Windows 7 windows will not boot because of a virtual drive

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  1. dvicemuse

    dvicemuse New Member

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    hello.

    i mounted an unbootable iso image via power iso and forgot about it when i rebooted my computer

    now when i try to boot into windows i cannot boot up because of a screen that sais "boot from cd_"

    failed solutions:

    pressing f8 to get to the safe mode options
    loading optimized defaults in my phoenix bios
    disabling all boot devices except my hard drive from bios
    tapping f10 to get to the boot menu and selecting my hard drive as the only boot device

    all of the listed failed solutions resuled in the same "boot from cd_" screen

    is there a way to disable a virtual drive from a phoenix bios?
    or is there way to boot into a command prompt from bios?

    the only other solution i can think of right now is to pull the hard drive out and put it in my friends computer as a secondary hdd then booting into his version of windows to access my hard drive and delete power iso

    has anyone encountered this?

    any help would be appreciated

    thanks in advance
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    What happens in Safe Mode.

    Ate you using Virtual PC or just PowerISO

    Have you tried Last Known Good Configuration?

    Here's info I found:
    Note: Do not attach to VHDs on the same system on which you created them if you plan on booting from them. If you do so, Windows will assign the VHD a new disk signature to avoid a collision with the signature of the VHD's source disk. Windows references disks in the boot configuration database (BCD) by disk signature, so when that happens Windows booted in a VM will fail to locate the boot disk.

    This will not solve your problem
     
  3. dvicemuse

    dvicemuse New Member

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    power iso

    i cant even get to safe mode...

    am i doing something wrong

    i thought it was f8 and or f6 but neither will get me to a safe mode option

    command prompt from bios? is that possible?
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    No, there is no command prompt option in the BIOS.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I have no experience with this, so all I can do is guess.

    Have you done a cold boot?

    What options do you show in the bios for boot priority?

    Leaving it alone will boot to the .iso anyway, as opposed the the "hit key to boot to DVD" option?

    Once it boots, you cannot turn it off or get into Win 7? Or is you only option booting to the VHD?
     

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