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Windows 7: My Computer Crashed while I was trying to remove Vista

08 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7201 x86
My Computer Crashed while I was trying to remove Vista

Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
Right on torrentg

Hi pooksahib,

First, Post a screenshot of Disk Management window - like the one Smarteye posted so we can see what your setup is - and which steps below you need to follow.

If you already have bootmgr and Boot folder on 7 partition , all you need to do is Step 4,5,6.

1. Go to folder options and make sure Hidden files are showing. Also untick "Hide protected operating sytem files", Apply, OK.

2. Look at the root of the partition and you will see bootmgr and a yellow folder called Boot.

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3. Copy and paste those, skip copying bcd as it won't let you, then use the bcdedit command to export a copy of bcd from the current System partition to the Boot folder you have just copied across, like this:

4. type cmd in Start search box - when it pops up, rt clcik and run as admin, then type :

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd {enter}

Close cmd prompt.

5. Go to Disk Management , rt click C and Mark as Active.

6. Restart to hand System status to C.

I did what's written here except for step 5,6 my windows 7 was installed on E so i left E as active and i didn't understand the step 6 so i did in a different way but now when i try to open my computer there is an error:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem :
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings,and then click "Next" .
3. Click "Repair your computer."

File : /boot/bcd
so i put my windows 7 dvd but the language settings window won't come up so i can't click on next because of this i can't get to the step where i can "repair your computer".

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

It doesn't matter where Windows 7 is actually installed. You had to set the same partition that you moved the boot files to, as active. If you followed those steps, it would now be C. So you should have set C active.

So to be clear and for example, you could have Windows 7 on E drive and be booting from C...or L...or J...or.....etc

Step 6 is nothing other than rebooting. Nothing special, so you know for future use or anyone else reading. "System status" means where the boot files are located and where the system will boot from.

If you are having problems still, reboot your computer and go into BIOS. Change the boot drive to the DVD drive with Win 7 DVD in it. Reboot and when it asks to press any key to boot to CD/DVD, do so. Then you could repair from there and when done, set BIOS back to boot from the hard drive.

Here's a sequence of screens you should be presented with. You will notice that the 4th screenshot down, is where you can repair:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 build 7201 x86

i couldn't understand the step 6 is it just restarting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Jun 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Yeah. I edited my last post about that. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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