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Windows 7: my computer wont boot its trying to use d drive and should use c drive

5 Hours Ago   #1
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my computer wont boot its trying to use d drive and should use c drive

Can not boot
system repair just goes to windows screen that is blank.
USB repair tooltool will not let me use any of the other options like diagnostics, safe mode, SM command prompt, it goes back to windows repair or start normal.

Windows 7 original disc (from another PC) Work to open safe only, windows comes up to repair or install windows 7. The repair option shows Windows 7 but has no size. it wont let me search for other parts to repair, it goes through about an hour of fixing then says to restart for the changes to work. After restart its still the repair or start windows normally.

- it thinks d drive is my windows 7, its trying to repair that,
- windows was in the c drive
- the other pc im borrowing windows 7 from was upgraded to 10, then they didn't like it and went back to 7. That computer wont boot 7 unless the disc is in the computer. Windows 7 is on c and windows 10 is on d.

Could I download windows 10 to d on my pc that is trying to use d? then from windows 10 in d drive go and fix windows 7 in the c drive? It seems like that's how people are able to use 7 & 10, can I use it to recover 7 on c?

before this happened I was deleting tons of duplicate photo and document files, then did CC cleaner, & repair registry. its such an old computer I just used it to apply for jobs but it had some pics on it I hope I can recover.


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4 Hours Ago   #2
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- it thinks d drive is my windows 7, its trying to repair that,
- windows was in the c drive

Drive letters are different from booted media.

Most likely, the first partition on your hard disk is a small 100 mb system partition, which does not have a letter when you boot into your regular windows installation. The second partition would be your windows partition.

When you boot recovery\installation media, it would allocate letter C to the first partition it enumerates ( the 100mb system partition) and letter D to the second partition ( your windows partition).

That is normal.

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before this happened I was deleting tons of duplicate photo and document files, then did CC cleaner, & repair registry.
Do you have a restore point or a system image you could use ?
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