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Cannot boot to Windows 7 Partition after Windows 10 installed

Q: Cannot boot to Windows 7 Partition after Windows 10 installed

I have 3 partitions on my hard drive: Windows Vista, 7 and 10. Previously I had Vista, 7 and 8.1 and so I upgraded the latter partition to Windows 10 using the free upgrade option that appeared in the system tray. Since then, I have only been able to boot the computer into Windows Vista and 10. When I boot my computer I am shown the 3 choices of Windows version on my computer (Windows Vista, 7 and 10) but when I try to boot into Windows 7 the screen remains blank for a time and then the computer reboots without entering Windows 7. I have looked at the files on the Windows 7 partition and they look 'normal'. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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You can try Startup Repair but I don't know if that will help
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My pc info -

AMD Athlon(tm) 5150 APU with Radeon(tm) R3

Motherboard Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
Northbridge AMD K16 IMC rev. 00
Southbridge AMD Kabini FCH rev. 7.2
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 4 GBytes

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)

vendor American Megatrends Inc.
version F2
date 06/20/2014


I have windows 7 installed on c drive.

I would like to dual boot with winxp.

I slipstreamed with AHCI driver.

When the windows xp installation menu loads to partition choosing page.

It shows my whole HDD as one partition.

The partition is like - Partition1 Unknown.

WinXP is not able to read the hard drive partition.

How can I fix this ?

Thanks and Regards
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A:Windows can't be installed - Must Be Installed on Partition NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See if this clears up how to enter the custom install to format the drive,
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A:Windows 8 dual boot installed, Windows 8 won't boot up. Black Screen!

I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
I can get W8 to run but then on every restart or reboot I can not get back to Vista from the "blue dual boot screen". I select Vista as the OS, the laptop goes to the Acer splash screen and then the screen goes black and the HDD light goes off completely. And that's it. Have to do a forced shutdown holding power button and then on next reboot it will go to Vista.
Fortunately I have full Acronis disk images so I can just revert back to before all this but like you I really want to try W8.
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, i wanna use windows 7 too ,anyone help please im desperate !!

A:I have Installed windows xp in my d:\ partition ,


Download this tool BCD Editor - Windows 7 / Vista.
It has a Dual-boot Repair utility. Start it and click on "Automatic Repair". Confirm.
This will make your system boot by default to Windows 7.

When booted in Windows 7 run Visual BCD Editor. Right click in the tree view and select "Create missing Windows loaders". Confirm.
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It`s a partition you would use to retore your PC if your current OS becomes corrupted.
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A:Windows 8 installed on only one partition

Boot the DVD in UEFI mode.

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
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A:trying to run GTA IV installed on C/ from windows 7 partition D/

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A:Windows XP Installed Twice on same Partition

Because I did not have the original XP CD, I had to use a friend's CD that he had downloaded from somewhere, but it is fine. It didn't even ask me to put in my CD Key.Being that he downloaded XP from somewhere and slipstreamed this OS, and being that you install your friends OS on your computer makes it an illegal installation and falls this category in the forum rules.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.
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The computer originally had Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit but all i have is a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit CD im not sure why it wont install any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows Cannot be Installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

Hello and welcome Zlaxon mate may I start by asking why you are installing a 32bit version over a 64bit version of Professional?.
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A:Ran out of space on partition with Windows installed on it

You can extend the partition that you have installed Windows into, but in my opinion it would be a better idea to use a program such as Easus Partition manager; at;
The free (Home) version is fine for a job like this.
An alternative I have used is at;
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Anyone can help?

A:windows must be installed to a partition formatted as ntf.

Originally Posted by Magda

Hi All,

I have a problem with installing Windows Vista. My computer always run on Vista and after the system failed I tried to format and install it again. During the installation process when I get to the point I am supposed to choose a disk where I want to install the system I get stucked. I can't install it to the biggest disk (called there as unallocated space) as it says: windows must be installed to a partition formatted as ntf. The two other partition I have are too small to install it there. The option to format the disk is greyed out so I can't format it either. I can't do partition as it gives me the following error 0x8004240f.
I can't go back to the factory sttings as there is another error during this process.

Anyone can help?


you need a 3rd party app to format it. I use parigon disk suite 2009 and its trial is free. it will let you format, partition, move, and resize. after the format you shouldn't have a problem installing there

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A:Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

ummm, ok
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A:3 Windows Xp Professionals Installed in 1 Partition! NEED HELP

Please post a screenshot of your hard drive...from Disk Management.

FWIW: Just because you see three options at the boot screen...that doesn't mean that there are 3 installs.

When you boot into many Windows folders do you see on your system partition?

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A:Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

Delete both those partitions, then try.
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A:Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

The drive may have bad clusters on it. Download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image with IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD. Run the Quick and Advanced tests. If there are too many bad sectors, you might need to get a new drive.
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A:Windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1

Quote: Originally Posted by balla123

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Does it give you an option to format the new HD ?
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A:Windows seven installed on a single partition?

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Windows 7 can only be installed on NTFS volumes
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A:Installed Windows XP in wrong partition...HELP!!

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A:Windows Cannot be Installed to Disk 0 Partition 3

After you get that error did you still try to click on Next ?
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A:Windows 7 won't boot - the partition table does not have a valid system partition

Hi did you read the rest of the thread Solved Invalid system partition - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums
you could always try the info here Ntldr is missing error in windows 7 boot - Microsoft Answers
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A:Any risk in creating partition after Windows is installed?

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It was my first time installing windows 7 so i didn't know anything about system reserved partition.
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Now my c: drive, with windows on it, is labeled system reserved.

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That`s a crazy way to do it and not the right way, but hey......

Did you use one of the tutorials and follow it correctly ?

If you do not create a partition and install windows, it will make a SR partition and a C: partition with your OS.

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You're also missing the System Flag which apparently should be on the partition marked Active. Run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to see if it appears. This proves that the System is bootable and marks the partition booting the OS which will also be dual booting.

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A:Win7 installed on non boot partition

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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

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Welcome to EightForums.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Windows 8?

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Windows 7 version:
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A:Windows won't boot after resize Windows partition


Please follow these steps:
Boot from Windows 7 CD
Select 'Repair My Computer'
Press 'Start-Up Repair'
Let it run, when it completes Restart the PC
Boot back into the Windows 7 CD
Select 'Repair My Computer'
Press 'Command Line'
Enter the following commands, after each you must press ENTER:
bootrec.exe /FixMBR
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After these commands have run, close the command line and restart the computer.

Let me know what happens.


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As your HD set up is about the same, have look at my post here:
Follow this base tutorial:
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My installation is on a USB.

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Hi djpejsen

Have look at these tutorials:

Repair Install

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Follow the instruction on this link might help:
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Hello, welcome to SF!

Try a system restore: System Restore

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