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Windows 7: Deleted old win 7 from c drive, now new win 7 won't boot

15 May 2011   #11
station

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thinking of heading over to the service station now, give up... thanks all for the suggestions


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15 May 2011   #12
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have just posted a link to get the disk you need to fix this, no need to give up.
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15 May 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by station View Post
my laptop has two harddisks. the disk with the OS had started to fail, so i installed win 7 in a partition of the other normal hard disk. Seeing as I would have to replace the damaged hard disk anyway, i formatted the c drive after removing all my data. however, now win 7 won't boot. is there anyway i can get the os to boot from my second drive...

thanks
Did you remove the damaged HD first?
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18 May 2011   #14
station

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i went to the service station and paid them Rs. 700. ($10)
They did what I would have done had I the screwdriver and an extra laptop.... removed the damaged hard disk, backed up the data in another disk, formatted the working hard disk, and installed the os, recopied the data.....

the damaged hard disk had to be sacrificed.....
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18 May 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Oh well, at least you're up and running now.

Thanks for letting us know.
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17 Feb 2012   #16
djpassout

windows 7 32bit Prof
 
 

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Try this guide.
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1.Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start your computer.
2.Press any key if you are prompted to boot from the DVD.
3.Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
4.At the next screen click on Repair your computer (do not click on Install now).
5.Next screen select Use Recovery Tools at the top of the box. (Ignore the message about the operating system not being listed. If it is listed select it). Click on Next.
6.In the System Recovery Options box, click Command Prompt and a box will open.
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Then follow this to get the disk set to active. Each command you type at the diskpart prompt will receive confirmation.
7. At the prompt type diskpart Hit Enter and wait for DISKPART > to appear.
8. Then type list disk Hit Enter (It will show a list of the disks, 0 through to how many disks are installed).
9. Now type select disk # (the '#' represents the number of the disk e.g. you would type select disk 3 to edit disk number 3) Hit Enter
10. Now type list partition Hit Enter
11. Select which partition to use by typing select partition # (you need to select the partition that the operating system you are trying to repair is installed on, again replace the # with the appropriate number).
12. Now type active Hit Enter (typing inactive will reverse the setting)
13. Now type exit Hit Enter then type exit again to close the command prompt.

Then remove the windows disc and click on Restart at the bottom of the System Recovery Options box.
If it still fails to boot you will have to go back and repeat instructions 1 through to 6 and click on Startup Repair under System Recovery Options and let it run.
If that also fails to get it booting you will have to go back again through the instructions 1 to 6 and select the Command Prompt. Then follow this next stage, type each command as follows, hitting Enter after each line.
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

Type exit to close the box and click on Restart.
That should do the trick! However if you still can't start Windows, then follow step 1 to 6 again and type this command.
Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
Type exit to close the box and click on Restart.
Make sure you type all the command lines exactly as written including any spaces between characters, all can be typed in lower case.

Hey Mark, I only registered to this forum to give you my nicest "Thanks!!!"
I had the same issue, deleted the old windows vista and then my newest windows 7 stopped working... In my case I had to go as far as:
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Then follow this next stage, type each command as follows, hitting Enter after each line.
Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
and now it works flawlessy!! THANKS!!!!!!
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17 Feb 2012   #17
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

You're welcome, glad the guide was able to help someone else.
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08 May 2014   #18
SharonMary

Windows 7
 
 
Thank you, Mark J.!!!

I trashed my C: drive I went in search of a miracle. I found it in your post.

Thank you!

Sharon R.
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08 May 2014   #19
MarkJ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Glad to hear the instructions I posted have helped you.
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