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Windows 7: Syntax please help?

26 Feb 2014   #1

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2014   #2


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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2014   #3

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

X:\Sources\bootsect /nt60 C:\

Thanx Kari.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Feb 2014   #4



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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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