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Windows 7: Boot Problems

20 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Premium 32bit
Boot Problems

Hey Guys,

I have just been playing around with my setup and in my haste might have caused a lil problem. Basically I had XP installed and then added 7 as a dual boot on a seperate hard drive, I have just reformatted the drive with XP on and left the drive with 7 on. Of course now I cannot boot into 7, I have the installation disk and all the files are still there.

Does anyone know how I can solve this?

Thanks in advance, Timmo.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


In the future unplug the other HD when installing, then use the BIOS Boot order and Boot Menu key to choose which HD to boot.

To repair this make sure Windows 7 HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot into Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk to Mark Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times..

If this fails unplug XP HD, make sure Windows 7 HD remains first to boot and try again.

Afterwards plug back in the XP HD to make sure it doesn't interfere. If so wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command. Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings so we can check it over for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Premium 32bit

I got it, worked a treat. Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Good work. You can mark the thread Solved at top.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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