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Windows 7: Startup Repair

26 Aug 2014   #130
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I get an error the element data type specified is not recognized or does not apply to the specified entry.
I have to say, the partition software I used really botched things up severely. I'm almost at a week since this occurred. It was driving me insane after work I took a day or two off from even attempting to fix, all that would happen is I would go in circles. Until I adjusted some things in the BIOS, and I was able to boot into the Digital Rivers Windows7 boot disc.




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27 Aug 2014   #131
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since you didn't include a screenshot of the entire drive layout in Disk Management, I'm not able to tell between partitions and a single drive in your screenshot above.

Your bcdedit report from earlier shows that it's using the boot configuration on your I: drive instead of C:.

If you don't boot with any other OS on any other drive, then you need to mark inactive G, I, and Temp_Drive. You'll need to temporarily assign a drive letter to Temp_Drive to be able to mark it inactive.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

Afterwards, disconnect all drives other than your Windows C: drive, and run startup repair again. Possibly up to 3 times.
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27 Aug 2014   #132
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The computer starts to a blue screen, nothing more ! The Windows Start up Disc doesn't boot as it once did, instead I get an error.

Starting Windows with the Boot Disc mentioned the Windows Start Manager failed to start; insert the Windows boot disk to start up and repair the Windows installation. I only have the Windows upgrade disc, startup & repair does not work with the upgrade disc.
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27 Aug 2014   #133
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

After what step did this start happening?

You might create a boot Windows installation USB, and see if you are able to boot from it to repair Windows.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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27 Aug 2014   #134
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
After what step did this start happening?

You might create a boot Windows installation USB, and see if you are able to boot from it to repair Windows.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
That is what I was using all this time a USB UEFI Boot Drive, that doesn't work anymore after using Diskpart. Instead the computer boots into a blank blue screen, after a few second it reboots, then it does it again & again & again.

As I said the boot partition software messed everything up and everyone's suggestions can't fix it. The problem happened last Thursday, and it's almost a week later ! I'm not a novice at computers, I've tried many things before hitting the forums, hoping to get it working in a matter of a day or two tops. Here I am almost a week later, I've had people on the forum tell me things from, "it works for everyone else" to "maybe your doing this wrong", instead of admitting, maybe this is a isolated incident and my solutions that have worked for many are not working in this case.
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27 Aug 2014   #135
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you have all drives disconnected other than the Windows drive?

On the Windows drive, is there only the C: partition?

Try using a non UEFI USB flash drive.
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27 Aug 2014   #136
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, I'll try a non UEFI flash Drive, even though I created a hybrid boot disc, I'll create another that isn't a hybrid.

Rufus created a boot disc for BIOS or UEFI computers, there is nothing more for me to do.
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27 Aug 2014   #137
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I created another boot usb drive with Rufus, except this time, I choose only a UEFI file system. I was able to choose Start up & Repair, unfortunately it doesn't work as I get an error that it's not compatible with my version of windows, this is a ISO from digital rivers.

I can't format the partition, my WinPE doesn't allow me, the USB boot drive, doesn't allow me, arghhh !
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27 Aug 2014   #138
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You DO NOT want to use a UEFI USB since your Windows 7 is not installed with UEFI. Create one that isn't USB using this below to see if it may work instead.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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27 Aug 2014   #139
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The USB / DVD Download Tool doesn't work, when I boot up, I can access the Start up and Repair options, there is no Windows drive in the list to repair, instead my computer does what it has been doing, boot into a blue screen after a few minutes it resets.

I have a image of the windows partition, if I could format the partition, in hopes that I can repair the the 100 meg boot partition, then restore my image, I could have everything up and running in an hour. Not only can I not do that, I can't repair the Windows partition without.
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