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Windows 7: Dual boot - remove 1st partition

05 Nov 2009   #21
archmisha

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Nope, Never had windows xp on it.

I cant boot to the windows anymore, so i wont be able to make a screen shot of the Disk Manager.
But before it was C as system and active.
I changed the active to Z, and now it wont boot anymore.


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05 Nov 2009   #22
archmisha

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Tried booting with installation disk and selecting repair, but it didnt help.
So i recovered from an image i had.

That is before running bootbcd and changing active partition.
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05 Nov 2009   #23
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Is everything back to where it was, same as the Disk Management snip you sent?

If you have a boot problem, you can try startup repair from the installation DVD, but you will have to run it at least three times, it can only do one BCDEdit command at a time.

If both your Win7 partitions are still there and you run startup repair it will repair the boot for both OSs.
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05 Nov 2009   #24
archmisha

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Now everything is back to normal.
So how can i proceed?
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05 Nov 2009   #25
gregrocker

 

Did you run Startup Repair at least 3 times, as it has multiple issues to fix?

Use Partition Wizard bootable to rightclick>delete the first partition, rightclick>mark the second partition active, rightclick>resize/move the second partition to include the space in the first partition.

Then boot into the Win7 installer Repair My Computer console and run Startup Repair 3 times, as it has multiple repairs to make to recover the boot.
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05 Nov 2009   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL - that ntldr message could have been fixed in 3 seconds.

Never mind.

Since you are back at square one - may as well try Greg's post .
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05 Nov 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL - that ntldr message could have been fixed in 3 seconds.

Never mind.

Since you are back at square one - may as well try Greg's post .
SIW2 I only go the automated route because I'm not as smart as you with all those line commands!

Can you confirm that Startup Repair can repair a MBR that is deleted over?

Should it have handled his Ntldr issue too, if run enough?
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05 Nov 2009   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

MBR - yes, it should.

Doesn't always fix that ntldr error automatically.

The automated route is fine.

Sometimes it doesn't do the job - sometimes there is a quicker way.
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06 Nov 2009   #29
archmisha

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thank guys, i am gonna try gregs way.
One question though, will the automatic repair try to change my drives letter?
Cuz when i delete drive c, i will be left with windows on drive Z...
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06 Nov 2009   #30
archmisha

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Ok i did everything, and windows loaded.
But it renamed my secind drive to C (from Z)
When my user loads it tells me it logged me into some temporary account, nd nothing works in there. I get "No sch interface supported" for every action i do...
There should be a way to do it without renaming the partition i think...
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