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Windows 7: Won't boot without disc in drive.

03 Aug 2011   #1
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 
Won't boot without disc in drive.

I am running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows will never start without the Windows 7 disc in the DvD Rom drive. Almost as if my computer doesn't realize that Windows is installed on my HD. Has anyone else had this problem or can anyone offer a solution? I do have my HD set as my primary drive and my DVD Rom as my secondary drive.
Any help would be appreciated.

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03 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

could you be a little more specific as to your hardware?
If it's prebuilt just model number is fine
If you put it together more detailed information would be nice.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The usual fix for this is to boot the Install DVD and run Startup Repair up to 3 times (requires reboot between each one). No I don't know why 3 is the magic number but that is what I see here all the time.

After that, remove the DVD and see if it boots normally.

If not, post a screen shot of your expanded Disk Management window.

To post a picture to GeeksToGo:

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Make sure the window you want to capture has the focus.
Press Alt+Print Screen. That will capture the active window.
Start MSPaint - Start then Run, type mspaint and press Enter.
Press Ctrl+v to paste the picture in to MS Paint.
Click File then Save as and save it to your Desktop.

Start a new reply.
Click on the Browse button below the message input area.
Navigate to where you saved the picture, select it and click on Open.
Click on Attach This File.
Once uploaded, click on Add To Post to the far right of the uploaded file.
Scroll down and click Preview Post to verify the image shows.
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03 Aug 2011   #4
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

I hope this helps.


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03 Aug 2011   #5
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
The usual fix for this is to boot the Install DVD and run Startup Repair up to 3 times (requires reboot between each one). No I don't know why 3 is the magic number but that is what I see here all the time.

After that, remove the DVD and see if it boots normally.

If not, post a screen shot of your expanded Disk Management window.

To post a picture to GeeksToGo:

Quote:
Make sure the window you want to capture has the focus.
Press Alt+Print Screen. That will capture the active window.
Start MSPaint - Start then Run, type mspaint and press Enter.
Press Ctrl+v to paste the picture in to MS Paint.
Click File then Save as and save it to your Desktop.

Start a new reply.
Click on the Browse button below the message input area.
Navigate to where you saved the picture, select it and click on Open.
Click on Attach This File.
Once uploaded, click on Add To Post to the far right of the uploaded file.
Scroll down and click Preview Post to verify the image shows.
So should I run this repair client through Windows after it boots or before Windows even boots up?

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03 Aug 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BeKure, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at the information in this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Note   Note

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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21 Aug 2011   #7
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

I reset the bios on my MoBo and Windows loads without the disc now. Thank you all for the great suggestions. This has got to be the most helpful forum ever! :-)

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21 Aug 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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25 Mar 2012   #9
Steven0100

win 7 64 bit
 
 

When I installed Win 7 I had 2 drives in the computer and I had the same problem. The solution was to reboot into BIOS and change the boot order of the drives. It was that simple. I realize that this is an old thread, but it helped me, perhaps it will help someone else.
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