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Windows 7 not booting

Discussion in 'General Software' started by sonnytiger, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. sonnytiger


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    I know why its not booting, when I installed Windows 7 Home Premium x86 I had two hard drives, a 1TB and a 1.5TB. I had to take out the 1.5TB one to send back to western digital to get a new one, but Windows installed the bootloader to if for some reason, so now I can't boot from the drive that Windows is actually on! What can I do? I assume I have to get a bootloader on the 1TB drive somehow. Also, before you ask, the hard drive works just fine.
  2. newtekie1

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    Boot from the Win7 DVD.
    On the second screen, after selecting the language, Select Repair your computer down in the bottom left.
    It should automatically install the bootloader on the drive.
    If it doesn't select Advanced Repair options and then select Startup repair.
    If will have you reboot, if the computer still doesn't boot, do the process again. It sometimes takes 2-3 times before it gets everything installed on the drive to get it booting.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
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