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Windows 7: windows 7 lost after duo installation

10 Feb 2010   #1
lucasko

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 lost after duo installation

I've had Windows 7 OS 64 Bit pre installed on my HP desktop, with one HD.

I created the new partition on HD. And reboot from my Server 2003 and installed it.
Installation was perfect until I discovered that my PC reboot and only server 2003 load up.

Win Server 2003 is limited edition for 120 days for study. I am screwed big time!!

I installed windows server on different partition, on G as I have only one HD. Original partition for windows 7 is still there but i can't access from my server OS.

I want my windows 7 back, how can I do this without windows 7 installation cd because it's pre installed???

Please help, I can not afford to buy Win 7 CD...

I've tried

1..rebuild boot.ini and scan (in recovery mode with server cd, bootcfg cmd)- no luck,

2..when i re write on Boot.ini (on server windows)with different partition(3)example then reboot again
there is boot menu option which I edited, then choose on win 7
asking for NTOSKRNL.exe file , so I copied the file and placed under the c:\windows\system32 - not working either

that's all I have, please help me


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10 Feb 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try this:

Startup Repair

Have a look at OPtion two:

System Repair Disc - Create
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10 Feb 2010   #3
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't use boot.ini.

Can you tell if the Win 7 partition is active?

Do you have a Win 7 recovery CD or anything you can boot to? It sounds like the Server 2003 overwrote your Win 7 boot priority and you need to change it back. Probably running bootsect.exe will fix it, but you need access to that utility.

If you hit F8 during boot, what happens.
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10 Feb 2010   #4
lucasko

windows 7
 
 

thanks for the responses, appreciate it!

I don't have Win7 cd coz of pre installed..I am not sure how to i get into start up repair and create system repair disc on Windows server..

Yes, I can tell the partition on win 7 is still there.. please show me how to used bootsect.exe
if I press f8 I can see the menu such as last know good configuration and safe mode ,etc

***but there is no repair you computer **

thanks in millions
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10 Feb 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This thread might explain it and it appears you should be able to find someplace to download the necessary utilities. Vista and Windows 7 use the same boot system.

Windows no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
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10 Feb 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lucasko View Post
thanks for the responses, appreciate it!

I don't have Win7 cd coz of pre installed..I am not sure how to i get into start up repair and create system repair disc on Windows server..


thanks in millions

Have a look at Option two:

System Repair Disc - Create
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10 Feb 2010   #7
lucasko

windows 7
 
 

i have vista sp 2 cd, does it contain bootsect.exe utility u mentioned?

i am reading on the link, are they same solution to the bootsect.exe?..

anyway, I'm gonna try on both and see what's come...

thank you ... but pls still in touch
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10 Feb 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Download and burn to CD the Win7 Repair disk from here: Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

Burn to CD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. Attachment 53260

Now boot the CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair at least 3 separate times with reboots.

The only reason this will not work to restart Win7 is if it is no longer marked active. To make sure Win7 is marked active, boot back into Win7 Repair CD, choose Command Line from recovery tools list, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (replace # with Win7 HD #)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with Win7 partition #)
ACTIVE
EXIT

Now return to Startup Repair to run up to 3 separate times with reboots.

You should also have a recovery partition on there. Look on the first bootup screen for what key(s) are to be pressed to trigger recovery. But it may have been disabled by Server2003 install. If so, you may need to order Recovery disks from your maker's tech support.

You can also use any Win7 installer to reinstall Win7 using the key on the license sticker. If you can find a Win7 installer we can show you how to unlock all versions so you can reinstall yours without the factory bloatware. Favorite apps or any missing drivers can be found on your maker's Support Downloads webpage for your model.
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10 Feb 2010   #9
lucasko

windows 7
 
 

thank theog... that's being me ... never check till the end!!

i'll try that too

thank you
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10 Feb 2010   #10
lucasko

windows 7
 
 

wow, thanks gregrocker, i think its active coz i have vista sp 2 cd, when i run it for recovery it recognize the win 7 being there .. but dont let me go forward saying not win 7..

i am gonna burn cd on my laptop and try that on my trouble pc

thanks again

you guys are angels
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