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Windows 7: Won't start with endless reboot. Something corrupting System Reserved

23 Jul 2015   #1
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Won't start with endless reboot. Something corrupting System Reserved

Today I had two family PC's waiting for me when I came back from traveling that kept rebooting without any acknowledgement of the hard drive. So I started through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start yet Startup Repair found nothing even though the Disk Check showed good and HD tested good.

So I moved the Partition Marked Active from 100mb System Reserved to C and ran Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which only required two separate repairs from boot using the disk to move the boot files to C and make it bootable, and it started and is running fine. I just deleted the System Reserved partitions.

As this is becoming a more chronic scenario, I'm wondering if an Update is futzing the SysReserved partition in some way.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

If it is an update I haven't had an issues on my other machine with the 100mb reserved partition
My other 2 machines don't have it still no issues :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Won't start with endless reboot. Something corrupting System Reserved

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