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    Windows 7 - No Operating System Found

    Ok So now i feel like a noob! but i haven't really repaird windows vista/7 before from cmd.

    Anyhow, come back from work today turned on my laptop and it just comes up with "No Operating system found"

    Boot of a live CD and the installation is there.. fine so i havent lost anything

    I am presuming the MBC has corrupted or something...

    I have booted from my Win 7 Disc, managed to get to the command prompt.. does anyone know what commands i have to type in to fix this.. or at least atempt to.. i dont really want to format this machine!

    Cheers

    James.

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    Can you not boot from the Disc and do a system restore like you can in Vista?

    PS: its your own fault for running an OS that is still being tested

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    yh i did that and no joy..

    i know yh it's a bugger it's been great until today i dont know what's happend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    yh i did that and no joy..

    i know yh it's a bugger it's been great until today i dont know what's happend...
    Are you running it on your new laptop?

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    yes lol i fell out with vista and xp is not supported on this hardware. installing xp decreases the performance!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    yes lol i fell out with vista and xp is not supported on this hardware. installing xp decreases the performance!!
    I am slightly been won round by Vista its worrying me lol.

    I have noticed though since i have upgraded to Vista on my brothers two laptops they do seem more quick not sure why.

    Anyway sorry to hijack!

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    Yeah i think vista is fine for the general user, i think in a way i made the wrong choice of laptop as i use mine for work etc so i probably would of been better of with a Latitude or a Dell precision, as the Studio Series are mainly for home.

    Anyway, yh dont worry i'll give you a -1

    Cheers

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    I presume Windows 7 has a Recovery Console when booting off the disc? Try:

    Code:
    fixmbr
    Also, if you type "help" it should give you a whole list of commands. Be interesting to see if Windows 7 has anything new. One feature which would be useful is accessing and editing the Registry which you currently cannot do from the Recovery Console!

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    Its actually bootrec.exe /fixmbr

    but that never did anything anyway, in which i thought it woul.

    "Help" and "?" dont seem to bring up anything

    RegEdit < brings up the registry editor so that is something new

    I tried bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD and it scans for windows installations and find 1 it ask's to add installation to boot list i press yes and it says "Element Not Found"

    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 31st March 2009 at 12:45 AM.

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    ANd nothing in the actual repair menu works? (Can't remember what there is without booting off it!)

    More to the point, which build are you using?

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    Just wondering does it give you a chance to press F6 or some other key to give you a chance to add drivers for the SATA hard drive or anything like that ?

    If you use a live disc to backup the data you want to keep and just do a fresh install ?

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    I am using build 7057 x64

    and i dont really have any data on there apart from programmes, everything is stored on an external hard drive. i just did not want to have to re-image it. i think it will be time for maybe a restore cd this time round then hehe.


    It does give you the chance to install drivers for harddrives... i could try that i suppose.. i have done everything else i can think of.. every option it gives you is automated and i have tried all those all i have left now is a command prompt in which gives me more options !! If only it had some help

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    As a last hope try chkdsk, its the last thing I can think. Either that or the disk boot sequence has changed, sounds like its not even seeing the MBR from the windows disk as you would get a NTLDR error usually with that.

    Have you tried using the Super Grub disk to try to see the bootloader for it?

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    I did boot into linux if thats what you wondering but i am stupid and never thought to check the boot.ini file as that might help

    chkdsk already tried.

    It's a bugger wish i knew how it happend as well. owell i'll try looking at the boot.ini file and see if i can make sence of that

    Cheers

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    The super grub disk is a boot disk based on linux but it allows you to boot from any of your hard drives without a boot loader. Tis very useful if you uninstall linux after you have grubbed your hard drive! Means you can get back into windows wihtout having to wait 3 hours for the vista disk to boot!

    Anyhow its on the Ultimate boot cd which also includes Cute Partition manager. The other thing i can think of is, is the partition still marked as active? Im not sure why it wouldn't be but its something to check.

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