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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not Booting

31 Aug 2011   #1
regrap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Not Booting

I recently had two drives in my computer that would both boot into Windows 7. My older mechanical drive was only being used for data even though I could still boot into it, but I added an SSD that I've been booting into for the past six months. Last week I decided that i needed more storage room so I pulled out the original mechanical drive and put in a larger one. Now I can no longer boot into Windows, even though I've been booting off the SSD for months now. Would the older drive have the only boot record, or am I missing something to get this thing working? If I plug in the older drive it will boot up like a champ (booting into the SSD or the older mechanical), but when I unplug it I can no longer boot into Windows. Any ideas on what I'm missing?

Thanks for your help!


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31 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello regrap, welcome to Seven Forums!


Seems the Windows System boot files must be stored on the spinner, have a look at this tutorial linked below to see if you need to mark the Windows 7 Partition Active and run the 3 separate startup repairs to (re)create the boot files to the C: partition.

The only caveat is the Windows 7 partition must be a Primary partition for this to work correctly and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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31 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)
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31 Aug 2011   #4
regrap

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Worked like a charm. Thanks for your help!
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01 Sep 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Well done.
You are welcome.
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01 Sep 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regrap View Post
Worked like a charm. Thanks for your help!


Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update!
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