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Windows 7: When I opened my computer after shutting down it won't boot

27 Oct 2014   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Will it help when I find a tutorial that I did this thing in the first place?

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31 Oct 2014   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I uploaded the pictures:
1. the picture of an error when I opened my computer
2. picture taken from partition wizard

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2014   #33


It looks like it was once a UEFI install with the several boot partitions, which then had BIOS changed to Legacy or CSM. But if that was the case then the GPT formatting of the drive would have had to be changed to MBR since it's accepting the Active flag on 100mb.

Boot into BIOS setup to look for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS settings now, and their choices available, report back with pictures if possible. There is no need to change these settings now, just check to see if this is possibly what happened at some point to explain the multiple boot partitions normally only seen in a UEFI install.

If no settings for UEFI and it will not start after running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times, then try deleting the first four partitions in Partition Wizard, create a new Primary NTFS partition in that space labeled System Reserved, mark it Active: Partition Wizard Create Partition - Video Help
How to Set Active/Inactive partition -Partition Wizard Video Help.

Then again run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to try to get it to write the System boot files to the new boot partition you created and marked Active. If that fails try moving the Partition Marked Active to C to run the Repairs again. You've then done everything you can do.

Since you have Partition Wizard, you could then as a last resort delete the System Reserved partition to Resize Partition C as much as possible to make space on the left to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. This should configure a Dual Boot so that you can boot into the old OS if needed to do any necessary backups, or just copy any needed files over from the new install via Explorer. Once you're sure you have everything we can help you delete the old Win7 to Recover its space.

Everything needed to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 is in the blue link. If you stick with those steps you will get and keep a vastly better install than the Lenovo factory install, better than most anyone else has. Pay careful attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 which is important enough those steps are printed in red.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Oct 2014   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Now it says NTLDR is missing please press ctrl+alt+delete to restart
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2014   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It is fixed now, I did system repair two times. Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2014   #36


If you got an NTLDR error it can only mean that old XP boot code is still on the drive and reasserting itself. A subsequent repair may have remedied that, but keep in mind if you every reinstall you'll want to wipe the HD with at least Clean command to get it cleanest first: Diskpart Clean Command
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2014   #37

Windows 7 Pro x64 x32

Good deal. I was about to suggest reluctantly to install GAG Boot Loader (for future reference or folks landing here from google search). It would probably have allowed you to select the old windows partition with the deleted boot files and boot it for you. I am guessing what happened is you installed Windows 10 or whatever and Windows LOVES to take over existing boot sectors, so then when you remove/delete that windows install, the old one is left broken and orphaned without boot files! I've stopped trying to dual boot windows on a single drive because of that. I would just install them on separate drives (not an option for everyone of course) and change the boot priority in the BIOS or by hitting F12 at boot time to select the one I wanted.
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