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Windows 7: Win 7 doesn't start after deleting XP

20 Jul 2009   #1
Foley92

Win 7 RC 64-Bit
 
 
Win 7 doesn't start after deleting XP

Hello guys!

1st: excuse my bad english.

My situation:

First I splitted my 320GB HDD into 3 partitions. One 4 data, one 4 Win7 and one 4 XP. So I started with installing XP on the bigger Partition and then Win 7 on the smaller one. Today I really love Win 7 and wanted do delete XP and his partition to add the space to the Win 7 partition.
But I forgot, that the boot files were on the XP-Partition. I couldnt format it in Win7 because it was a system partition so i deleted the files in the explorer & now I can't boot my OS. When my desktop-pc boots a message becomes reality: NTLDR is missing.

With the Win 7 DVD I deleted XP-Partition (in the INSTALL-Menu) & tried to repair the system with the startup-repair tool (there's a thread in this forum, i know). Although it displayed success, win 7 still doesnt boot and NTLDR is still missing.
Don't want to reinstall my Windows.

Can someone help me?


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20 Jul 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi Foley92, welcome to the forums.

If a 'Startup Repair' completes with no issues then you may want to try

Repair Install

This should also restore your Boot Manager, allowing you to boot.
Note   Note
This method is safe and does not delete your user files

Hope this helps




Jeff
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20 Jul 2009   #3
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi Foley92, welcome to the forums.

If a 'Startup Repair' completes with no issues then you may want to try

Repair Install

This should also restore your Boot Manager, allowing you to boot.
Note   Note
This method is safe and does not delete your user files

Hope this helps




Jeff
If not ... you can try the upgrade installation maybe? But Repair Install should work
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20 Jul 2009   #4
Foley92

Win 7 RC 64-Bit
 
 

Only works when i'm able to start win7.
well, it's bad, but i think i have to make a clean reinstall.
last minutes i saved some personal files with knoppix.
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20 Jul 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Foley92 View Post
Only works when i'm able to start win7.
well, it's bad, but i think i have to make a clean reinstall.
last minutes i saved some personal files with knoppix.
It should work booting from the DVD

You could try this,

Bott from the DVD & click 'Repair Options' then click 'Command Prompt'. From there type sfc /scannow this will scan ALL your system file integrity & replace damaged/changed or missing files.

Hope this 1 helps




Jeff
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20 Jul 2009   #6
Foley92

Win 7 RC 64-Bit
 
 

Sry, but too late
is installing now
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20 Jul 2009   #7
Foley92

Win 7 RC 64-Bit
 
 

I noticed, that the dvd doesn't see my win 7. only an "unknown os". (I have the german version, it's only a speed translation)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Ah, ok

Let us know if you have any other issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2009   #9
Foley92

Win 7 RC 64-Bit
 
 

Thank you for helping me!
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20 Jul 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Foley92 View Post
Thank you for helping me!
You're welcome, and hope you stick around
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