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Windows 7: Can't get passed "Boot from CD"

07 Sep 2009   #21
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Yes, I looked at the tutorial, but the issue is that my OS is not listed there because it is looking at the "X:" drive for the OS, which is doesn't exist there, and not at my C: where it does it exist.


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07 Sep 2009   #22
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

X: might be a RAM disk. RAM disk is only used during install.

I think you should follow Tews' advice. It's the easiest thing to do.
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07 Sep 2009   #23
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

OK, I understand that but Tews "advice" isn't cutting it. I just explained what takes place when I follow the tutorial.

It does not see any errors and none of the Recovery tools work ... because they are looking at drive "X:"

Why can I not simply say "Hey Windows don't look at drive X: because Windows 7 is already installed on C:" ... it seems so simple, and I have never had this issue before in 12 years of building systems
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07 Sep 2009   #24
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Let me explain what happens with each of the Recovery options:

Startup Repair : Nothing. It is looks at drive X: and says nothing is wrong.

System Restore : You need to select which OS before using this tool, but I can't because it looks at drive X: and not C: where my OS is

System Image Recovery : Don't have a recovery image anywhere

Windows Memory Diagnostic : N/A

Command Prompt : I can access my C: drive from here and see alllllll my files ... too bad Windows can't.
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07 Sep 2009   #25
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm sorry if it isnt what you want to hear, but it will work... remember I told you that a repair install may not work, you may have no choice but to reinstall, but this happens sometimes... Good Luck...
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07 Sep 2009   #26
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

If I pull the W7 DVD out of the drive and restart I get a Disk Boot Failure and have to insert a CD in order to continue which just brings me right back to where I started.
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07 Sep 2009   #27
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you tried powering down your computer completely and then rebooting?
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07 Sep 2009   #28
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

So, in other words I am SOL because Windows isn't smart enough to say "Wait a minute ..."

This seems so elementary to me. Why can't I simply just boot into the C: any longer? Is there a way to manually remove these "boot" files that are on the X: temp drive using the command prompt perhaps?

I suppose my other option would be to put the old HD back in, run and install from the and then copy all of my files I need and then do a reinstall again on my main drive. but why? That is so ridiculous that there is no way for it to recognize and understand ... I have done this a thousand times with Windows XP.
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07 Sep 2009   #29
Christopher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit / Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have you tried powering down your computer completely and then rebooting?
Hi, thanks Dwarf, I tried this earlier as well. That was my first though, too.

I still get the Disk Boot Failure message on the screen, though.
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07 Sep 2009   #30
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Chris, stop delaying the inevitable... your situation is now FUBAR'd .. Format your drives with the Ubuntu cd and reinstall your OS, and learn from the situation... You really don't have a choice, you just haven't admitted it to yourself yet...
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