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Windows 7: Startup repair menu doesn't see an operating system

20 Jan 2012   #21
dave83

windows 7 64 bit home premium pre installed
 
 

Hey greg... I got another prob on repairing the windows $. Its my friend laptop. I did the same way they way u show here. But when i try to replace the partition on command prompt. Theres only one partition (0). As i remember when i type the list partition, there should be more than one partition to when i select the partition. Do u know how to fixe that?


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20 Jan 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

What are you trying to do exactly? Trying to "replace a partiiton on command Prompt' isn't understood.

If you're trying to reinstall, just unplug all but the target HD, boot into Installation DVD, select Custom install, choose the target HD, use Drive Options to delete all partitions, click Next. Clean Install Windows 7
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20 Jan 2012   #23
dave83

windows 7 64 bit home premium pre installed
 
 

Do u know the 3 times on startup repair with reboots. After that we have go to the command prompt to do the diskpart. And select disk #. that laptop windows just only have 0 partition. So no partition that i can replace. Do u know what im saying?

The windows is not listed when i try to repairing using the repairing disk.
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20 Jan 2012   #24
gregrocker

 

In that case I'd test the HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

In case the Diskpart is the problem you might want to boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to mark Active the Win7 partition or its 100 mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it). If you do this, then click the Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, reboot. This may preclude the need to run Repairs.
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20 Jan 2012   #25
dave83

windows 7 64 bit home premium pre installed
 
 

I think i have to give up... Its kinda complicated than my first case. The problem is same problem. But i dont know y when i replece the disk partition... The result always failed...
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21 Jan 2012   #26
gregrocker

 

What partition are you trying to replace with Diskpart, and for what reason? What was done with the PC that is causing it not to start now? Have you run Startup Repair repeatedly? What does it report?
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21 Jan 2012   #27
dave83

windows 7 64 bit home premium pre installed
 
 

Ok. Do u remember about the bootmngr is missing when the start up. So itried to ur method on the forum. I did repeatedly three time with reboot. And do the diskpart. And after that startup repair again till three time after reboot. But its still the same. Cant be done. Still on the black screen and mesgs said that i have to put in the recovery disk to do the repair... U know that right if been repair, the windows 7 should be listed on repair system...
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21 Jan 2012   #28
gregrocker

 

Try opening the Command Line from System Recovery Options,
type bootrec.exe /fixboot
followed by bootrec.exe /fixmbr

Now close the Command Box and see if Startup Repair gets any traction, reboot to see if it shows an installation now.
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21 Jan 2012   #29
dave83

windows 7 64 bit home premium pre installed
 
 

I all ready gave it back my friend's laptop. Ill let him know.... Thanks man... Really apprecite that. I think i have try bootrec before. As i remember its seems like nothing after bootrec.
A question for u. Are ya working at some IT company????
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21 Jan 2012   #30
gregrocker

 

Have your friend work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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