Windows 7 doesn't boot after deleting XP partition

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  1. Taron

    Taron New Member

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    Hello,

    I run Windows 7 for at least 4 weeks and I never had problems with it, so I decided to remove the now unneeded XP Partition.
    My Problem is that after this Windows 7 refused to boot.
    I suppose that either the Windows Bootmanager was on the XP Partition I removed.

    My Partition Table is:

    1. Primary Partition - Ubuntu Linux
    2. Extended Partition (with three Parts)
    - 4 Gb Linux Swap Partition
    - 80 GB NTFS-Datapartition
    - 40 GB Windows 7 Prof. Partition

    The XP Partition I removed was on another Primary Partition.

    If I boot the Windows 7 DVD the Startup Repair Option doesn't recognize the installed Windows 7.

    What can I do to repair the installation?
     
  2. nmsuk

    nmsuk Windows Forum Admin
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    If you boot off the cd and goto repair and goto the command prompt. and change directory to your dvd and a folder called boot. When there run bootsect.exe /nt60 yourdriveletter: /mbr /force . Hopefully that should then fix to boot if the first method didn't. You may have to find the partition your windows is on first.
     
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  3. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    You need to have a Primary ntfs partition marked Active. Then run startup repair.

    You could convert the 7 partition into a Primary and mark it active, or create one from the unallocated space. The 7 boot critical files will be placed on that active partition.

    If you want to convert the 7 partition - you need a special tool - Paragon partition manager for example.
     
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  4. tblount

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    Is there a way to run Paragon if he can't boot?
     
  5. nmsuk

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    If the op can get to the command prompt on the dvd then I think diskpart should do it.
     
  6. SIW2

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    All decent Partition managers have a boot disc ( perhaps not some of the freebies).

    You can't convert logical to primary non- destructively using Diskpart.

    You can use Diskpart to create a partition from the unallocated space and mark it active.

    Easier still to use the free Partition Wizard boot disc - d/l from here and burn the .iso to cd-r as an image - not as data(don't format the cd).

    http://www.partitionwizard.com/download/pwhe41.iso

    http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

    Boot the cd - it asks you to select a display resolution. MAKE SURE NUM LOCK IS ON -at the top rt of your keyboard - pres Num Lock - a light should come on.

    Type 1, press Enter - the PW program will start.

    Either rt click 7 partition partition select Modify>Make Primary, OK. Then rt click it again Modify >Mark Active, OK . Apply.

    Or rt click Unallocated space and create new Primary ntfs partition and mark Active.

    Hope it helps.
     
    #6 SIW2, Oct 13, 2009
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