Solved Windows 7 will not boot up again...

October 29, 2011 at 12:09:09
Specs: Windows 7/Windows Vista, 2.933 GHz / 512 MB
I am just going to make this quick. I have Windows 7 and Windows Vista installed on my computer. I was trying to delete my Windows Vista partition so I could have more room on my Windows 7 partition, but the Windows Vista partition was set as primary. I tried setting it to logical, but it said it will not do it. Anyways, I made the Windows 7 partition the active one; that did not help. (NOTE: I HAVE NOT REBOOTED TO SEE ERROR) resized the Windows Vista partition to as small as it can, and my Windows 7 partition bigger. (I used EaseUS partition editor) THEN I rebooted. "BOOTMGR is missing. Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart." (Probably due to setting Windows 7 as Active) I fixed that problem; don't ask how. Then the EaseUS partition editor started up (Before OS boot up) and it did it's job. Then when it rebooted, I told it to boot up Windows 7, and it showed the "Starting Windows" boot up screen. Whoopie it's not dead! FAIL. After it went off, I expected my cursor to be in the middle of the screen, but instead, it restarted. (BIOS settings are required to restart not BSOD but I can set it to BSOD if you want me to) Help.

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October 29, 2011 at 20:57:51
Drop in the Windows 7 install disk, boot to that, go to custom/format and delete the Vista partition, back out of the 'install' and then proceed with a Start Up Repair from the install disk. The Start Up Repair will replace or repair the boot sector so you can boot to Windows 7. Later when you are in Windows 7, try fixing the partitions with Disk Manager, if this does not allow you to do what you need it to do, then you will need the other partitioning tool to do that part for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
October 29, 2011 at 12:44:03
Make sure the Windows 7 partition is set to "inactive" and the small, System Reserved partition set to "Active".

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October 29, 2011 at 15:22:38
I cannot do that. I want to delete the Windows Vista partition. And either way, how would I set it to active? I cannot boot up the computer.

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October 29, 2011 at 17:14:42
Good news and bad news: Good news is that the problem is fixed. Bad news is that I still want to delete my Windows Vista partition. They are both primary and I do not know how to delete a primary partition. I cannot convert it to logical. Help.

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October 29, 2011 at 20:57:51
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Drop in the Windows 7 install disk, boot to that, go to custom/format and delete the Vista partition, back out of the 'install' and then proceed with a Start Up Repair from the install disk. The Start Up Repair will replace or repair the boot sector so you can boot to Windows 7. Later when you are in Windows 7, try fixing the partitions with Disk Manager, if this does not allow you to do what you need it to do, then you will need the other partitioning tool to do that part for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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