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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not boot

23 Jun 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Yes, if the drive letter actually slipped as it can do sometimes during repair or reimaging, boot FREE Rescue Kit Express | PARAGON Software Group

Boot the Paragon CD - select Normal Mode , then Boot Corrector.

Correct drive letters in the system registry.



Release the letter D first, if necesssary.


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24 Jun 2011   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattD00 View Post
that may be the case for optical drives and some hard drive partitions but surely it goes against protocol changing the letter for the C: drive or partition. I am pretty sure this is why windows is not wanting to boot as the current C: partition is not my actual C: partition is there any why to switch them round again.
If you have partitions before the partition letter C: this can read differently.
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24 Jun 2011   #13
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I burned the program to disk and tried to sort out the dive letters but the C: partition is still coming up as D: and so on.

I am not 100% sure what I need to do see I look some screenshots to see if anything could be figured out from them.

Windows 7 will not boot-imag0007.jpg

It comes up saying windows 7 and vista when I don't even have vista installed

Windows 7 will not boot-imag0008.jpg

This shows the partions I have on my Hard Drive. The 2nd one down is the C: partition with all the System Files. There is then an extended partition which is my D: drive which has then been partitioned for my Linux install.

Windows 7 will not boot-imag0009.jpg

I tried renaming the volumes here but I didn't get much luck when it came to fixing the problem.

If you want anymore screenshots I can provide them.


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24 Jun 2011   #14
theog

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As you installed Vista first, than Windows 7.
In Recovery Console, Vista would be C: Windows 7 would be D:
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24 Jun 2011   #15
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

My PC did have vista on to begin with but I formated the hard drive and did was windows 7 clean install. But in the recovery Console when i type 'C: dir' It lists all the directories from the D partition which i keep all my programs and files in.
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24 Jun 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

It shows correctly that Win7 is C, the 100gb which you say you have System files on.

The Logical extended is D which is your data partition, correct?

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to mark Win7 partition Active, then highlight HD and from disk tab choose Rebuild MBR. This may preclude the need to run three Startup Repairs from DVD Repair console to repair or rewrite the System files to WIn7.

Post back camera snap of maximized PW window.

Once you have Win7 started you can set up your Dual Boot as recommended here: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony

As Theog indicates all bets are off with GRUB on the HD. You should have wiped the HD to get it out of the boot sector because it is corruption itself to Win7.
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24 Jun 2011   #17
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

So i burnt that program to CD booted it up and it showed that my Partition with all my data in it was now unallocated space. I went to boot back into Linux but as the partition was unallocated the operating system was no existent. I have no idea what has just happened as I was running Linux burnt the CD using Linux and then rebooted the machine. The CD ran and saw that all the space was unallocated without even pressing anything how could this of happened.
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24 Jun 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

Run the Partition Recovery Wizard from PW CD Wizards tab. It will normally find and restore deleted partitions if they have not been wiped from the HD.

Once you restore the WIn7 partition, mark it Active and run Rebuild MBR from DIsk tab after highlighting the HD with PW CD. If it won't start then boot the DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.

You can attempt to Explore the partition from PW by rightclicking on it. IF files are seen then they can be rescued: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console. Files should always be backed up during any repartitioning or reinstall.

Again, all bets are off since GRUB was not wiped from the HD before reinstall.
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26 Jun 2011   #19
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I managed to recover everything of my D: partition and set the C: partition to active using diskpart with the windows repair disk.

I then fixed the master boot record with the PW CD

but still no luck windows is not booting.

This is all the operating system detected by super grub
Windows 7 will not boot-imag0011.jpg

This is my partitions listed in diskpart after making C: active
Windows 7 will not boot-imag0010.jpg

I also ran Fdisk in the linux terminal to view the partitions table
Windows 7 will not boot-fdisk.png


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26 Jun 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattD00 View Post
So you suggest reinstalling grub

YES,
or
a clean install.
You have two options.

If go for a clean install,
Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs

We can than give you better help.
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