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Windows 7: new dell w/windows 7 crashes

10 Feb 2010   #1
texinky

windows 7
 
 
new dell w/windows 7 crashes

new laptop crashed. when I restored it now startes in Recovery C: drive instead of OS D: drive. Have tried to use CD to restore but can't get it to change drives. Anyone have help.


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10 Feb 2010   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

After the recovery cd finishes searching for installations, click Next.

Select command prompt.

Type:

Diskpart

then press enter.

lis vol

then press enter - make an note of exactly what it says and post it back here.

Exi

then press enter.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
texinky

windows 7
 
 
did as you asked

Volume XXX
Volume 0 E Win_7_Homep UDF DVD-Rom 5884 MB Healthy
Volume 1 C Recovery NTFS Partition 14 GB Healthy
Volume 2 D OS NTSF Partition 451 GB Healthy
Volume 3 FAT Partition 39 MB Healthy Hidden

Thank you so much for your help. Hope this tells you what you needed to know.
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11 Feb 2010   #4
texinky

windows 7
 
 
SIW2 Please help

SIW2 I did what you posted. I am anxious to here from you as to what next. This new computer is my 45th wedding anniversary gift. I would love for it to work properly so any help you can give me will be very appreciated.
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12 Feb 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Try marking D as the active partition.

Boot the 7 dvd to command prompt.

Type:

diskpart

sel vol d

act

exi.

Hope it helps.

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