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Windows 7: Partition table lost after Hibernate

25 Sep 2010   #21
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Take the time to read this entire tutorial.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Ok, running the sequence of startup repairs. Will post back.


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25 Sep 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK I'll be here.
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25 Sep 2010   #23
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
OK I'll be here.
Startup repair is unsuccessful each time. Should I still run it 3 times?
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25 Sep 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It takes at least 3 and sometime 4 successive startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create a new set of boot files to the new location.
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25 Sep 2010   #25
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It takes at least 3 and sometime 4 successive startup repairs with a system restart between each repair to create a new set of boot files to the new location.
im getting BOOTMGR error sometimes when trying to get back into Win 7 install DVD. What does that mean?
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25 Sep 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you actually have more than 1 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) connected in the PC?

If so you may have to disconnect the other HDD and leave only the one you want to do the startup repairs to, then you may have to start over and mark that as "Active" and then do the startup repairs.

See why when a snip of disk management (if available) is so helpful?
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25 Sep 2010   #27
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Do you actually have more than 1 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) connected in the PC?

If so you may have to disconnect the other HDD and leave only the one you want to do the startup repairs to, then you may have to start over and mark that as "Active" and then do the startup repairs.

See why when a snip of disk management (if available) is so helpful?
lol yes. Although I did list a second HD in my first post titled Backup i think. I will give that a shot and post back.
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25 Sep 2010   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes sometime that is necessary to get it to create the boot files to the new location.

Sometime a second partition/HDD gets marked active through some kind of error and having 2 actives makes life very difficult when this process is needed.



We'll be here, do remember to post back with an update.
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25 Sep 2010   #29
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Problem solved. Now, what the heck happened?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Yes sometime that is necessary to get it to create the boot files to the new location.

Sometime a second partition/HDD gets marked active through some kind of error and having 2 actives makes life very difficult when this process is needed.



We'll be here, do remember to post back with an update.
I'm into Windows woot and thanks!

Disconnected the 2nd HD and was able to reboot in Windows. I then reconnected the 2nd HD and restarted in Windows again.

This problem occurred after I Hibernated last night. The only thing I can think of is that Hibernate set my HDs to use really low power. When I woke up the computer, the BIOS got confused which HD to boot off of and it selected the 2nd HD (storage device) rather than the 1st with the System and Windows partitions.

The second thing I noticed is that the SATA cable I have has two branches. One was connected to each HD. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I switched the branches because one of them looks like the main trunk and the other looks like a branch off the main.

Maybe because the main trunk was set to the 2nd HD, my BIOS saw that as the Primary Master and the 1st HD which actually has Windows on it as the Slave. Is there a difference in the SATA cables like one branch is always supposed to be main and the other is slave?

Is my theory plausible or can anyone else offer a possible cause of this?
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25 Sep 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

First, I want to say I'm glad you got back in and thanks for the update.



Now I'm going to read the rest of your post to see if I can help with an explanation but if others have ideas be sure to post because I'm often clueless.
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