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Windows 7: Cannot boot Windows 7 Professional without DVD!

02 Nov 2009   #11
sushi714

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes, that's exactly it.

Type cmd in start search - when it pops up, rt click and run as Admin , then type: ( Press enter after each command.)

Diskpart

sel vol b

inact

exi

( to leave diskpart)

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

d:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force /mbr



Close cmd prompt.

Restart - without the dvd in the drive.
Okay, so I followed all of these instructions, but still ran into the following error:

File: Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc0000034
Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information.

I then restarted with the DVD in the drive again and it immediatly booted and took me to Windows 7 install. I went to repair and noticed there were no Windows installations listed, so I did a Startup Repair.

Took the DVD out after the startup repair and got the same error above during the boot again, so I restarted again with the DVD in the drive. I didn't boot from the DVD, but just left it in and let it start up on its own and it brought me back into Windows 7 again. Checked Disk Management to see if anything changed, but still looks like it did when I posted the screen shots.

So basically, I'm back at where I started...


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02 Nov 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did all the commands report as successful?

Open an elevated command and type:

bcdedit /enum /v

Post the contents it displays
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02 Nov 2009   #13
sushi714

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am unsure. I'm pasting everything in the cmd window below so you can see the results when I entered in the commands you suggested. (Basically, I'm trying this again, so I'll see if it fixes it the second time.)


Quote:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>Diskpart
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: PLATINUM
DISKPART> sel vol b
Volume 1 is the selected volume.
DISKPART> inact
DiskPart marked the current partition as inactive.
DISKPART> exi
Leaving DiskPart...
C:\Windows\system32>bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
Boot files successfully created.
C:\Windows\system32>d:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force /mbr
Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
B: (\\?\Volume{a41593c4-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Forced dismount complete, open handles to this volume are now invalid.
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.
C: (\\?\Volume{a41593c5-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode. The update may be unreliable since the
volume could not be dismounted during the update:
Access is denied.
E: (\\?\Volume{a41593d8-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
F: (\\?\Volume{a41593d9-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
G: (\\?\Volume{a41593da-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
H: (\\?\Volume{a41593db-c731-11de-b8eb-806e6f6e6963})
Could not open the volume root directory:
The parameter is incorrect.
\??\PhysicalDrive0
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive1
Successfully updated disk bootcode.
\??\PhysicalDrive2
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.
\??\PhysicalDrive3
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.
\??\PhysicalDrive4
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.
\??\PhysicalDrive5
Could not prepare disk(s) for update:
The device is not ready.
Bootcode was successfully updated on at least one volume.
C:\Windows\system32>
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02 Nov 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That looks right.
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02 Nov 2009   #15
sushi714

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

SIW2, you're a life saver!

Not sure what happened the first time I entered the commands, but seemed like the 2nd time did the trick.

Thanks so much -- now I can get back to my life!
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02 Nov 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you may have made a typo the first time.

Glad it worked for you.

Have fun.
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03 Nov 2009   #17
SpawnoChaos

Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think you may have made a typo the first time.

Glad it worked for you.

Have fun.
AWESOME! I just had the same problem... thank you for this!
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03 Nov 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Glad to see it worked for you - have fun running 7.
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10 Nov 2009   #19
NikeMike

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Thank you.

Resolved my issue as well. Greatly appreciated.
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01 Apr 2010   #20
venombmw

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi … I have a same problem with some differences … I format and install windows 7 Ultimate on my pc in my new raid array of 2 Intel ssd’s … I have made 10 format and installs the os because I cant boot directly from the array and I need to boot first from dvd and after from boot manager the windows 7 … I have make bootable the array from nvidia raid creator, the order in bios boot sequence is correct with array first in boot line but all the time I need the dvd support to run the os … if the dvd not present "disk boot failure" … with 10 formats and reformat and delete array and recreate array all from the beginning I can’t think were may be the problem … anyone can help me … sorry for my English …
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