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Windows 7: problem removing system partition

05 Mar 2010   #11
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

no it isn't... dammit, that was pretty lame, sorry! anywy now if i follow ur procedure above and then i change the hd order i should be ok, right? i'll give it a try


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06 Mar 2010   #12
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

no, it didn't work... i tried also booting with windows 7 dvd... tried to automatically fix boot but it found nothing... i went to che console, but i couldn't find any useful command like the old fixboot etc...
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06 Mar 2010   #13
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

ok i solved it using bootrec.exe
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06 Mar 2010   #14
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

damn, this is unbelievable!! after i fixed the boot with bootrec i can boot without the disk that was labeled as system before (now it isn't anymore), but if i try to delete the bootmgr and the Boot directory on that disk i can't!!! but i can delete it on c:!!! how the hell is this possible? now the disk order in the bios is right!!
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06 Mar 2010   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to use Diskpart or free Partition Wizard bootable CD to mark each of the partitions besides Win7 inactive, then make sure Win7 is marked Active.

Now boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, as it will attempt to repair and then finally write the MBR to Win7.
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06 Mar 2010   #16
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

everything seems ok now except for the fact that i still have the Boot directory in G: and i can't delete it (with alle the sub-dirs too), but i could delete bootmgr and all the files in those directory from recovery shell
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07 Mar 2010   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You can't delete boot files from G because it is marked System Active, as is F marked active.

As stated earlier, you need to mark those partitions inactive using Diskpart commands, or using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Then mark Win7 partition Active.

Next write the MBR (from G) to Win7 partition by booting the Win7 DVD repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times.

If you have any questions about performing these operations or need additional help, just ask rather than ignoring it.
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07 Mar 2010   #18
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

no i have inactived them now! the only ctive partition is c:!
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07 Mar 2010   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

And which is System drive?

Post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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07 Mar 2010   #20
KurtF1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

there u go:
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