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Windows 7: Windows 7 Boot Loader Problem

12 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Boot Loader Problem

OK I started with a 80 gig IDE Hard disc with the release candidate on it (yes I had very little memory needs). I recently got a 300 gig hard disc and put Windows 7 Home Premium on it I got thru the Ultimate Steal. Today I tried to take out the 80 gig drive and found out that the Windows 7 I put on the 300 gig did not install the boot loader. I cannot find a easy way to get the boot loader so I can just use the 300 gig with 7 on it can someone please help? Thanks in advance!

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12 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

With the 80GB drive disconnected, boot from your installation disc and mark your Windows 7 partition as active. See here: http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

Then run startup repair 3 times, or until Windows boots, whichever comes first.
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12 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 
New Error

Tried that and now it does not see my hard disc for the sata disc. When I had the 80 in it did not see that one either..... Any ideas? Cause I am A+ certed and I still do not know what is going on.
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12 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Raziel, have you marked the partition as active? You can double check that with a partition program like Partition Magic, EaseUS or GParted
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12 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is the drive recognized in the BIOS?
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12 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

BIOS picks it up and it is marked as Active and Boot in the Memory Diagnostic Tool in 7 I ran before pulling the 80 gig drive
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12 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Quick Question

My old DVD would not burn my ISO for my File so I am using my buddies Windows Professional DVD should I be tryin to use Windows Premium.
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12 Mar 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RazielRinz View Post
My old DVD would not burn my ISO for my File so I am using my buddies Windows Professional DVD should I be tryin to use Windows Premium.
Your Home Prem. key will not work with the pro version.
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12 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

not about the key....... I am only using the repair utility not installing the operating system. I just want to be able to remove this old broke DVD drive and this bout dead 80 gig drive and run with my new SATA Drive and new sata DVD drive. But I need to get BOOTLoader on the HDD
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12 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Have you repeated the repair install? it takes at least 3 times to get it to work
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