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Windows 7: Insert Boot Disc

17 Dec 2012   #11
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

ok will try that tomorrow. But I am pretty sure that I marked as active in wizard. And I did it again in diskpart. In that regard the asterisk would stay up for a few minutes then disappear.

And what is with that empty 8 gb that is to the left of C? Maybe that is bad?

Thanks again.

Michael


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17 Dec 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

It's a minor flaw we see sometimes in PW. It can likely be corrected installing the PW Home Version later.

What's important is that all of the steps given were covered, and there were a lot so double-check you completed each. You must have a Primary partition, which will always allow Active flag, then 3 separate Startup Repairs during which it writes the System boot files to C and starts it up.

If this fails we can always construct a fresh Win7 boot partition, and the XP HD will still boot Win7 when set first to boot in BIOS, albeit with the problems you originally reported.
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17 Dec 2012   #13
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

OK. Will check all tomorrow. But I know for a fact that the Win partition is primary because it says so in diskpart. But the active flag kept shutting off.

Thanks for all your advice Greg.

Michael
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17 Dec 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Go by what the Partition Wizard boot disk says on the partition labels.

If you can post back a camera snap of it, we can help you better. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums
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18 Dec 2012   #15
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Greg:

Hello again.

Went into PW. 0nly the one drive now. It is set to primary and it is set to active. It is as far to the left as it can go.

When you start it says the thing about hit a key if you want to beoot from cd. You let that that go by and you get nothing but a blinking cursor. Everything halts right there.

In the alternative if you do boot off the cd it takes you to the repair console thing. Once there you ask it to do a repair and the answer always comes back that nothing is wrong.

Then you reboot and everything happens all over again.

In short, there is no "repair" that you see happening.

Thanks.

Michael
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18 Dec 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Run three separate Startup Repairs with reboots no matter what it reports. We are using Startup Repair here to write boot files which requires sequencing it outside its normal usage.

If that fails open the installer's Command Line to run each of these followed by enter.

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootsect /rebuildbcd

If that fails boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, confirm WIn7 partition is Active or Modify>Set to Active, then run Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.
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18 Dec 2012   #17
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

On each "reboot" do you leave the cd in, or pulli out?
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18 Dec 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Just don't reboot it, but you can leave it in the drive unless it's booting itself somehow.
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18 Dec 2012   #19
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Greg:

I did it the way you said. On each boot you get the question about press a key to boot from cd. if you ignore that and let it sit the same message remains on the screen. There's just a blinking cursor. So I guess I have to try that fix stuff.

Thanks.

Michael
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18 Dec 2012   #20
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Greg: Did the PW thing this time. Still shows as active but coming back out everything stays the same.

Brother.

Thanks.

Michael
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