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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux

28 Feb 2015   #1
Ssp13

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Windows 7 does not boot after removing Linux

I recently removed ubuntu to install windows 7. However, even if my Windows USB detectes my ssd in order to install my OS in it, it does not boot from this disk after the installation finishes (after the step: windows will now restart to finish installation). It takes me again to the initial instalation screen of windows.

I used the commands fixboot and fixmbr to recover the boot to windows again, but the problem still exists. However, when I try to install Linux again, everything works perfectly.

Is this a bios problem? How could I fix it?


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28 Feb 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Did you install win7 from a usb stick (or external hdd drive)?
Did you detach the install media when doing the reboot? Please detach it .. so it (tries to) boots from SSD.
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28 Feb 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need to run the clean command on the target drive to wipe the Linux code.

Connect the drive directly to the machine, why are you trying to install through usb ?

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Command Prompt at Startup
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28 Feb 2015   #4
Ssp13

Windows 64
 
 

I took my machine to a pc expert and he told me that he have never seen such an issue before.. I am trying to remove the usb now after the installation..
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28 Feb 2015   #5
Ssp13

Windows 64
 
 

could you explain me how I could run the clean command?
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28 Feb 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post #3
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28 Feb 2015   #7
Ssp13

Windows 64
 
 

I will try it now...I hope it will work
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28 Feb 2015   #8
Ssp13

Windows 64
 
 

I am trying to install it through usb because it is an ultrabook and it does not take CDs..
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28 Feb 2015   #9
Ssp13

Windows 64
 
 

The problem still exists...I run the clean command through repair cmd and I reinstall the windows in the clean drive, but it didnt solve the problem
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28 Feb 2015   #10
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ssp13 View Post
I took my machine to a pc expert and he told me that he have never seen such an issue before.. I am trying to remove the usb now after the installation..
What happens if you remove the usb media after the installation and boot?

bootrec/fixmbr will rewrite the MBR. But the win7 installation does that as well. What linux code is he talking about? Only thing I what is linux related is maybe the boot manager ... located in MBR.
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