Post subject: Windows 7 Boot Loader broken after deleting Windows 8 VHD Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:42 pm
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Help, I just deleted my Windows 8 VHD and I didn't do it right, now I'm stuck in CMD in my Windows 7 recovery disk and to make matters worse, instead of using the Windows 7 bootloader, it used my Data drive's bootloader (sort of). Now that Google searches had no help, I put my question to my problem here.
Help me, I'm hanging here.
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Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Boot Loader broken after deleting Windows 8 VH Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:07 pm
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it used my Data drive's bootloader (sort of).
Tried making sure your BIOS is booting from what should be the right drive? There's usually a drive priority order as well as a general boot order. Might be an idea to unplug all but your system drive while you identify the problem.
As long as your Win7 install is unharmed, you can rebuild your BCD from scratch using the WinRE.
FixMbr probably won't help, you clearly have a working MBR. It's the rest that wants looking at. Try /RebuildBcd
Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Boot Loader broken after deleting Windows 8 VH Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:11 pm
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OK I've had this happen to me before. What you need to do is boot from, a Windows DVD and go to where you repair your computer. Select boot Recovery or something on those lines. Then it should do some stuff and then go into Windows 7 and remove not delete the VHD.
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Post subject: Re: Windows 7 Boot Loader broken after deleting Windows 8 VH Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:40 pm
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I just recently had this problem for the future with this problem. When I deleted the win8 partition just boot the windows 7 dvd do a startup repair the first time you do it will have errors when you try to repair it just reboot the disk again and do a boot repair and it should work I can't remember if it gave errors the second time but it worked.