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Windows 7: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

13 Oct 2010   #20
Omegaman007

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Bare Foot Kid,
That worked great! Once I disconnected the other drives (I did it in BIOS so I didn't have to open the box), Startup Repair fixed the problem on the first pass.

Thank you very much for the help sir!


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13 Oct 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Omegaman007 View Post
Bare Foot Kid,
That worked great! Once I disconnected the other drives (I did it in BIOS so I didn't have to open the box), Startup Repair fixed the problem on the first pass.

Thank you very much for the help sir!


You are most welcome, I'm pleased I could help!
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17 Oct 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've just done a re-work of this tutorial, especially Option Two to make it clearer to understand if someone can't boot into Windows to mark the desired partition as active for the repairs.
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29 May 2011   #23
vert

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Great help thank you
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29 May 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vert View Post
Great help thank you



Hello again mate, glad I could help and be sure to keep me informed.
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21 Jul 2011   #25
GaryGSA

windows 7 64
 
 
Help Please

Hi I have tried your suggestions and I have some questions.
I have a Windows 7 installation DVD as well as a repair CD - I have trie dusing both
I cannot get into windows at all so I tried using diskpart (must i do diskpart everytime I restart or just the first time)
I set the partition that will be my C: drive with windows as the active partition (is this correct or should it be the 100Mb one)
It now shows the operating system (in Startup Repair) as C: Windows 7 (recovered)
I select this and the first time it takes a long time running Startup Repair
Each time after that it is quick and gives message that no errors found
But after a number of times running with the dvd / cd in and doing startup repair (always at least 5 ntimes) if I try to boot from the disk I just go straight into startup repair

Please tell me what i am doing wrong

Thanks

Gary
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21 Jul 2011   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Gary, welcome to Seven Forums!


If windows will start and, before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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07 Aug 2011   #27
danger47

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes thank you indeed. My sister just phoned me and wants to come and get me to stay at her place up north for a week to 10 days to help clear my head a bit about my health news and so I think I will go and resume this topic when I get back OK? I hope I'll be able to think much more clearer when I return. I'm trying to follow all the instructions but my mind is racing a million miles an hour right now. Please don't be offended if I don't continue right away, I really really do appreciate all the help!!!!!
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08 Aug 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danger47 View Post
Yes thank you indeed. My sister just phoned me and wants to come and get me to stay at her place up north for a week to 10 days to help clear my head a bit about my health news and so I think I will go and resume this topic when I get back OK? I hope I'll be able to think much more clearer when I return. I'm trying to follow all the instructions but my mind is racing a million miles an hour right now. Please don't be offended if I don't continue right away, I really really do appreciate all the help!!!!!
Hello again.


No problem mate, it has been our pleasure; take all the time you need and just post back to the thread you started and we'll pick it up right there when you're able.
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22 Aug 2011   #29
greekhop

Win7 Ultimate x64 & WinXP SP3 x86 Dual Boot
 
 

Hi and thanks for the great tutorial. Just wanted to point out a minor thing that could help it be a little more clear. The info you have under step 3 in method 1, should probably go in as a final step in Method 2. It took me a little while to realize that, so I was like "when do I do the 3 reboots?". Or at least thats what I think is what your supposed to do...

I also have a question, is it possible to set the partition you want as active in disk manager and set the partition you want inactive in diskpart (in an elevated cmd promt?) In other words to combine the methods? Or does one preclude or mess up the other?
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