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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not boot

26 Jun 2011   #21


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattD00 View Post
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.
Did you run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots from the DVD Repair console?

Often a Recovery partition in first place will be marked Active at factory to enable it's hotkeys to work. I would also try Repairs with Recovery marked Active. It may also boot into Factory REcovery so be prepared with what you want to do with that.

Irreparable Windows 7 is common with GRUB on the HD.

You can copy out your files: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 via the Windows boot manager.

Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #22

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Reinstalling with a Factory Recovery Partition will not delete GRUB.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #23

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Yeah I tried the start up repair option but it didn't work i was just given this message.

Windows 7 will not boot-imag0013.jpg

When booting the CD I get the option of these two partitions tried it with both and get the same message

Windows 7 will not boot-imag0012.jpg

When using the super grub boot disk the only OS that is found is windows vista in the WinRE partition where no OS is installed.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Jun 2011   #24


Highlight the Win7 listing in your second screenshot, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

If you can see the partition which had GRUB and delete it, Repairs might work if they don't otherwise. DiskPart Command-Line Options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #25

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Yes that is what I have been doing but i keep on getting that error
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #26


You have wiped the partition which had GRUB? What did you use to do this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

If you have recovery discs (like me), use those. If not then a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #28

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

bootsect /nt60 all I ran that form the command line on the repair disk and that got rid of the grub OS selection screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #29


That command which is also automated in Startup Repair only attempts to recode the boot sector to default to Win7 boot manager. It is not at all the same as wiping the HD (sure macro solution) or doing a partition-specific wipe of the partition which contains GRUB (possible micro solution) to stop it from conflicting with and corrupting the Win7 boot manager.

The tool to do the partition-specific wipe is free Partition Wizard Use the Bootable CD
using Option 3 in the tutorial linked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2011   #30

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Not 100% sure where grub was installed I think it was on the windows partition.
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