Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cannot boot after deleting old windows7 partition.. White cursor

24 May 2012   #41

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

OK so I set the setting to RAID and it booted! I am currently backing everything up to my external with a system image of C:

I'm sure this was not the original problem, you guys probably solved that. I think I created this last problem along the way. I wish I could say I learned my lesson to research things first before I try them but that's not the kind of person I am, that's why I'm so neurotic about backups. Thank you for all of your help kaktussoft and gregrocker, thanks for sticking with me.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2012   #42

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

RAID?? Do you use RAID? Was that the original setting? Leave it this way, although you don't use hardware raid at all I think.

The original problem was bootmgr was missing .... don't know why.
And you did startup repair with wrong recovery disk. That didn't place bootmgr there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2012   #43
Microsoft MVP


The RAID setting is sometimes generic for SATA. .

Is there any chance the 2tb HD is actually two 1tb HD's in a RAID array? Check now, although it should have revealed itself by now.

Is the Win7 SSD still booting off of the other HD? Where is the System flag? Can you mark it Active and run the Repairs now to place the System flag on it?

If you Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 I would make sure to break any RAID (accessing its controller before the first BIOS screen) and install in AHCI mode with HD's unplugged.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Cannot boot after deleting old windows7 partition.. White cursor

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Deleting old XP Partition from dual boot with Windows7
How to delete old XP partition from my dual boot system. Smaller original hard drive is in 4 partitions XP don't work after upgrades, but Windows 7 continued as normal. I had pretty much abandoned XP anyway, but now it would make sense to delete XP completely, so here is a screenshot of my...
Installation & Setup
Computer won't boot after deleting linux partition
I had linux mint on my 500gb hitachi hdd and windows 7 64bit on my primary 1tb WD hdd. I used easybcd to create a dual boot bcd screen. Now i royally screwed up my linux mint install while trying to get the wireless functionality to work, don't ask me how though. So i decided to try ubuntu, maybe i...
Hardware & Devices
deleting partition without messing up boot
hi i recently installed windows 7 ultimate on my old dell i did a clean install from my hdd i formated the hdd and made a small partition at the end and copyed the setup files to it and booted from that. The install went fine i now have two partitions one with the setup disk and the other with the...
Installation & Setup
I need help deleting the Windows XP partition in a dual-boot system
Hello everyone! I need help deleting the XP partition in my dual-boot system with Windows 7. I don't need to use de Windows XP OS and I just wan't to delete it. I must also add that I used the EasyBCD software to create the dual-boot menu, but I installed it in the Win XP OS. Thanks in...
Installation & Setup
Disk boot failure after deleting WinXP partition
Greetings, I've recently rendered my computer useless by deleting my Windows XP partition to merge the remaining space into my Windows 7 partition. Now I get a "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" error. I've run the Startup Repair utility about six times now and have had...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+