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Windows 7: Delete Win XP partition, cant access Win 7 anymore

05 Jan 2010   #1
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 
Delete Win XP partition, cant access Win 7 anymore

Hi,

Yesterday i wanted to remove my Win XP partition from my HD. I did it using Easeus partition manager boot cd. I deleted the win XP partition, and left it doing it all night long.

Today i cant start my Windows 7 installation. I already tried to repair the MBR with Win 7 installation disk but it didnt helped.

It says to select proper media drive to boot bla bla bla..

Any idea how i can get back to my Win 7 installation? Im waiting for help,
thanks and sorry for my bad english

Mario

PS: I tried this http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...s-7-mbr-2.html but it didnt work.


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05 Jan 2010   #2
Gordonbp

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Have you tried booting from the Windows 7 DVD and doing a Startup repair?
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05 Jan 2010   #3
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

yes, ive done that but didnt work.

Thanks so far.
Mario
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05 Jan 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I am sure one of these suggestions will help

BCDEDIT - How to Use

After the bc credit post, there are other solutions, below.
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05 Jan 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThunderWolf View Post
yes, ive done that but didnt work.

Thanks so far.
Mario
Try doing 3 to 4 times.
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05 Jan 2010   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You need to boot the Easeus again and make sure the 7 partition is marked Active.

Then run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThunderWolf View Post
Hi,

Yesterday i wanted to remove my Win XP partition from my HD. I did it using Easeus partition manager boot cd. I deleted the win XP partition, and left it doing it all night long.

Today i cant start my Windows 7 installation. I already tried to repair the MBR with Win 7 installation disk but it didnt helped.

It says to select proper media drive to boot bla bla bla..

Any idea how i can get back to my Win 7 installation? Im waiting for help,
thanks and sorry for my bad english

Mario

PS: I tried this http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...s-7-mbr-2.html but it didnt work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2010   #7
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Try booting to the Install DVD.
Go to the repair option or try hitting Shift+F10 to open a command window. Go to the root directory C: and type:

dir /A

Look for a folder called "Boot" and a file called "bootmgr".

If they are not there, we will need to replace them. If they are there, the startup repair should see the Windows 7 install and fix it. Make sure you are not using the restore from image for the startup repair option.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

You need to boot the Easeus again and make sure the 7 partition is marked Active.

Then run startup repair from the 7 dvd 3 times.
Checked, the Win 7 system partition is active and i have done the startup repair over and over again. Nothing yet. Still not able to boot.
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06 Jan 2010   #9
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Try booting to the Install DVD.
Go to the repair option or try hitting Shift+F10 to open a command window. Go to the root directory C: and type:

dir /A

Look for a folder called "Boot" and a file called "bootmgr".

If they are not there, we will need to replace them. If they are there, the startup repair should see the Windows 7 install and fix it. Make sure you are not using the restore from image for the startup repair option.
Tried to do that, but on the command windows im not able to change my path to C:\, im always at X:\ wich is the Win 7 DVD path.

Thanks for the help so far.
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06 Jan 2010   #10
ThunderWolf

Windows 7
 
 

By the way, i also tried this.

How to repair MBR on Windows 7 | eHow.com
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