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Windows 7: Syntax please help?

26 Feb 2014   #1
lucidoobe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Syntax please help?

Drive C: won't boot up windows7. I have to repair the bootsector, as I discovered that the power cable had come off it - since discarded it as no good.
I have been given the syntax below, as it is possible that the PC went looking at another drive in the tower which had XP on it, which I hadn't got to reformatting?

I run up the repair disk, go to Cmd prompt and use below -

I'm having trouble with the syntax re this below....? I have x:\Sources at the cmd prompt. I have attempted:

X:\Sources\windows\system32\bootsect /nt60 C:\

The above is not valid, my lack of knowledge apparent? The repair disk only gives X:\Sources\

Any help is appreciated.


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26 Feb 2014   #2
Kari

 

Do not type the path, the Sources folder does not have a subfolder Windows so your path is wrong.

Simply type the bootsect command without a path.

Kari
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27 Feb 2014   #3
lucidoobe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
So that would be......?

X:\Sources\bootsect /nt60 C:\

Thanx Kari.
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27 Feb 2014   #4
Kari

 

NO!!!

What did you not understand in this:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Simply type the bootsect command without a path.
See this tutorial (step 8) for correct syntaxt: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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27 Mar 2014   #5
lucidoobe

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Solved.

Today I asked an acquaintance I.T. guy about his opinion on my TV tower problem.
He looked at the display when the PC was attempting to boot and decided it wasn't hardware at all. He eventually looked at the BIOS and swapped IDE to AHCI and it booted up normally, after a short pause.
I guess the IDE SATA setting got dropped when the power lead came off inside the box originally?
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