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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont boot without external DVD drive attached

12 Apr 2010   #11
Emma2302

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Emma,
Use MSINFO32 for information about your computer.
I've attached a copy of the startup display page from my laptop.

OK thanks, how do I reach that info. Sorry to be a dummy!


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12 Apr 2010   #12
Emma2302

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emma2302 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Emma,
Use MSINFO32 for information about your computer.
I've attached a copy of the startup display page from my laptop.

OK thanks, how do I reach that info. Sorry to be a dummy!

OK, found it. But not sure how to recreate a screen print here.
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12 Apr 2010   #13
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Use the snipping tool or do a print screen and paste into Paint. here is a tut on posting screenshots on sevenforums: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

First step is also a link to another tutorial for taking the screenshot
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12 Apr 2010   #14
Emma2302

windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emma2302 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emma2302 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Emma,
Use MSINFO32 for information about your computer.
I've attached a copy of the startup display page from my laptop.

OK thanks, how do I reach that info. Sorry to be a dummy!

OK, found it. But not sure how to recreate a screen print here.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name FAMILY
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire R3600
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 230 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P01-A2, 30/04/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name Family\Emma
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 870 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.50 GB


Will that do???
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12 Apr 2010   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2 I think this should say Volume1

I had posted something earlier about the Boot Record, but I deleted it as I dont know if this might be the cause.

Can someone advise?
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12 Apr 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

One user had his finger on it when he said Startup Repair.

First, unplug the USB drive, then mark your Windows partition as active.

Then run a startup repair.

That should do the trick.
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12 Apr 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thorsen,

I've not had this particular problem (oh yes, your are correct -that points to the wrong drive and is the source of the problem), however,


CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISK
START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disk button


After making the system repair disk, then a boot from the system repair disk and choosing the system repair option should get there. I don't have my repair disk with me right now the go thru the step-by-step.



Fixing the problem may require repeating the repair several times.





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12 Apr 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Jonathan,
Thanks. Forgot to mention marking the partition as active.
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12 Apr 2010   #19
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

it seems we are all on the right track I just dont know enough yet to say full-speed ahead. thanks for adding in guys
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12 Apr 2010   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I think part of the problem on this case is that this is a net-top and has no internal DVD drive. so when 7 was installed it said the external drive was the boot device I guess.
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