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23 Feb 2010   #1
chen

windows 7 and vista
 
 
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C.

Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.


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23 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chen View Post
Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.
since you were dual booting (vista, and win 7) win 7 put boot files in a hidden folder called boot. You are going to have to do a repair install from you win 7 dvd.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chen View Post
Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.
Read this: Startup Repair
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2010   #4
chen

windows 7 and vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chen View Post
Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.
since you were dual booting (vista, and win 7) win 7 put boot files in a hidden folder called boot. You are going to have to do a repair install from you win 7 dvd.
Thank you . I try it with win 7 dvd. But failed. It can't be repaired automatically.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
chen

windows 7 and vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chen View Post
Hi,
I can't boot my windows 7 system. Because I format C .
There is vista system in C. I had dual-boot ago. I don't need vista again. So I format it. Windows 7 is in F.
Now I can't enter into windows 7 system. It's nothing only black. How can I do now? please help me. Thank you.
Read this: Startup Repair
Thank you for your help. I read it. But it keeps saying that it cannot recover itself.
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24 Feb 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

You may have to run it a few times.
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24 Feb 2010   #7
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You will need to make the Win 7 partition active. You can do that using Diskpart during the repair, or use a third party partitioning software like GParted or Partition Wizard. Then run the startup repair.
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24 Feb 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hello Chen:

If Win7 Startup Repair will not write the MBR to Win7 when run three separate times with reboots, then you need to mark it Active first.

Boot into DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list, open a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with Win7 HD)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (for Win7 partition)
ACTIVE
EXIT

Now return to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, as it will try to repair and then write the MBR to Win7 which was previously on Vista partition.
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24 Feb 2010   #9
chen

windows 7 and vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
You may have to run it a few times.
OK. I try it again.
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24 Feb 2010   #10
chen

windows 7 and vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
You will need to make the Win 7 partition active. You can do that using Diskpart during the repair, or use a third party partitioning software like GParted or Partition Wizard. Then run the startup repair.
Thank you. I think so. win 7 partition is not active now. I try to do it.
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