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Windows 7: Boot Failure

03 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 32 Bit
Boot Failure


I had a computer with windows XP in an older Hard Drive and Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit on a newer one. Windows 7 was installed after windows XP.

On startup, I got the dual boot screen, and I could choose between both.

I didn't want the old windows XP, so I formatted that old Drive (using minitool partition wizard). Result: no boot now from windows 7... I read on Microsoft website that I shouldn't have done that, since the PC uses the startup files from the older operative system to start the computer on a dual boot.

Now, what can I do to make my Windows 7 installation work? And even my CD Drive is not working. Is there any way to solve it through a USB Drive?


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03 Jun 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP


Mark Win7 Partition Active , unplug all other HD's, boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and holds its own System flag.

When you plug back in the other HD make sure the Win7 drive remains HD set first to boot in BIOS. 7 drive should also ideally be in DISK0 position in Disk Mgmt. You can achieve this if necessary by swapping the cables when you unplug.
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