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Windows 7: Revert back to win 7 Boot up

09 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

You probably need to set the Win 7 Hard drive first in the bios. That way it will become the system drive.

After you have done that, do what gregrocker suggests about using the startup repair, or

From the Win7 partition, open an administrative command window and type the following with enter after:

bcdboot C:\Windows /s C:

close the command window.

This will put the Win 7 boot files on the Win 7 partition. Now, since that partition is active, it has the boot files and the drive is first in the bios drive order, it will become the system drive on reboot. Right now you seem to have the F: drive first in the bios.

Do not look at the Disk number in Disk Management, that is just how the SATA connectors are arranged, it is the order in the bios that matters.

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09 Feb 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by disgo55 View Post
gregrocker. As i have said.i used Partition Wizard CD/ i marked drives F & D as Inactive.Drive D will now format using disk management,but this is what i get when i try to format the Frive... (Disk management is telling me that my F:is (Healthy (System,Active.Primary Partition)
F drive has not been marked inactive; System MBR has not been recovered to Win7 yet.

Make sure Win7 HD is set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup Boot Order, after CD/DVD.

Then boot the Partition Wizard CD, rightclick F>Modify>Set to Inactive, OK, Apply.

Now boot into Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery tools to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to rewrite the MBR to Win7.
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10 Feb 2010   #13

XP Pro & win 7

I think iv solved problem Thanks to you.
Heres what i done/shut down my comp,took out HD`s one at a time. Found that my C Drive was the one,with windows 7 boot menu on/F drive was the win 7 OS.
So i put all but the F:drive back in, then used Partition Wizard CD to set Inactive on all 3 drives,then used the format cmd.i then put F:drive back in, on its own, reused Partition Wizard CD to Repair My Computer 3 times, seems to be ok now,what do you think? heres a screen shot,& thanks again for your help.

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10 Feb 2010   #14


It looks fine.

You mean that you used Win7 DVD (not PW) to recover MBR into Win7 partition, right?

How many times did you have to run Startup Repair?
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10 Feb 2010   #15

XP Pro & win 7

two times
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10 Feb 2010   #16

XP Pro & win 7

sorry,yes i did use Windows 7 recover MBR
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10 Feb 2010   #17


The reason I ask is that there is a Recover MBR option on booted Partition Wizard CD. Did you use this?

Or did you boot the Win7 DVD to use Startup Repair?
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11 Feb 2010   #18

XP Pro & win 7

I used the boot to Windows 7 DVD, to use Startup Repair,doing 2x reboots
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11 Feb 2010   #19

XP Pro & win 7

only used Partition Wizard CD to Format 3 drives,then (Windows 7 DVD Startup Repair),to bring back MBR on F drive.
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