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03 Jan 2010   #1

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Windows 7 unable to boot

Hello all.

New to the forum but very grateful to have found it given my current dilemma.

In a late night session I managed to make a huge error and can no longer boot my OS.

I have 2 x 500gb HDD's installed. HDD A) is for misc files, music, pictures etc. HDD B) is for my OS. HDD B) initially had windows vista installed on it. About a month ago I partitioned it and installed windows 7 on a separate partition from Vista. Everything in 7 has been running fine so tonight I planned on formatting the Vista partition to free up space and given I no longer use vista.

After formatting however, I went ahead and restarted my computer, and could no longer boot into any OS at all. Boot menu brings up errors like no boot loader found etc.

I was fortunate that I had unallocated space on HDD B). I have just fresh installed win 7 onto a partition of it's own on HDD B). So now HDD B) has the original 7 install that won't boot as well as a new 7 install that boots fine.

Any suggestions on how I can recover the original 7 install?

Many TIA.


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03 Jan 2010   #2

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So it appears the new install of 7 fixed everything. When i turn on my computer, a boot screen appears asking me to choose between

Windows 7 (new one)
Windows 7 (old one)

Obviously vista is gone. Both 7 installs work and boot fine (so strange). Just thought I would update.

BTW does anyone know how I can remove vista from the boot menu given it is no longer installed?

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03 Jan 2010   #3

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03 Jan 2010   #4

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thank you. worked great.
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