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Windows 7: Boot Failure

03 Jun 2014   #1

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Boot Failure

Hi!

I had a computer with windows XP in an older Hard Drive and Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on a newer one. Windows 7 was installed after windows XP.

On startup, I got the dual boot screen, and I could choose between both.

I didn't want the old windows XP, so I formatted that old Drive (using minitool partition wizard). Result: no boot now from windows 7... I read on Microsoft website that I shouldn't have done that, since the PC uses the startup files from the older operative system to start the computer on a dual boot.

Now, what can I do to make my Windows 7 installation work? And even my CD Drive is not working. Is there any way to solve it through a USB Drive?

Thanks.


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03 Jun 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Mark Windows 7 Partition Active , unplug all other HD's, boot into Windows 7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts and holds its own System flag.


When you plug back in the other HD make sure the Windows 7 drive remains HD set first to boot in BIOS. 7 drive should also ideally be in DISK0 position in Disk Mgmt. You can achieve this if necessary by swapping the cables when you unplug.
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