cant boot to OS

December 16, 2009 at 11:14:32
Specs: Windows Vista home premium 32 bit
ok, i have my hard drive divided into C and Z (i named it) and i had vista in c and 7 in z. recently y formated c an left win 7, but now when i start the computer it reads: canot find OS. I figured out that the comp usually boots on c, but how can i make it boot on z, without starting win??

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#1
December 16, 2009 at 11:22:13
I think I know what`s the problem......The system tries to boot from C:\, but no OS present...now you should tell it to boot from Y:\

Delete C:\ Partition, rewrite boot sector and MBR and set Y:\ Partition as active...

You can do this from Windows XP CD ( recovery console )

to rewrite boot sector >> FIXBOOT

to rewrite MBR >> FIXMBR

to set Y:\ as active >> assign [[letter=l]/[mount=path]] [noerr]


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#2
December 16, 2009 at 13:43:15
Sorry to say the first partition is the one the bios boot hands off for booting. You need to recreate c:, mark it active and then do a recovery of windows 7 to boot again.

Perhaps this will help
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...


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#3
December 16, 2009 at 14:49:29
Boot loader was on the (what you call c) drive. Boot to vista dvd and use repair tools. That is if you mean you only have a Vista install now.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
December 16, 2009 at 20:57:21
ok I can of solved the problem by re installing vista on C:, but now I cant use Windows 7...

The Boot menu, at the start up says>

Microsoft Windows Vista
Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)

Its ok when i click vista, but when i click win 7 It restarts, and if i type F8 it also reboots. PLease help with my new problem.


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#5
December 17, 2009 at 08:32:59
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#6
December 17, 2009 at 14:32:01
Do a repair on the W7 install, boot from DVD. Vista and W7 use the same type of boot application.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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