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Restored DriveImage XML, Win 7 won't boot

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Restored DriveImage XML, Win 7 won't boot

Postby raiden1701 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:44 am

My Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit OS got messed up so I restored the original image I made from DriveImage XML successfully. Now when my PC boots, I get the mobo splash screen and then just a cursor. When I put my Win 7 install disk in I can "press any key" to boot from it and the DVD goes right to where I can repair my installation. It sees my partition and when I use the cmd prompt using diskpart, I can see that the win 7 volume is c:\, active, and all my files are in the right spot. However when I look at the volume numbers, my c:\ is volume 2 and my DVD drives are volumes 1 & 2. So how do I change my c:\ drive to volume 0? I've read that this is how you set the c:\ to boot properly. If I'm wrong please correct me.

The Win 7 drive is a WD 500gb IDE. When I put this drive into any other PC, it does the same thing. Mobo splash or POST screen then just a cursor. I can't enter Safe Mode or anything except to put a disc in the DVD drive and boot from it. I tried fiddling with my mobo settings and they are normal. If I take my Win 7 drive out and put it as a slave or as a USB external drive, I can see everything and do whatever with the files.
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Re: Restored DriveImage XML, Win 7 won't boot

Postby raiden1701 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:42 am

I fixed it. This is what I did:

Click on Command Prompt.

A) Type c: and press <Enter>.

Note Note
C:\ is the drive letter where Windows 7 is installed. You may replace it with whatever drive letter you want where you have installed Windows 7.


B) At the C:\ prompt, type cd boot and press <Enter>.

C) At the C:\Boot prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command.

Code:

bootrec /RebuildBcd
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
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