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Windows 7: First boot wont boot

04 Jun 2009   #1
Skvarnsk

windows xp pro
 
 
First boot wont boot

Hi, Im new to this forum but from what i've read it seems to be a nice one!

My problem is that after the installation of win7 "7100.0.090421-1700_x86" is finished and it does a first reboot everything goes fine until after the
"press any key to boot from cd/dvd" message. I do not press anything and after this message it is totally stuck. Ctrl+alt+del will restart it but nothing helps..

Im installing on a clean partition on the same hdd as my xp pro

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

//Patrik


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04 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Try taking the dvd out of the dvd player

Ken
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04 Jun 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Oh My bad welcome to SF and dont hesitate to ask. We all are in learning mode and I cant begin to tell you how many times I have asked.

Ken
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04 Jun 2009   #4
Skvarnsk

windows xp pro
 
 

Thanks!
Its not that easy though. I get stuck at the same place even if I dont have a dvd in. Or even if I remove the optical choice from my boot order.
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04 Jun 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Not sure what you mean.

You should only get press any key to boot from cdrom once.

Then it will do windows loading files and continue with install.

You shouldn't get it again.

Do you get after that , when 7 is trying to complete the installation.?

If so, it must mean Bios is trying to boot from cdrom drive at that point.

Might be worth resetting Bios to default - see if that helps.
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04 Jun 2009   #6
Skvarnsk

windows xp pro
 
 

If I remove the disc I dont get it again.. But it still stops at the same place, just where that question usually comes
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04 Jun 2009   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It can't find anything bootable.

The hd is listed 2nd in boot order at that point?

I assume the XP partition is still set as active?

You might need to use a bootable partition manager to make sure it is, or even the 7 dvd - go to system recovery options and use Diskpart commands to do it.
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04 Jun 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Just looked at your system specs - you have 2 hd's attached, it seems .

Which is first in the boot order, and have you changed it.
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04 Jun 2009   #9
Skvarnsk

windows xp pro
 
 

All right, that sounded like a smart move.
Any tips for a bootable partition manager?
And how do I do this: "go to system recovery options and use Diskpart commands to do it. " ?

ans: Im not sure what it was by default, but ive tried both ways. I believe my system disk is ch1 and the other one ch0, if that matters.
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04 Jun 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

Probably easier to use Gparted ( free) unless you are familiar with Diskpart commands.

d/l from here:

SourceForge.net: GParted: Downloading ...

SourceForge.net: GParted: Files

burn the iso to a cd , boot the cd - it shows your hd - a bit like Disk Management , it will say "boot" next to the active partition.

If you need to mark a partition active, rt click it and select "Flag On".

If I remember correctly, you then have to click the "Apply" button to get it to actually do the change.

Might help if you can get into XP and post a screenshot of Disk Management window, a bit like this:

First boot wont boot-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg


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