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Windows 7: DISKPART : At PC Startup

22 Oct 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
DISKPART : At PC Startup

Open Windows DISKPART at System Startup
This is an outline of the methods to boot (start) the PC to open DISKPART so you can manipulate the Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) partitions before you start an installation...

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20 Jan 2011   #20
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I am off to a bad start. I want to use method one. I get to the language screen, I hold shift and press F10 but nothing happens. Any suggestions for getting the command prompt?

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21 Jan 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Commodore Pet View Post
I am off to a bad start. I want to use method one. I get to the language screen, I hold shift and press F10 but nothing happens. Any suggestions for getting the command prompt?
Hello mate.



Just to make sure, exactly what type disk are you trying this with, is it a full version Windows 7 installation disk?
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21 Jan 2011   #22
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Yes, OEM Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit full version.
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21 Jan 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Have a look at Method Three to see if that will start and be sure to keep me informed.
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21 Jan 2011   #24
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Method 3 worked like a charm! I have wiped and optimized my SSD and have re-installed Windows 7 on it.

Thanks
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21 Jan 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure mate, good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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16 Apr 2011   #26
cajunbear333

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have tried to correct my boot issue following your suggestions. But after going into diskmgmt.msc and making active the partition I have been unable to (using the recovery cd I made) get into diskmgmt from a cmd prompt. After booting to recovery mode and choosing language, I am not offered a choice for a cmd prompt. This computer is 1 day old and this is the second problem. Computer is Gateway Windows 7 Home 6GB Ram 1 TB HDD Intel Duo 3.0Ghz. Need some assistance as now getting bootmgr is missing error. Which I know is because I haven't been able to do the 3 startup repairs and move the bootimg to the correct partition. I can still start the computer and boat to windows with the recovery disk in the cd drive
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16 Apr 2011   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cajunbear333, welcome to Seven Forums!


You need to use the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below to run the 3 separate starup repairs and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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16 Apr 2011   #28
cajunbear333

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

keep getting the boot image missing error and not letting me get to the option of F8
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16 Apr 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cajunbear333 View Post
keep getting the boot image missing error and not letting me get to the option of F8

You have to boot the created Windows repair disk then use Option Two of this tutorial to get to where you can do the startup repairs.

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7


It's also shown in this same tutorial at Method Two though when at step #3 you would click "Startup Repair" instead of Command Prompt.
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