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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not boot

22 Jun 2011   #1
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 will not boot

I run a dual boot between windows 7 and Linux on my desktop.
I today I removed Ubuntu 11.04 as I don't like the new unity interface.
I then used my windows 7 CD to fix the master boot record. I decided to try out a new Linux distro called Moon OS so installed it in the partition which previously had Ubuntu no it. Moon OS installed fine. Later on I decided to boot into windows I got to the grub menu selected windows 7 the screen went black as if it where about to boot but then just came back to the grub menu page. I went back onto Linux and windows is still on my hard drive. I booted the pc back up using my super grub CD to see if that would work but the same thing happened. I have no idea why Windows will not boot as I have installed many different Linux distributions alongside windows 7 on this pc and have had no problem with it what so ever. Does anyone know what the problem is


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22 Jun 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try reinstalling GRUB.

Linux loves to damage Windows; it is like having a virus on your PC.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

well I just tried fixing the master boot record running bootsect /nt60 Sys /mbr didn't go down well now I have to use super grub to get the boot menu.
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22 Jun 2011   #4
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattD00 View Post
well I just tried fixing the master boot record running bootsect /nt60 Sys /mbr didn't go down well now I have to use super grub to get the boot menu.
Yes, linux is like a root virus.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

So you suggest reinstalling grub
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22 Jun 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

YES,
or
a clean install.
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22 Jun 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Best yet is to use separate HD's booted via BIOS boot order or one-time Boot Menu, to avoid GRUB altogether.
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23 Jun 2011   #8
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Whiles in the command prompt running of the recovery CD I realised that my C and D partitions have switched so all my system files are now on D and programs on C well the partitions them selves have not switched just the drive letters this is really strange any why do revert it.
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23 Jun 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

The letters sometimes read differently in WinRe than in the OS.
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23 Jun 2011   #10
MattD00

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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.
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