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Windows 7: Reboot and select proper boot device

3 Days Ago   #11
lonny

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I've changed the BIOS so that WDC drive is the primary, same result - *"Reboot and select proper boot device"

Removed the hard drive and linked it to my working PC and via Explorer can view/open all folders.
What I've noticed is that the 100 GB System Reserved partition not there, confirmed it via MiniTool Partition Wizard. I suspect therefore it will never boot up.

Plan B - Why I cannot *start the PC to try and reinstall Windows 7 remains a puzzle.


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3 Days Ago   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

There are two types of disks: Legacy - MBR or UEFI-GPT
What kind of disk is your Win 7 disk?
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2 Days Ago   #13
lonny

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

"There are two types of disks: Legacy - MBR or UEFI-GPT"
Both MBR on this PC, the problem PC maybe more difficult.
Can it be seen via the BIOS? I tried before but did not see it there?

"What kind of disk is your Win 7 disk?"
This PC = Both WDC WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0 ATA 1 TB
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2 Days Ago   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Let's try another approach.
On BIOS. set the CD / DVD as your first boot option.
Boot from the Win 7 installation DVD.
On the main screen press Shift+F10 to launch the CMD window.
Type:
diskpart (to enter diskpart)
list disk (to list the disks. You will see your disk and the type (MBR or GPT)
exit ( (to exit diskpart)
exit (to close the CMD window)

Report
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1 Day Ago   #15
lonny

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Followed yr steps:
after "list disk" I see 0 = Online 465 GB / Free 211 GB
and four disks with No Media

Good or bad news?
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1 Day Ago   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What about the disk type (MBR o GPT)?


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1 Day Ago   #17
lonny

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry, that showed as MBR
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1 Day Ago   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On BIOS, set the CD / DVD as your first boot option.
Boot from the Win 7 installation DVD.
On the main screen press Shift+F10 to launch the CMD window.
Type:
diskpart (to enter diskpart)
list volume (to list volumes on the disk. Identify and take note of the Windows volume number).
select volume n (replace n by the Windows volume number from the previous cmd)
active
exit (to exit diskpart)
exit (to close the CMD window)

Shutdown, remove the DVD and see if it boots.
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13 Hours Ago   #19
lonny

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Success!
Booted up a few times to check and it's running 100% Have not yet done any work on it but started a few programs and all fine.
Thank you Megahertz07 for your efforts and diligence to see it through to the end, much appreciated.

Off topic - maybe I should start a new thread, I've not run MS security updates for some time, too risky. "Security only" KBs can no longer be trusted.
Read somewhere on this forum about Simplex pack but can you advise if it's safe?
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6 Hours Ago   #20
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
Success!
Booted up a few times to check and it's running 100% Have not yet done any work on it but started a few programs and all fine.
Thank you Megahertz07 for your efforts and diligence to see it through to the end, much appreciated.

Off topic - maybe I should start a new thread, I've not run MS security updates for some time, too risky. "Security only" KBs can no longer be trusted.
Read somewhere on this forum about Simplex pack but can you advise if it's safe?
Glad you have it working again.

My Windows update on services is set to Manual an on WU is set to never check. I install only the security only updates. So far so good.

On my laptop, after a clean install I have used Simplix. It is updated every month. Very good.

MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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