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I only have Windows 7 installed. I accidentally deleted the System Reserved Partition and now I can no longer boot into Windows 7. The installation of Windows and all my files still exist in the partition, but without the System Reserved Partition I can no longer boot.

After I deleted the System Reserved Partition I moved left the primary partition to fill the space.

Is there any way I can "reinstall" that System Reserved Partition and the boot files?

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Try to start new installation on different partition than you Windows installation exists. At some point - system partition will be restored. Or try to run installer (Windows DVD) in restore mode. –  Maximus Dec 2 '12 at 14:06
I can see the files of the old windows installation but not recover from it. –  mauris Dec 4 '12 at 11:58
Have you tried re-creating a small 100 MB partition to the left/before the Win7 partition, as before, then running Startup Repair from the DVD? –  Karan Dec 4 '12 at 17:32
I tried that too. After the recommended 3 Startup Repairs, the partition remains empty. –  mauris Dec 4 '12 at 22:25
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You'll need to run a Startup Repair. See this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html.

You will need a Windows 7 installation disc to do this since you can't access Windows tools on your hard disk.

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I tried Startup Repair. sometimes it will just say it finished and restart, but still doesn't boot. Other times it'll just say Startup Repair is not working. –  mauris Dec 2 '12 at 22:39
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