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Windows 7: Dual boot question windows 7

14 Nov 2010   #11
michaelB2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

diskpart. Am I right, when setting W7 partition to "active" I have to set the actual active partition to "inactive"? Or does startup repair does it automatically? And, do I have to run startup repair three times, or could it be necessary to run it more than one time if it doesn't fix it. This part I do not understand...


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14 Nov 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Don't be concerned, just follow this tutorial starting at Option One and you will be ok.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


You are making this harder than it needs to be, all you needed to do was follow along from Option One to mark the C: as active then do the 3 separate restarts with a system restart between each repair to recreate the boot files to the C: partition; it will take more than a single repair and you don't have to mark anything as inactive, it will be done automatically.

You didn't need to use diskpart.
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14 Nov 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



My apologies for being unpleasant earlier, I just have 17 things going on today.



In disk management right click the C: partition and click "Mark as Active" then put the Windows DVD or repair CD into the CD-ROM and restart to boot from that to do 3 startup repairs, they can all be done at once but you have to restart the PC between each repair for it to work.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
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14 Nov 2010   #14
michaelB2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
update

Had to spent time with my boy, so now an update:

Well, it doesn't work, everything went fine until I wanted to select OS to start the 3 startup. 7 told me "sorry with dvd not possible to...." Guess DVD might be corrupted.

So, now what? Creating Rescue CD and trying with it? Or getting 3rd party app?

cheers
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14 Nov 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

What was the exact error message? Is this a DVD you have recently installed with successfully?

Try using a Repair CD: System Repair Disc - Create
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15 Nov 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Naw according to the snip he posted, there's no System Reserved partition.

The repair CD Greg posted the link for should do the job.



One question though; you don't have the Windows 7 SP 1 public Beta installed, do you?
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15 Nov 2010   #17
michaelB2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

to gregrocker: Yes, I installed my 7 from same DVD. I will create Repair CD.

to bare foot kid: (Public Beta) Not, that I know off, under properties it says just windows 7 ultimate, nothing about version...
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15 Nov 2010   #18
michaelB2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Repair cd ready. So, now I do the "diskpart" part booting into it with the 7 dvd, change the active partition?
Than I boot into the Repair system with the repair cd?

Or can I do all steps necessary with booting from repair disk?

Thanks in advance
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15 Nov 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

That's right, boot into CD, press Shift F10 to open Command line then use the diskpart commands linked earlier to mark Win7 partition Active.

If Shift F10 doesn't work, boot into Repair CD, click through to Advanced recovery Tools list to open the Command Line.

After marking Active, return to CD Recovery Tools list to Run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.
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16 Nov 2010   #20
michaelB2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, here I am again. Used the repair cd, everything went fine. Boot went right away into 7. The partition with xp is still listed as primary but not longer marked "active", can I format or delete it now? Anything to look after before that?
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