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Windows 7: Boot problem

13 Sep 2010   #11
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You may have to move the data off the data partition and delete it before PW CD will allow you to Modify>Convert to Primary the logical partition containing Win7 on DISK1.

Once it's converted then Modify>Mark Active, set DISK1 as first to boot in BIOS setup, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console and run Startup Repair 3 separate times with reboots until it starts.

You would be much better having your Win7 installations on one HD booted separately via BIOS (the smart way) with Ubuntu on its own HD. GRUB will corrupt Win7. Look at the Move feature on PW CD to copy your Win7 partition onto the Win7 HD. Then use EASYBCD 2.0 to set up a Dual Boot on the same HD for both Win7.
I probably confused you with my description that differs form the screenshot. I edited the original post to match the screenshot, maybe it'll be less confusing.


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13 Sep 2010   #12
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netsoul View Post
"Is there another boot manager on the "Disk 1 partition 1"?"

Before I installed Ubuntu it was W7's boot loader. Now it's GRUB that also boot W7.

On Disk 2 partition 1 it was WinXP, then dual boot WinXP/W7. Now - nothing :-0


That's why I asked, that complicates everything, I have no experience with Grub so I'll have to let others help you from here on in, if handled the wrong way Grub will destroy everything.

I probably confused you with my description that differs form the screenshot. I edited the original post to match the screenshot, maybe it'll be less confusing.
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13 Sep 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, you will have to mark the partition as "Active" after it has been converted to a "Primary" and then run the startup repairs to get Windows booting.



Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
First off, Windows will not boot / is not able to boot from an "Extended, Logical" partition, you will have to convert the partition to a "Primary" partition.
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13 Sep 2010   #14
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at the tutorial at the link below, you will have to mark the partition as "Active" after it has been converted to a "Primary" and then run the startup repairs to get Windows booting.



Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
First off, Windows will not boot / is not able to boot from an "Extended, Logical" partition, you will have to convert the partition to a "Primary" partition.
Well, but it's already Primary and Active! Do you see that on the screenshot? Or am I missing something?
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13 Sep 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netsoul View Post
Here disks are in the reverse order. What I need is to make W7 boot from Disk 1 Partition X from the screenshot.



Is this not correct?
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13 Sep 2010   #16
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netsoul View Post
Here disks are in the reverse order. What I need is to make W7 boot from Disk 1 Partition X from the screenshot.



Is this not correct?
" What I need is to make W7 boot from Disk 1 Partition X from the screenshot"

That's correct. but please re-read the original post - I edited it to match the screenshot so that it would not be in reverse order. I may need to remove those confusing posts about reverse order now... Sorry!
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13 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

PLEASE, just start here and show what you neeed, don't edit anything that's TOO confusing!
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13 Sep 2010   #18
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
PLEASE, just start here and show what you neeed, don't edit anything that's TOO confusing!

Ooops, it's too late, i edited. But starting over:


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Boot problem
Dear folks,

I have 2 HDDs on my system.

Disk 0 has 3 partitions (1) Windows 7 (another installation), (2) DATA, (3) EMPTY for Linux
Disk 1 has 3 partitions - (1) Win XP, (2) Windows 7, (3) DATA

I boot from one disk or another (via switching the boot order in BIOS) depending on what system I need to use.

Yesterday, i was installing UBUNTU on Disk 0 partition 3, and when installation asked me for a SWAP partition I set Partition 1 of Disk 1 since I do not use WinXP anymore. Linux installation was successful and it marked that partition as SWAP type, however...

When I tried to boot Windows 7 from Drive 1 it said "Operating System is missing".

I tried System Recovery's bootrec.exe /fixmbr /fixboot on Disk 1 (!) but it did not help.

What would you recommend to make it boot Windows 7 from Disk 1 partition 2 (drive X)?


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13 Sep 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

So you need to get "Disk 0 C:" booting?




You need to run 3 separate startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create boot files to the "Disk 0 C:" while it's the only HDD connected.



Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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13 Sep 2010   #20
netsoul

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
So you need to get "Disk 0 C:" booting?

No, I need to get "Disk 1 X:" booting. Please disregard disk 0 for a moment. I mentioned that only to describe where SWAP comes from. Please treat Disk 1 independently - like if it was the only disk on the system.
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