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Windows 7: Startup Repair

27 Mar 2011   #90
casiopea

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey guys, when I get to this screen

I donīt have any disk/partition/installation/item to choose.

I asume this means I have to do a clean install, and lost all my info, am I right?
EDIT - while attempting to do a clean install I find the same problem, it says there are no controller for any disk or device, and gives me the choice to load a controller, should I find my hard disk controller or driver?

EDIT 2- there isnīt any driver to download . I have a wd15ears .
please if someone can help me, at least tell me if there is any way to make it work, or my hard disk is lost for good.

thanks to all




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27 Mar 2011   #91
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is one thing you other you can try.

Boot up something that sees the partitions - try PW as you already have it. ( Not usre it will do the job , but try it as you have already downloaded it .I would use gparted )

Delete the small 100mb partition.

Rt click the larger partition Modify>mark as active.

Apply.

If that works , it should rewrite the entries and then windows boot disc may be able to see it.
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27 Mar 2011   #92
casiopea

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
There is one thing you other you can try.

Boot up something that sees the partitions - try PW as you already have it. ( Not usre it will do the job , but try it as you have already downloaded it .I would use gparted )

Delete the small 100mb partition.

Rt click the larger partition Modify>mark as active.

Apply.

If that works , it should rewrite the entries and then windows boot disc may be able to see it.
Hey there, well just before you post this, I googled a bit and many people said it could be a problem with installation dvd, although it didnīt seem very credible, I tried burning a new dvd, and, who knows why, now the partitions appeared

I have two of them,
DISK 0 PARTITION 1: SYSTEM RESERVED 100 MB , 70 MB FREE, TYPE: SYSTEM
DISK 0 PARITION 2 TOTAL SIZE 1397.2 GB FREE 1397.2 TYPE PRINCIPAL

donīt want to mess things up, so I preffer to wait for your advice on what to do

thanks,
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27 Mar 2011   #93
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Casiopea,

Are you able to run a startup repair using the new installation disc now with it finishing, and able to boot into Windows 7 without issue now?
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27 Mar 2011   #94
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That looks better - try startup repair now - you may be lucky
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27 Mar 2011   #95
casiopea

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys, sorry if my questions seems simple, but as I said, Iīm no expert.
How should I run a startup repair with the installation cd?
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27 Mar 2011   #96
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot it up, you will get a scrren saying "Install Now"

Click at bottom left where it says Repair My computer.
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27 Mar 2011   #97
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by casiopea View Post
Hi guys, sorry if my questions seems simple, but as I said, Iīm no expert.
How should I run a startup repair with the installation cd?
It's no problem at all. The steps in the tutorial on the first page of this thread can help give full details on how to.
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27 Mar 2011   #98
casiopea

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

thanks! will try that and let you know

edit

hey guys, Iīm running the startup repair now, hope it can work.
but in case it doesnīt, if I go for a custom or clean install, I should do it on this partition ŋright?

DISK 0 PARTITION 2 TOTAL SIZE 1397.2 GB FREE 1397.2 TYPE PRINCIPAL


thanks
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27 Mar 2011   #99
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

yes.

If startup repair doesn't work , scroll down thru the list it gives all the way and see what it tells you.
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