Quote: Originally Posted by Zino1
This is nice, however in step 3 i have nothing to select the box is empty.
I tried the startup repair, it says my boot record is corrupt and was unable to repair.
All I did is re-boot the machine ... and it came up with a no OS Error.
Can you install win 7 over the top of itself?
Hello Zino1, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!
There must be a reason your computer cannot find the OS. Before reinstalling, I would suggest doing some checking first. For example: does the BIOS recognize the hard drive during the bootup process? Is the hard drive with the OS the first hard drive in boot order?
Also when your Windows 7 Ultimate was installed on your home built computer, did you allow Windows to create the 100MB "System Reserved" partition? Is this partition marked "Active"? If the partition with the "Boot Files" is not the "Active" partition, Windows may not be able to see there is an OS there.