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Windows 7: WIN 7 does not boot after reformatting HD. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04 Sep 2011   #11
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Gunnar do you have access to a Win7 Installation DVD to do the clean reinstall I suggested?

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04 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gunnar34 View Post
I get the impression the acer cant find the boot files. So, I am **not** supposed to have the boot files on the same partition as the OS?
I believe that W7 will normally install a 100Mb partition to a bare drive for booting, and that Acer has done this as well, at least as I said with my own Acer Netbook.

Then the Recovery disks appear to NOT be for recovering to a bare drive, but rather only to the C: partition.

Maybe I can try to mount my own recovery disks (3 .iso images I made and set aside) and see if I can tell what's in there.
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04 Sep 2011   #13

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When All Linux code is deleted using CLEAN ALL, the Acer Recovery Disks will make 3 partitions.
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 WIN 7 does not boot after reformatting HD. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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