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Windows 7: Win7 won't boot

17 Oct 2009   #1
laggy

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win7 won't boot

So, I finally got my other problems fixed and got Win7 installed. Installed onto a 80gb hd, no partitions, to the unallocated space (just going to use the whole drive for my OS). It finished the installation, and went into windows. Then I installed a couple of drivers and attempted to reboot.

After my computer POSTs, it gets to the point where windows should start loading but it just doesnt work.

So i put my win7 cd back in, get into setup from the cd and look at my partitions. The drive I installed to is listed as a Primary partition instead of a System partition, so I'm guessing thats the problem. But why did it format it as primary instead of system, or does anyone even know if this is my problem?

Any help or answers would be appreciated.


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17 Oct 2009   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums Laggy
Have a look here
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Need some of your info
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17 Oct 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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17 Oct 2009   #4
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

If you installed on unallocated space, then the small System Reserved partition would be the system partition, and the partition with Windows installed on it would be the boot partition.

Did you by any chance delete this 100 MB System Reserved partition?
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17 Oct 2009   #5
laggy

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Teerex: it apparently didnt create the 100mb partition like i thought it was supposed to. Or least I don't see it.

@myzr/Doc Brown: Thanks, i called myself looking through those yesterday. Guess I didnt quite look good enough. Pretty easy fix! Booted into win7 again already. Thanks for the quick replies and information!
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17 Oct 2009   #6
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Your Welcome for the links laggy,
Could you tell us what resolved your problem so we know for future references. Hope that you stay with us and enjoy the SF
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18 Oct 2009   #7
laggy

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sure myzr7: I had to put my Win7 DVD back in, boot to the DVD Setup, go into command prompt, and run bootsect to give the drive a master boot record..after that everything seems good to go.
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18 Oct 2009   #8
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laggy View Post
Sure myzr7: I had to put my Win7 DVD back in, boot to the DVD Setup, go into command prompt, and run bootsect to give the drive a master boot record..after that everything seems good to go.
Glad you got Win7 going.

The tutorials in Seven Forums are very good, great that they helped you solve your issues.

Thank you for posting how you fixed the problem, this will help others with similar problems.

Let us know if you have any other questions.
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