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Windows 7: NTLDR is missing (I deleted the Win XP partition)

21 Apr 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Be sure the Windows 7 partition is active.

Then run the following from the command prompt:

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd

BOOTSECT /NT60

Now, if the Windows 7 partition happens to be Logical, instead of Primary, you will have a problem. Let us know if that is the case, and we can show you what to do.


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21 Apr 2010   #12
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Be sure the Windows 7 partition is active.

Then run the following from the command prompt:

bootrec /fixboot

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd

BOOTSECT /NT60

Now, if the Windows 7 partition happens to be Logical, instead of Primary, you will have a problem. Let us know if that is the case, and we can show you what to do.

Hi. Thanks. I'm certain that the partition is a primary one.

Code:
X:\Sources>bootrec /fixboot
Element not found.

X:\Sources>
Should I continue with the other commands or stop?
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21 Apr 2010   #13
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did the repair disc detect your installation?
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21 Apr 2010   #14
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Did the repair disc detect your installation?
I didn't use the dedicated repair disc, but rather the Windows 7 installation disc (just in case there's a difference). Even after loading the SATA drivers, it does not list any installation in the System Recovery Options window. It stays blank, like this one: http://mywindowslife.com/wp-content/...ry-options.png

When I try to load the SATA drivers a second time, I get the error: 'Installation has failed' but that might be a normal response to try to load the same drivers after they were successfully loaded the first time... or it may indicate that they weren't and can't be loaded??
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21 Apr 2010   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It sounds as if your partition is not active.

You may also try running BOOTSECT /NT60 C: from a command prompt.

The repair disc is just a lighter version of the installation disc. It just doesn't have the actual installation files on it.
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21 Apr 2010   #16
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
It sounds as if your partition is not active.

You may also try running BOOTSECT /NT60 C: from a command prompt.

The repair disc is just a lighter version of the installation disc. It just doesn't have the actual installation files on it.
But, I really have marked the partition as active several times.

Here's what I get from this command:
Code:
C: <\\?\Volume|107df338-4dc5-19df-8b7b-806e6f6e6963>>

        Successfully updated FAT filesystem bootcode.

Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
How should I respond?
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21 Apr 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

FAT fs?

At the command prompt, type:

diskpart

lis vol

( make a note of what it says)

exi

Post up exactly what it said.
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21 Apr 2010   #18
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
FAT fs?

At the command prompt, type:

diskpart

lis vol

( make a note of what it says)

exi

Post up exactly what it said.

Oh, I think I see what you're getting at. Indeed, C drive is a USB flash drive and F is the letter assigned to my Windows 7 partition.

Should I try BOOTSECT /NT60 F:?

Code:
Volume ### - Ltr - Label - Fs - Type - Size - Status - Info
Volume 0 - D - GRMCHPXFREP - UDF - DVD-ROM - 3075 MB - Healthy
Volume 1 - C - SEAN 1 - FAT - Removable - 963 MB - Healthy
Volume 2 - E - SPINRITE V6 - CHUBBY - Removable - 245 MB - Healthy
Volume 3 - F - Windows 7 - NTFS - Partition - 92 GB - Healthy
Volume 4 - G - Gurtrude 50 - NTFS - Partition - 303 GB - Fit as a  fiddle

Edit: I tried BOOTSECT /NT60 F:, restarted and got the error:

Quote:
BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart
The game is afoot!
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21 Apr 2010   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Type :

bcdboot f:/windows \s f:

press enter.

Then make sure F is marked active.

diskpart

sel vol 3

act

exi

Then restart the pc.
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21 Apr 2010   #20
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Type :

bcdboot f:/windows \s f:

press enter.

Then make sure F is marked active.

diskpart

sel vol 3

act

exi

Then restart the pc.
Windows has booted, thank you, but now something perculiar has occurred. After Windows loaded, it said 'preparing your desktop' for an extended period of time, which it doesn't normally do. And right now it says at the bottom, right hand corner 'This copy of Windows is not genuine'. I believe this is a mistake. I have the official pressed CD, with an official product key print onto a label with a silvery/holographic strip running through it. Could this have been caused when I resized the partition using Partition Wizard? I resized it to incorporate the space created when I deleted Windows XP.

Also, although I can hear activity on the HDDs, I have no interface with which to interact. Just a cursor on a blue background with:

Windows 7
Build 7600
This copy of Windows is not genuine

(which I'm quite certain isn't true - it's never said this before and has been validated many time in order to download updates - the disc itself has a holographic portion around the edge - it smacks of quality; not like something someone printed and stuck on)

Edit: I can get the task manager, looking very Windows 95-esque, if I press Ctrl Alt Delete and select Task Manager. From Task Manager, I can access a 'Run' dialogue, but some programs wont run. Internet Explorer wont run. Notepad will run.
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