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Windows 7: OS won't boot, cant access C;\ to recreate BCD store

01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
OS won't boot, cant access C;\ to recreate BCD store

Hello guys,

This is my first time in this forums, so please bare with me.

My brother-in-law's computer is running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. When the computer is power on it goes pass POST then does not find a bootable device, so these are the steps I've done so far.

Booted to win7 CD and tried the following:
1. startup repair
2. bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and /rebuildbcd - when rebuildbcd I get "Total identified Windows installations: 0"
3. bootsect /nt60 c:
4. command prompt and using DISKPART found that the only disk in the system was not active, so I made it active and now when I boot the system I get NTLDR missing
5. bcdedit - I get access denied when accessing C:\

now I'm stuck ... i've read several forums, including this one, but I can't find a solution to this problem

maybe because c:\ is not accessible, windows repair does not see the installation of windows???

please help!


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02 Jan 2013   #2

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02 Jan 2013   #3

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rebuildbcd gives 0 indentified windows installations because it is alreayd in bcd store, so no extra win7 instances aer discovered/added.

list disk (you only see 1 disk?)
sel disk 0
list part (you only see 1 partition?)

NTLDR means it tries to load winxp/win2000 bootcode. This is impossible if all you wrote is true (one partition, bootsect /nt60 c:)

Post back answers please
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