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Windows 7: Repartitioned, removed vista now stuck at blue screen not bsod

19 Aug 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
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I thought you were trying to repair an existing installation.



Where did you get the install disk from?
I made a rec disc from my backup system.

I am trying to repair that installation, fixing the mbr from command prompt got it to that point




You are supposed to do a startup repair not a repair install to fix boot problems, have a look at the difference in the 2.



You may have to do a "clean all" and a clean install, is there anything on the HDD that you don't want to lose?

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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19 Aug 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

First the Windows 7 partition must be marked Active for Startup Repair to write or repair the MBR to it. From the Command Line accessed by booting the Repair CD or Install DVD Repair console, Use Method Two here: Partition - Mark as Active
System Repair Disc - Create

Once the Win7 partition is marked Active, boot back into DVD/CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to see if Win7 will start. Startup Repair

The non-geniune error during cloning or repartitioning usually means the drive letter has slipped. If that is the case, download and burn to CD free Paragon Rescue CD. Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

Boot the Paragon cd - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector. Correct drive letters in the system registry.
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20 Aug 2010   #13
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I thought you were trying to repair an existing installation.



Where did you get the install disk from?
I made a rec disc from my backup system.

I am trying to repair that installation, fixing the mbr from command prompt got it to that point




You are supposed to do a startup repair not a repair install to fix boot problems, have a look at the difference in the 2.



You may have to do a "clean all" and a clean install, is there anything on the HDD that you don't want to lose?

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Thanks for the help, and sorry I wasn't clear with what I was doing. I did try to startup repair, and it wouldn't work until i made a sysrec disc from another computer. At that point I was able to get back to the windows login screen. After getting there I could sign in but the screen would not get farther than the preparing your desktop... screen until I used ctrl+alt+delete and started the process ''explorer''. When explorer loaded it was with a ''temporary profile''. I never got farther than that.
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20 Aug 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Go through the steps given in my last post and it should resolve the issue.

You either need to do the Startup Repair correctly by marking Win7 "Active" first, or more likely you have had your drive letter slip (change) during repartitioning and need to correct it in Registry using program I linked.
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20 Aug 2010   #15
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go through the steps given in my last post and it should resolve the issue.

You either need to do the Startup Repair correctly by marking Win7 "Active" first, or more likely you have had your drive letter slip (change) during repartitioning and need to correct it in Registry using program I linked.

Thanks Greg,

I ended up getting a different drive and fresh installing. I'm currently pulling my old documents from a backup and the drive in question. Thank you for the advice, I did have win7 marked as active, startup repair didn't do anything, but I think had I seen your advice before destroying the installation I would have been able to fix it. I didn't realize a drive letter slipping was cause for a not genuine message, but I think that's what happened. The drive went from Windows C: to Windows D:

It was probably time to fresh install anyways. I had gone from office 2007 to 2010, i7 920 to 930, and switched between multiple hard drives including a ssd not to mention going from an 8600gt to a 260gt to a Radeon 5850 video card, and numerous other hardware changes.

That reminds me, time to update system specs.
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21 Aug 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Yes, it def sounds like you're ready for a clean reinstall. Some tips:

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the SUpport Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Don't change drivers given by installer unless it improves performance.

Install Programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup that don't absolutely have to start with computer like AV or gadgets, lest they become freeloaders and can spy on you.

When you're done, clean and order the HD perfectly with state-of-the-art CCleaner and Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly.

Then save a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or a replacement from image using DVD/Repair CD in 15-20 minutes.
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