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Windows 7: windows wont load after removing ubuntu

19 Jun 2010   #1
timothyp

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 
windows wont load after removing ubuntu

i was dual booting with windows 7 and ubuntu. i wanted to remove ubuntu so i formatted the hd it was on (not on the same hd as w7), but now, my pc wont start up. i tried the repair feature with the windows disc as well as restoring to a previous back up. windows 7 does not show up as an option. so i removed the hd that ubuntu was on, and still nothing. the pc wont even load. all i get is the flashing cursor on the screen.

now, i put in the windows 7 disc and selected to try and find my os, My Computer pops up and i am able to see my files and the hd that windows is on. but it tells me to load a driver. im not sure where to find this driver.

any help would be greatly appreciated


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19 Jun 2010   #2
timothyp

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

let me also mentioned that i tried to reinstall ubuntu to the hd and it did not work. i tried to install a different version of windows 7 over the hd and nothing. i got a message saying that the format (NTFS) was not usable with windows 7. i removed the hd from my pc, put it into an external case and connected it to a laptop. it was not recognized.
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19 Jun 2010   #3
theog

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19 Jun 2010   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you need to restall,

All Linux code must be deleted.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Try a full clean & full format.
1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT

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19 Jun 2010   #5
timothyp

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

thanks. it can find my hd's, it just cant detect my previously installed windows 7.
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19 Jun 2010   #6
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried start-up repair? If Win7 is installed on a different disk, the start-up repair should pick it up in no time... Unless you install it on a RAID setup (or AHCI), that might require a driver to be loaded prior OS detection...

zzz2496
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19 Jun 2010   #7
timothyp

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Have you tried start-up repair? If Win7 is installed on a different disk, the start-up repair should pick it up in no time... Unless you install it on a RAID setup (or AHCI), that might require a driver to be loaded prior OS detection...

zzz2496
theog, i am trying your suggestion now.

zzz, i have tried start up repair. windows is not picked up. i do not have a raid setup
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19 Jun 2010   #8
theog

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Do you have those file on your HD?if NO
You need to copy boot files to your Win7 drive,
Than do a startup repair.
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

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19 Jun 2010   #9
timothyp

Windows 7 x64 bit
 
 

how can i access the folder options, if i cant boot up?
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19 Jun 2010   #10
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timothyp View Post
i removed the hd from my pc, put it into an external case and connected it to a laptop. it was not recognized.
In your external case.
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