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Windows 7: Cannot read from boot disk


13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot read from boot disk

After installing XP on my Fourth HDD, when booting all I get is 'Cannot read from boot disk Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart.' I cannot boot into anything???

Please help!

Also when I do get it working can I un-install EasyBCD?

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13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is this HD in the same computer installed with another version of Windows i.e. Windows 7 or Vista?

If you've installed XP on the same computer with other HDs that have Vista or 7 it would overwrite the boot area of the initial OS installed. Are you trying to Dual Boot?
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13 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

You don't mention any other OS's, but let's assume you have Windows 7 since you posted here.

Boot into Windows 7 DVD, select Repair My computer on second screen, then click through to Recovery Tools and run Startup Repair up to three separate times to repair or recover the Windows 7 boot.

When you get Windows 7 started, post back a screenshot of full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

If Windows 7 will not start after running DVD Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboot, burn to CD bootable Partition Wizard, boot into it, choose 1 for screen resolution, then right click Windows 7 partition to Modify>Set to Active. Apply steps.

Now boot into Windows 7 DVD again and Run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to start Windows 7 and post back Disk Mgmt screenshot.
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13 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Did you move or otherwise adjust your hard drives? You might check the bios and make sure the original primary drive is still primary.
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