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Windows 7: help formatting drive c on windows 7


30 Nov 2012   #11

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i will try to fix the boot menu using the install dvd...
and here is when i used the cmd




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30 Nov 2012   #12

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you typed bcedit instead of bcdedit!!

Does system boot from Windows 7 install DVD. just to check if it's booting
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30 Nov 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

what is exactly preventing me from deleting the windows 8 folder in Drive C?

and yes i tested it many time it boot perfectly
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30 Nov 2012   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RICHO20 View Post
what is exactly preventing me from deleting the windows 8 folder in Drive C?

and yes i tested it many time it boot perfectly
Please answer other questions first!!

Can't you delete C:\windows?? Maybe permissions on that folder, any error message?. But you want to delete whole C partition... isn't it? That's impossible now, because bootmanager and bootmenu is on it
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30 Nov 2012   #15

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First mark E active in disk management by right clicking on it and then "Mark Partition as Active".
A warning appears But press YES. System doesn't boot from harddisk then.
Then do a startup repair 3 times with reboots in between!

System Recovery Options option TWO
Startup Repair run it 3 times with reboots in between!
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Read carefully.
System boots fine now from Harddisk and you can delete C partition.
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30 Nov 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i want to leave drive c but format it ... not delete the whole partition just format

and here is the bcdedit.txt


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30 Nov 2012   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RICHO20 View Post
i want to leave drive c but format it ... not delete the whole partition just format

and here is the bcdedit.txt
Lots of vista or other windows stuff in bcd menu. Vven traces of winxp ;-)

Windows Legacy OS Loader
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identifier {ntldr}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows



But that's gone after the startup repair 3 times (rebuilds from scratch).

You can format C after all actions are complete
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30 Nov 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I booted and tried to repair but it failed abd when i start the computer now it gives me bootmgr is missing? What should i do now?
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30 Nov 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RICHO20 View Post
I booted and tried to repair but it failed abd when i start the computer now it gives me bootmgr is missing? What should i do now?
Did you mark E active?
What happens exactly when you do a "startup repair"?
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30 Nov 2012   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes i marked it as activ
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