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Windows 7: Constant BOOT Errors!!!

07 Aug 2011   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The C: partition cannot be marked as active as it an Extended partition / Logical drive and Windows can't boot independently from an Extended partition, the Windows System boot files must be stored on t Primary to function correctly.


C: is the partition that the OS is currently running from, not D:

Is there an Operating System on D: and if so what is it?
BFK asked, Is there an Operating System on D:
Which is still unknown.


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07 Aug 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You don't have to start over unless you want to, if you convert C: to a Primary partition then make it Active, System using the method outlined in this tutorial linked below.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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07 Aug 2011   #13
danger47

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I got disk management opened and tried to select either C:\ or D:\ and change one to active drive but I don't have that option showing at all. Here's the optionsI get: Open, Explore, Change drive letter and paths, Shrink Volume, Properties, and Help.
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07 Aug 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You don't have to start over unless you want to, if you convert C: to a Primary partition then make it Active, System using the method outlined in this tutorial linked below.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Did you convert C: to a Primary partition?
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07 Aug 2011   #15
danger47

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes thank you indeed. My sister just phoned me and wants to come and get me to stay at her place up north for a week to 10 days to help clear my head a bit about my health news and so I think I will go and resume this topic when I get back OK? I hope I'll be able to think much more clearer when I return. I'm trying to follow all the instructions but my mind is racing a million miles an hour right now. Please don't be offended if I don't continue right away, I really really do appreciate all the help!!!!!
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08 Aug 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


No problem mate, it has been our pleasure; take all the time you need and just post back to this same thread you started and we'll pick it up right there when you're able.
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08 Aug 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Reading back over the thread, the key clue is that it will boot if Repair CD or WIn7 DVD is in drive. This means that Startup Repair run from the DVD Repair console or REpair CD with the WIn7 partition itself marked Active should fix this. As stated you'll have to use PW CD to Modify>Convert to Primary the WIn7 partition first, then Modify>Set it to Active, Apply all steps.

Because you mention MucAfee it should also be mentioned that this is widely regarded here as one of the worst infections a computer can have. At the minimum uninstall it using it's special uninstall tool from it's website, then install free lightweight MS Security Essentials or Avast 6. But I would clean reinstall to make sure none of its Muck is left.
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