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Windows 7: reinstall Windows but on restart no boot found

11 Aug 2016   #1
Jtaylor100

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
reinstall Windows but on restart no boot found

Hi all,

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 after a virus, but I think during the re-install I must have messed with the partitions. Now it installs fine but when I switch the laptop off and reboot it doesn't recognize or run Windows, unless I plug the usb back in and install from there. Once installed it runs fine, but as soon as you shutdown it won't restart.

I have tried cleaning disk and clearing partitions and the only thing I can think it is, is that it always wants to put the system reserved space and therefore the boot drive on disk 1, I can't seem to change this even after trying. Does this sound like the issue or am I clutching at straws?

Thanks for any help


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11 Aug 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Beware, you're going do clean all the HDD.
- Boot your Win 7 installation on UEFI mode, go to install, custom, advanced, delete all partitions, create a new one (Win will create 3 partitions) and proceed.
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11 Aug 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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15 Aug 2016   #4
Jtaylor100

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Thanks but I have tried clean install, everything works fine but then there is an issue in the boot up, I have tried doing all the usual fixes for boot issues and Windows cannot resolve it. Any other way to resolve boot issues?

Thanks
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15 Aug 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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15 Aug 2016   #6
Jtaylor100

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I'm sure the underlying problem is that disk 0 is the primary disk and it's only 22GB. Is there any way to make disk 0 into disk 1 and visa versa? So the system reserved space will only create on disk 0 and so when I install Windows on disk 1 it doesn't look for it. Arghh it's driving me crazy, thanks for your help everyone!
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15 Aug 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could post a disk management screen shot of what is needed to boot the machine.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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15 Aug 2016   #8
Jtaylor100

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Please see attached, you can see that disk 0 has 22.7gb and is a small drive, I think this should be disk 1 but cannot change them and think this is causing boot issues.

Thanks


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15 Aug 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe it would more straight forward to start over
This time only have 1 disk connected that you were installing windows on

Otherwise if you want to try
Disconnect disk 1 which is pretty much empty anyway and use easyBDC to copy the boot loader from disk 0 to disk 2

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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15 Aug 2016   #10
Jtaylor100

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, but disk 2 is just my usb with win7 on. I'm really confused how they got the wrong way round (disk 0 and disk 1) as its a laptop that was working fine before. Ideally I would prefer not to disassemble it as I'm not comfortable working with laptops under the cover. So any solution that works without opening it up would be preferred.

Thanks
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