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Windows 7: Unable to boot to Win7 after removing HD

30 Oct 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Can you plug back in the other HD to boot Win7 so you can post back the screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image which will tell us what we need to know? Make sure the 250gb HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup when you do this.

If not unplug all other HD's, boot into System Recovery Options on the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to confirm that the Win7 partition or it's 100mb SYstem Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active.

Then close the Command Box, return to Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

The Win7 installer is available in Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also links to the Partition Wizard boot disk which can provide a disk map so you can see what you're doing to Mark Partition Active, post back a camera snap of the full drive map and listings for us to help better.


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31 Oct 2013   #12
SebaCueto

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hi everybody, sorry for the late response...
So, I booted from my 250HD again, and here is my Disk Mgmnt screenshot.
Thank you!

Edit: The 74,56GB partition is for Ubuntu, and the 953MB partition is for SWAP for Linux as well.
Both on Disk1.


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31 Oct 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

F holds the System flag which signifies which partition is booting Win7, and is marked Active which points to the partition intended to boot Win7.

To repair this, Mark C Partition Active in Disk Mgmt, power down to remove the 250gb HD, then boot into Win7 installer or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and the System flag is on C.

You can then plug back in the other HD, back up its data and wipe it using Diskpart Clean Command to get it cleanest to repartition in Disk Mgmt. Partition or Volume - Create New
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31 Oct 2013   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I guess I'll bow out of this thread.

Seba follow the advice and and you'll be OK. Post back if you need more help.
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01 Nov 2013   #15
SebaCueto

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thank you for your help Golden, I'll try that Greg.
Thanks
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02 Nov 2013   #16
SebaCueto

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

It worked!, and I had to run the recovery tool only twice.
Thanks a lot Kaktussoft, Greg and Golden, I gotta say your work is flawless!
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02 Nov 2013   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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