you may have other issues going on; besides you shouldn't have had to do startup repairs because the Windows 7 partition was "System Active" to start with after the wipe.
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05 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
If you didn't delete the SysResv partition and just did the wipe that space should be "Raw" space and not "unallocated" space in Windows disk management; you may have other issues going on; besides you shouldn't have had to do startup repairs because the Windows 7 partition was "System Active" to start with after the wipe.
Yer sorry BFK it is raw space not unallocated.Im sure your right there is other things going on may have to grin and bear it untill i find the time for a clean install.Not even sure recovering from an image will solve things as im not sure how long the boot corruption has been going on.Dont like to point fingers but never had a problem untill i installed the sp1 leak.Maybee theres a lesson there somewhere

Thankyou for your help

Danny
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05 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad I could help mate, you can recover that space into the Windows partition using PW but it won't hurt anything if you don't and it may be good to leave well-enough alone for now eh.
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