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Windows 7: Can't boot recovery CD


22 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can't boot recovery CD

I was trying to fix one problem, and it seems I've created a worse one...

The original problem was that the Windows 7 boot manager had gotten installed on a different drive (M: ) than the main installation drive (C: ), and I wanted to move it from M: to C: .

One posted fix involved, among other things, declaring C: to be Active and M: not to be active anymore. Getting C: to be Active was not so hard. Getting M: to be inactive involved diskpart.

Both C: and M: are in the BIOS, and I moved C: to come before M:. This change in itself was not a problem -- I could still boot at this point (but it was still from M: ).

Since the diskpart change, I can't boot at all. I've tried booting from my rescue CD (Award 6.00PG BIOS), and I get as far as "Booting from CD/DVD: Press any key to continue". Whether I do or not, I next get to "Windows Boot Manager: Windows failed to start..." The keyboard is dead at this point. Since it's the WINDOWS Boot Manager, something must get read either from the CD or from the C: hard disk. The file with the problem is stated as /Boot/BCD.

It's not clear to me whether the diskpart caused a problem with the rescue -- I guess not. But at any rate, my simple problem now is: How to I boot from the rescue CD?

I've tried rescue CDs made at two different Windows 7 computers, and also the original Windows 7 (upgrade) installation DVD.

Thanks,
Soren

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22 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Try a system repair in Safe Mode.

Startup Repair
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22 Jun 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
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22 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

You only did the first part of removing the System Reserved boot partition: marking Active Windows 7 and Inactive the old boot partition.

Next you must run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
to write the System boot files onto the Windows 7 partition.

Next time check here beforehand and we'll look at your disk config and give you the steps. Also be aware that the System Reserved boot partition (if that's what you had on M) places the Repair console normally only on the DVD/CD on the F8 Advanced Boot Options so you will have wiped it off.
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