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Windows 7: Help cannot boot computer.

10 Oct 2009   #21
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have any spare or extra hard drives ?


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10 Oct 2009   #22
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, My D drive which is just a second hard drive. It has like 40 gigs of space left on it compared to my C: which only has 20 left.
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10 Oct 2009   #23
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What install CDs or DVDs of Windows ( what versions) might you have on hand?
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10 Oct 2009   #24
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

are you thinking what im thinking? Dual boot?

Edit~~ No, My vista installation is in yukon about 50 miles from where i am. and its to late to go out there.
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10 Oct 2009   #25
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Now lets not panic here.

There is absolutely no reason to wipe the disk.

He just needs to get his hands on a install DVD, and run a repair.

Why on earth should he reset his CMOS?
This crack runs after post, just before the OS boot is loaded.

When he repairs windows, the mbr will be refreshed and the crack will be gone.

Another thing he can do is to make a bootable cd with a partitioner,
shrink the os partition, create a new one, and install a fresh copy of windows on to that.

At least he will be able to access the files that are on the "old" install.

After he copied everything over, we can help him get rid of the old install.

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A question for the OP.

I asked the exact message you get when you try to boot.

Could you please tell us what it states? exactly?
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10 Oct 2009   #26
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The message scrolls up to the point where i cant see it. if i try to push arrows to go up it dissapears to a command line. Which is running through that thing. It says from what i saw Unrecognizeable partition table in drive 81, Please get a micrsoft Fdisk tool and repair it.
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10 Oct 2009   #27
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Squonksc,

Good points, I have never had any dealings with this crack before, so I was going real slow in approaching it.
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10 Oct 2009   #28
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its time to put the battery in what should i do when i hook it all back up?
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10 Oct 2009   #29
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoreyLowe View Post
its time to put the battery in what should i do when i hook it all back up?

Put the cmos battery in, vlose the case back up, plug it in, and try to boot. If you have a dvd to boot to try it. if not boot into safe mode (F8).

let us know what happens
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10 Oct 2009   #30
CoreyLowe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok brb
Edit~~ Problem still persists It gave me a screen with a whole bunch of info on it and said it will start in safe mode, Esc to go to menu or f1 to continue. Pressed f1 and it gave me the same problem. Now i cant get the same screen again. =( I have 4.7gb dvd's i can use to download a boot disc if i can get a link.
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