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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not booting after partition mess

17 Jul 2014   #1

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Windows 7 Not booting after partition mess

Hey guys, C0RE O5IVE here again, I know it's been a while since my last thread but hey, I'm back! With another issue, relatively similar to my last one just a different chipset now ...

So basically here's the story. I installed ArchLinux 7 months back, enjoyed it for some time and then since recently I thought that it would be time to head back to windows since I am a programmer and I just like the windows development stack more than anything. So I deleted my partition in arch linux using gparted and completely fixed it up to NTFS after booting into partition wizard from a usb. I used the windows recovery method to boot into a repair disc illustrated here: -- Then I did the bootsect /nt60 c: /mbr + bootrec /fixmbr like usual. Now I'm stuck with an issue, and I've attempted the yumi windows install with the ISO and its just not working. So at first, I just removed the old grub loader in effort to get the windows 7 bootloader back but now when I boot I get this error: "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". Though when I pop in my windows 7 sp1 32-bit install disk and slap any key it just stalls there with a blinking cursor without ever loading. I have no idea what could be the issue here. I even tried formatting 2 seperate usbs as windows 7 boot cd's with YUMI usb installer and UNET. I have no idea what I can do now. Any suggestions guys? As always, all help is appreciated!


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17 Jul 2014   #2


It's never going to repair if you dont first Mark the Win7 Partition Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times which runs all necessary repairs of which bootrec is only one.

If media continues to fail to boot even after resetting BIOS to defaults, use the latest official Win7 ISO for your licensed version burned to disk or stick with the tool provided in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also includes everything else that can be done to start it.
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