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Windows 7: Windows 7 boot issue


13 Jun 2010   #1
unknownsingh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Windows 7 boot issue

Hi,

i have a issue with my pc running windows 7 ultimate 64bit

my pc has two hard drives, main drive C: (the C: drive is a new hard drive with a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate which has replaced my old main drive which became faulty)

Secondary drive F: has just media on it,

my issue is that my pc will only boot if drive F: is selected as primary even though there is nothing but media on it, if i remove drive F: the pc will not boot altogether.

i installed windows 7 with both hard drives fitted in which i think is the cause of the issue. does anyone have a solution to this issue without a full format and reinstall of windows to my main C: drive with the secondary drive disconnected?

Thanks

Any help is greatly appreciated.




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13 Jun 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

This seems relatively simple to fix. First, make sure the C partition is Primary. If it is Logical, make it Primary with Partition Wizard.

Then, mark the C partition as active. You can use Partition Wizard for that also.

Finally, run a startup repair with the F drive disconnected. You may need to run it multiple times
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14 Jun 2010   #3
unknownsingh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

hi just tried what you suggested but no luck.

c: partition was already primary, i was unable to set it as active with partion wizard (option was greyed out) so instead i right clicked computer > manage> disk management and was able to set it there.

i disconnected my F: drive and ran start repair seven times, however each time it said no startup issues detected.

in the start repair dialog box it stated "windows 7 os (recovered)

also is partition wizard status of drive c: is Active and Sytem (primary)
and status of drive F: is Active and boot (primary)

thanks.


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14 Jun 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is your F: HD pluged in to Sata 1 or Sata 2.
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14 Jun 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

Try booting up the repair disc, opening a command prompt (Shift+F10 on language screen), and enter the following:
Code:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
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14 Jun 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Is C drive set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive?

Boot PW, try rightclicking F>modify>Set to Inactive. Now run Startup Repair again X3.
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16 Jun 2010   #7
unknownsingh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

Try booting up the repair disc, opening a command prompt (Shift+F10 on language screen), and enter the following:
Code:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
-disk-managment.jpg


trying those promts now will report back


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16 Jun 2010   #8
unknownsingh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is your F: HD pluged in to Sata 1 or Sata 2.
sata 2
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16 Jun 2010   #9
unknownsingh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is C drive set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive?

Boot PW, try rightclicking F>modify>Set to Inactive. Now run Startup Repair again X3.
yes it is when im running setup repair, otherwise it has to be F:
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16 Jun 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unknownsingh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Could you please post a screenshot of your Disk Management window?

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

Try booting up the repair disc, opening a command prompt (Shift+F10 on language screen), and enter the following:
Code:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Attachment 79180


trying those promts now will report back
Remove F: drive first.
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