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Windows 7: Cant boot from the right HDD.

04 Apr 2011   #11
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughguy5 View Post
ok, here is a new problem, if i reboot the comp without the windows 7 cd in the drive i get this error BOOTMGR IS MISSING, IF I PUT THE WIN 7 CD IN THE DRIVE and reboot i am in windows. WTF is going on here????!!!! i need help.....................
we will soon get this fixed have a look here; Startup Repair


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04 Apr 2011   #12
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

ok i just trie this one:
Get your Vista installation DVD and pop it into your drive.
- Then restart your computer.
- Press a key when you are prompted.
- Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next
- Click Repair your computer
- Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next
- In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt
- Type bootrec /rebuildbcd and then press ENTER
• If Bootrec runs successfully, it will present you with the installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes . A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
• If Bootrec cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order shown below: (Remember to press ENTER after each command)
bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup= when i get here it says System cannot find file
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /rebuildbcd
- Restart the computer.

it found 0 windows installation, i also just found out where the bootmgr file is located on my M drive which is a sata drive.

but i can boot up to 7 with my windows 7 cd in the drive!!!!!!!!!!!???

I have never had this problem in my life with computers!!!?!?!?!?!
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04 Apr 2011   #13
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Post a snip of your Disk Mangement, make sure it shows the 'Active, System, Boot,...' information.

Sounds like Win7 put the boot files on a different HDD. As pooch mentioned, Startup Repair should fix it.

It's a good practice to unplug all other drives except the one your installing to when installing the OS.

Also agree that you should put the OS on a SATA drive.

You don't need RAID.

The 100 MB partition is the 'System Reserved' with the boot files. Look for this partition in your Disk Management.
Start button > right click 'Computer' > Manage > when the window opens click 'Disk Management'.

Win7 installer will look for a partition marked 'Active' or the drive in Port0.

Edit:
Try Startup Repair from the Win7 installer disk/USB memory stick.
Follow the tutorial pooch posted.

To be sure the boot files get in the right drive, unplug all other HDDs, then run Startup Repair three seperate times with re-boots between each run.
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04 Apr 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

post a screenshot of disk management window - sounds like a boot order issue.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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04 Apr 2011   #15
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

here is my Comp Management :Cant boot from the right HDD.-comp-management.jpg


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04 Apr 2011   #16
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Post a snip of your Disk Mangement, make sure it shows the 'Active, System, Boot,...' information.

Sounds like Win7 put the boot files on a different HDD. As pooch mentioned, Startup Repair should fix it.

It's a good practice to unplug all other drives except the one your installing to when installing the OS.

Also agree that you should put the OS on a SATA drive.

You don't need RAID.

The 100 MB partition is the 'System Reserved' with the boot files. Look for this partition in your Disk Management.
Start button > right click 'Computer' > Manage > when the window opens click 'Disk Management'.

Win7 installer will look for a partition marked 'Active' or the drive in Port0.

Edit:
Try Startup Repair from the Win7 installer disk/USB memory stick.
Follow the tutorial pooch posted.

To be sure the boot files get in the right drive, unplug all other HDDs, then run Startup Repair three seperate times with re-boots between each run.
i will try this one now: To be sure the boot files get in the right drive, unplug all other HDDs, then run Startup Repair three seperate times with re-boots between each run
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04 Apr 2011   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The snip is too small to read, can you just snip the boxes in the center and re-post?
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04 Apr 2011   #18
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
The snip is too small to read, can you just snip the boxes in the center and re-post?
thank you DAVE76, it worked!!!!!!!

"To be sure the boot files get in the right drive, unplug all other HDDs, then run Startup Repair three seperate times with re-boots between each run" IT WORKED !!!!!!!



i removed the 3 sata drives and went into windows 7 and repaired 3 times and it worked great, then i reconnected the 3 sata drives and i can boot with out the windows cd. i dont know how to thank you, but thank you very much.

It sure beats the 25 TIMES i reinstalled windows 7 starting sunday morning and finishing monday morning, christ i'll never do that again.
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04 Apr 2011   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome.

Glad you got it working.

There are some great tutorials here on Seven Forums, for just about anything you want to do.
All with great tips and questions answered in the thread.
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