Windows doesnt start - DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

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  1. infifi

    infifi New Member

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    i was using windows vista and then i installed windows 7 on a diferent partition.
    now windows 7 was on drive C and vista on E.
    today i decided to delete the vista partition and after doing that (with paragon partition manager) i got the "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".
    i used the paragon recovery cd and undeleated the pertition, i tried all the option in the "boot corector wizard": "correct boot.ini files", "correct BCD files".... and nothing helped.

    how can i fix this problem? i dont want to reinstall the windows..

    thanks.
     
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    A startup repair from the system disk using the "repair my system" option on the first screen or download a startup disk from neosmart should get you back into windows ?

    what has most likely happened here is that your windows 7 install added itself to your Vista boot manager files then you removed them when you deleted and or formatted that drive :eek:
     
  3. infifi

    infifi New Member

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    thank u very much.
    startup repair really fixed the problem.

    now that it works.. how do i delete the vista partition without causing boot problems?

    thanks.
     
  4. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    well you deleted the vista partition so the boot files should now be written to C: ?

    have a look in disk management and see which drive is listed as system, boot ?

    type bcdedit into an elevated cmd prompt to check where your boot loader is ?

    In theory there can't be anything on the deleted old vista partition now ?

    you should be able to simply merge it using disk management ?
     
  5. infifi

    infifi New Member

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    i didn't really understand what ti do..

    in the disk management it says: c is boot and e(vista partition) is system.

    bcdedit says:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\***>bcdedit

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=E:
    path \bootmgr
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {d266b612-d68e-11de-94c8-92221fc05042}
    displayorder {current}
    {9c950031-61dd-11dd-8408-e94a263881a5}
    {d266b616-d68e-11de-94c8-92221fc05042}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 1

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {d266b614-d68e-11de-94c8-92221fc05042}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {d266b612-d68e-11de-94c8-92221fc05042}
    nx OptIn

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {9c950031-61dd-11dd-8408-e94a263881a5}
    device partition=E:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Microsoft Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice partition=E:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {9c950032-61dd-11dd-8408-e94a263881a5}
    nx OptIn

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {d266b616-d68e-11de-94c8-92221fc05042}
    device partition=G:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
    locale en-US
    osdevice partition=G:
    systemroot \Windows

    and the old vista partition still has the vista on it..

    what do i do next?
    thank you.
     
  6. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

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    so what was it your deleted here ?
     
  7. infifi

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    i deleted E (vista), and after i didn't manage to boot i undeleted it with paragon recovery cd.
    now i want to delete it again.
     
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    can you please post a screenshot of disk management ?

    In theory there is no reason why you shouldn't copy all of the boot files (bootmgr, bootsect.bak and boot-directory’s files) from E: onto C: then right click and make C: the (system,active,boot) partition ?

    >> this page << walks you through it ?

    once you have your bootloader on the same drive C: as your windows 7 OS then you should be able to remove vista drive E: :cool:
     
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  9. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    To put the boot files on the Win 7 partition, you can use the bcdboot command. If C: is your Win 7 install, open an administrative command window and type the following followed by enter:

    bcdboot C:\Windows /s C:

    This will put the boot files on the Win 7 partition. Then make that partition active and reboot. It should boot back into Win 7 using its own partition.

    If something goes wrong, make the Vista partition active again and you will be back where you started.

    I just saw someone that changed the booting partition and for some reason got a "Windows Not Genuine" message. I do not know the details yet, but let us know how it goes.
     
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    it worked perfectly, and i didnt get any "Windows Not Genuine" message.
    THANKS.
     
  11. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Glad it worked. I think the other poster I was watching had some other issues.
     

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