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Windows 7: bootloader corrupt?

09 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
bootloader corrupt?

I was resizing and moving a couple partitions around with easeus partition manager, it had to reboot because I was moving my c: drive towards the front of the disk because somehow I had 1MB unallocated in front of everything, and I also deleted an ubuntu partition from the end of my disk and resized c: to fit the whole disk.

Anyways, after the reboot it said it was running in safe mode. I left and returned a while later seeing only a black screen. I still thought it was working away, so I just went to bed. I woke up the next morning and it was still blank. So I went to work and got home about 9hrs later and it still was just a blank screen.

So, impatient as I was getting, I just shutdown the computer and rebooted. My HP splash screen comes up showing me ESC for boot options, F10 for setup and so on, then goes blank. Nothing.
I didnt have anything valuable on that drive that I was worried about, so I just grabbed my windows install disk and booted it.
I go through accepting terms and it starts the installation, then midway through one of the processes it just reboots to a blank screen. Then when I just let the computer boot, my bootloader screen has 2 window 7 options and no recovery D: partition anymore.

I have tried to install from my disk 5 times now with the same results, now I have 6 windows 7 options on my bootloader screen, and none of them work. Ive tried system restore but it rebooted to black as well. Getting desperate now, hope I couldnt somehow have hardware failure.

Is there anyway to save it or do I just need to wipe it.

How would I go about repartitioning my whole drive with out an operating system? Do I need to get a MSDOS disk. I know I can just take it to another computer and format it, which I will if I have to.

Any ideas, thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2011   #2

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and I also deleted an ubuntu partition from the end of my disk

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2011   #3

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

When starting installation you can delete all existing partitions and then let Windows do the rest.
Just select custom options when Windows installation asks you where to install Windows.

Alternatively disk can be prepared - on command prompt using diskpart.exe - look for a tutorial on diskpart. You have to get rid of all existing partitions and start from zero !
Windows installation likes empty disks :)
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