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Windows 7: Cant Boot - Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inacces

10 Jan 2017   #1
Epicity

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cant Boot - Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inacces

I can't log in to my old windows 7. Error: The Boot Selection Failed Because a Required Device Is Inaccessible shows up before the booting of the disk.

I've tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition. Still not working.


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10 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the forum.
How did you tried repairing with the win7 disc and marking the partition as boot partition if you can't boot?

Please edit your profile and add ALL your hardware specs so we can see what you have.
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12 Jan 2017   #3
Epicity

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used the win7 iso boot from iso and a linux boot disk. I also have another win 7 installed on another harddrive. And I can still access the disk, so it's not like it's dead.

Usually with two windows installed, it shows the option to boot into either one. But it just boots into the one that works and doesn't show an option to boot into the one that doesn't work.
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12 Jan 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Try this.
From the working win7, open a CMD window and type chkdsk x: /f where x: is the drive that isn't booting. Pay attention to the results. If it finds bad clusters or bad blocks, your disk is dying.
- Detach the other drive (that has the win 7 that works)
- Boot from the Win 7 installation disk and go to boot repair. Try to repair it.
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13 Jan 2017   #5
Epicity

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

IT is an SSD, not sure if that plays a part.

0 bad sectors but there are 9284 reparse records processed (dont' know what that does)

Also, I've already tried repairing it before and it failed. There's also a System Reserved disk that pops up with it as well. I remember from my laptop days that's something to do with boot? Not sure if that popping up as legit disk space is somehow breaking the system.
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13 Jan 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On a disk, System Reserved partition is normally used for boot loader. On a OEM computer it may have the tools for maintenance (like Factory Recover). On UEFI-GPT drive it has the boot loaders that take you to the OS partition.


Open Disk Management, expand the columns, and with the snipping tool, take a snapshot and post the image as an attachment.
(Go Advanced- Manage Attachments - Browse - upload)
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14 Jan 2017   #7
Epicity

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So the H disk and the System Reserved (Disk 0) is the one i'm having trouble booting with.


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14 Jan 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You didn't expand the columns so I can't read the status.

Witch disk has Window installed?
Disk 0-P2 (H) is mark as active - Does it has Windows?
Disk 1-P1 (C) is mark as active - and I suppose is the one you booted from.
Disk 3-P1 (D) is mark as active - Does it has Windows? It doesn't has any free space.
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14 Jan 2017   #9
Epicity

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do you mean expanding the status column?

Disk 3 does not have any windows on it, but both windows does use it as desktop, documents etc.

Disk 1 is the one I booted from.

Disk 0 as a whole, is the one with windows and the one not working.


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15 Jan 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Disk 0 (SR+H:) doesn't have the boot loader.
I don't know how did you installed win 7 on it, but it's possible that the boot loader was on Disk 0.
Remember: When installing an OS (Win or Linux) ALWAYS detach all other drives.

BCD edit can fix some boot problems. EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
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