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Windows 7: Windows 7 64-bit will not boot with DVD

27 Aug 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

The Active flag should have remained on System Reserved partition which is created to house the boot files for Win7.

The partition containing the boot files is the one which needs to be Active, otherwise they must be written to the partition to which the Active flag is moved.


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27 Aug 2012   #12
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The C: partition showing as System and Boot, is a normal indication of the boot files being there. I suppose looking to see if the Hidden System file, bootmgr, is in the partition might tell for sure. The bootmgr being in HardDriveVolume3 seems to be OK, but I get those volume settings confused.

But Gregrocker, has there ever been a situation where the Startup Repair was using the DVD as part of its repair. I was wondering what might happen if the DVD was removed at an appropriate time just before the Startup Repair was run. I know -- way out there Oh well, the BCD store doesn't seem to indicate it is looking anywhere beside C:
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27 Aug 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Something fouled out the boot on C, could be a boot code conflict with the boot files remaining on SysReserved when the Active flag was moved.

Sometimes in such a case you can construct an Active NTFS Primary SysReserved partition to write the boot files upon which will start it when C won't repair.

In this case the SysReserved was waiting with boot files intact, in need of it's Active flag which had clearly been moved.
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27 Aug 2012   #14
Uatsir

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The Active flag should have remained on System Reserved partition which is created to house the boot files for Win7.

The partition containing the boot files is the one which needs to be Active, otherwise they must be written to the partition to which the Active flag is moved.
Did the system flag the ISO DVD as the active flag then? I didn't mark the C: active until after I tried booting without the disc and it failed.
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27 Aug 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

No, you marked it Active.
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27 Aug 2012   #16
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I agree, just wondered why the Windows DVD was required in order to boot.

And I looked it up and HarddiskVolume3 is the 3rd partition, which agrees with your assessment.
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