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Windows 7: cannot boot computer-PC can't seem to recognize OS

20 Sep 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


You needed to boot the WIn7 DVD, mark Win7 partition active, then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.
Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair

That and the workaround to clean install an Upgrade version to wiped HD are probably the two most frequently given fixes here.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Glad you got it running. Hope you didn't lose any files.

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21 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks gregrocker, I have saved the links you provided, I am positive I will need them in the future. The process Microsoft put me through to activate my copy of 7 was like Chinese water torture. Anything of value is kept on an external HD. Thanks agsin.
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