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21 Apr 2011   #1

Windows Vista Business (Netbook) Windows 7 Ultimate (PC)

Hi Guys,

This is quite a long story, So let me get straight to the point. :)

On my Dell Optiplex 360 Computer (Windows 7-Ultimate) I partitioned the hard drive to make space for another windows installation. I then installed Windows Vista Ultimate on it.

All of that went successfully but after a while it became useless for me and my computer.
I then uninstalled Window Vista and deleted the partition so i would have one partition on my hard drive (Windows 7).

So then every time i started up the PC it would load boot manager and it would ask me if i would like to boot to Windows Vista or Windows 7. I had deleted Windows Vista from my computer so i thought it shouldn't be there.

Then, i found this program that deletes the boot option (As in it deletes Windows Vista off from the boot manager). So then i went ahead and deleted Windows Vista from the boot list. After, i just tested to see it would work, So i restarted my computer and it loaded the boot manager again.

And the problem is that i only have Windows Vista as an option instead of Windows 7 !
I tried to do everything to fix this but it never worked, and when i try to boot to Windows Vista it says that the boot file is missing (Thats because i deleted Windows Vista!!).

So then i put my Window 7 Install Disk in the CD drive and the CD Drive was making a loud buzzing noise. I opened the case and it was literally broken.

So all i need to know is how i can get my option to boot to Windows 7 on my Boot Manager !!?

I cant use a Disk Drive. I presume the only way is to buy a new one or to Boot from a USB ?

Please Post comments regarding this problem,



Also i CANNOT access my computer

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21 Apr 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello adam, welcome to Seven Forums!

If Windows 7 is still there you need to make sure it's the Active partition and if it is do the 3 separate startup repairs discussed in this tutorial to recreate the "System" boot files (back) to Windows 7.

Start by having a look at Option Two #3, to see if it's active.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You can use the outline in this tutorial at the link below to make a bootable USB of the Windows 7 installer and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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21 Apr 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Try tapping the F8 key at bootup to see if you get the Repair My Computer console on the Advanced Boot Tools list.

If so, accept any offered repair. If it fails to boot Win7, boot back in to see if it discovers the Win7 installation to repair, then run Startup Repair from the Recovery Options list up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

If no Repair console appears on F8 Tools menu, write the Win7 Repair CD ISO to flash stick using WinToFlash.
System Repair Disc - Create

Boot into Repair console System Recovery Options Command Line to make sure Win7 partition is marked Active using DIskpart commands given here: Partition - Mark as Active

Then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times to write the System boot files to Win7 partition.
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22 Apr 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


You can order MS Replacment disks from here:
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From your OEM manufacturer's web site.
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