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Windows 7: Did I get myself into a bind with a clean install?

02 Dec 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP


How was the WD VR recognized before when plugged DISK2? Does it have different settings than previous HD?

boot back into Repair>Command Line and run "bootrec.exe /fixboot" and "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" without quotes

or if those don't work "Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

The last fix logged should have been repair/rewrite MBR. These commands will do that.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2009   #12

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

It was recognized as sata 6 and the settings were the same.
It is now recognized as sata 1 and it 2nd order on the boot sequence.

It looked like it was going to work but still won't boot. The ".../force" command said something like"
C: <\\?\ Volume............
Successfully updated NTFS filesystem bootcode
Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2009   #13

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Have we tried everything? Should I just go ahead and reinstall? Any other advice?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

02 Dec 2009   #14
Microsoft MVP


I was counting on Startup Repair to mark your C: drive active since it is not in the screenshot you posted.

This is supposed to be automated in Win7 Startup Repair.

But let's make sure:

Boot DVD>Repair console>Recovery tools, open a Command Line, type:

SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
SELECT PARTITION # (for Windows 7 partition)

Then rerun Startup Repair 3 times to get it started up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #15

Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Didn't work so I went ahead and reinstalled.
Thanks for all the assistance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2009   #16
Microsoft MVP


Could I ask if the Win7 partition was marked active before you tried to run Startup Repair.

I think that was the problem here, and means we need to have that done every time first.

Thanks and enjoy WIndows 7!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Did I get myself into a bind with a clean install?

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