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Windows 7: Laptop SSD partition led to Windows not booting - Win Boot Mgr error

18 Nov 2012   #11

Win 7 Home Premium and Win XP/SP3 Home 32 bit (desktop); Win 7 x64 Home Premium (laptop)


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18 Nov 2012   #12

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Mmmm. I'm stumped then. It should work (you know that).
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18 Nov 2012   #13

Win 7 Home Premium and Win XP/SP3 Home 32 bit (desktop); Win 7 x64 Home Premium (laptop)

I've been on the phone with MS for the past two hours, getting shuttled around and dead lines. No one would tell me that Signature Support didn't open until 11am CT. I'm finally with one of their techs and we're worked our way past the repair link* into the custom install, where the four partitions show (and the new unallocated partition is there, but larger than I made it). The problem is none of them are recognized as Windows drives, tho one of them says Windows.

* I found a higher numbered version of SP1, but since I'm on the phone with MS I can't check it.
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18 Nov 2012   #14

Win 7 Home Premium and Win XP/SP3 Home 32 bit (desktop); Win 7 x64 Home Premium (laptop)

Ah, the solution: they're sending me another one overnight, and I'll call back when it's set up to have them walk me through the partition (not that I did anything wrong, but they have their own ways of doing it). The notion behind partitioning was to set up a dual boot with Win 8 for the time being, with the idea of learning it without having to dive all in. I'm marking this as solved, although from a technical standpoint it remains a puzzle.

Btw, the error message for why the Windows drive wasn't being seen as Windows eligible was that it was a GPT partition and Windows isn't.
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 Laptop SSD partition led to Windows not booting - Win Boot Mgr error

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