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


26 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
[Solved] Windows 7 64-bit will not boot with DVD

Using an Asus G73sw with a new 240gb Intel 520 series SSD.
Reformmated the 500gb hard drive that has a 137gb partition where the OS used to be and the remainder was partition for storage.

BIOS only shows the Intel 520 as a bootable hard drive option; slot two is disabled.
Boot order currently set to hard drive then optical drive.
Removing install disc does not allow me to boot.

Marked my C: (ssd) as active which gave me a boot manager missing error that was resolved with start-up repair.

Ran start-up repair three times with a restart in between but the computer still will not boot without the disc.

Disk Management shows:
Disk 0 | E: 137GB Healthy (Primary Partition) | F: 327GB Healthy (Logical Drive)
Disk 1 | C: 223GB Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
CD-Rom 0 | D: Shows Windows 7 DVD Healthy (Primary Partition)

Windows 7 used to be installed on what is currently E:

Any ideas?


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26 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Uatsir, welcome to Seven Forums!


So you get the correct advice, post a maximized snip of Windows disk management.


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26 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I'll do so once I'm home from work.
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26 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I imagine the "old" boot files were on the first partition of the disk 0 and they were removed and they will need to be recreated and Windows 7 wants them on the first partition of disk 0 and that causes problems and you have an Extended partition in the mix and that makes it even more confusing because the boot files will not function from an Extended partition, they must be on a Primary to function.
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26 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I've attached a picture of my disk management.


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Windows 7 64-bit will not boot with DVD-diskmanagement_uatsir.png  
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27 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Somehow the System Reserved partition has been cut out of the boot process, which may be causing the difficulty if it's not able to boot on its own with the boot files now written to C.

Mark System Reserved Partition Active, power down to unplug the other HD's, reboot into Windows 7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 boots on its own and the System Active flags are on System Reserved.

Then remove the drive letter from SysReserved partition: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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27 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Along with the other suggestions, could you open an administrative command prompt and type bcdedit. Then right click, select mark, highlight text, hit enter, and then paste in a text file and attach, or just paste directly in. You could also attach using the same procedure as the Disk Management if you desire.

I would like to see what the boot manager entry is showing for location of some necessary files. This situation has happened before and I never understood why.
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27 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Marking the System Reserved partition resolved the issue right away, did not have to run the system repair.

Posting bcdedit as requested:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\KevinAsus>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {c5591c63-ef19-11e1-a241-a1e45b3585f1}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {c5591c65-ef19-11e1-a241-a1e45b3585f1}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {c5591c63-ef19-11e1-a241-a1e45b3585f1}
nx                      OptIn

C:\Users\KevinAsus>
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27 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

That's because it's boot files were in good order and ready to go. They were likely never written to C but just had the flag moved which is why it wouldn't boot until the flag was moved back to the boot partion which holds the boot files.

Avoid any other non-boot partitions ever becoming marked Active to derail the boot again.
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27 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That's because it's boot files were in good order and ready to go. They were likely never written to C but just had the flag moved which is why it wouldn't boot until the flag was moved back to the boot partion which holds the boot files.

Avoid any other non-boot partitions ever becoming marked Active to derail the boot again.
That's what was strange about it. I wiped the 500GB hard drive and the SSD was brand new so why did I need to manually set the active partition?
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