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I have a problem with my Windows 7 Ultimate. It can't boot from the hard drive but it boots from a Windows Ultimate DVD. I tested:

  • bootrec.exe /fixmbr
  • bootrec.exe /fixboot
  • bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

The first and second command complete successfully, but the rebuild command doesn't. When it tries to boot there is only a black screen without any pm.

I tried to run the OS repair from the Windows disc, despite seeing the message that it completed, the same error persisted.

What should I do now?

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Boot from Windows DVD and repair the system? – Dave Mar 26 '13 at 11:20
I did it but it doesnt work. – user202591 Mar 26 '13 at 11:26
Sigh... Doesn't work means? The disc is broken? No options to do this? The repair wasn't successful? The disc forces the PC to melt? – Dave Mar 26 '13 at 11:26
it means it wasent successful and with a recovery dvd it said successful repair but agian it cant boot. – user202591 Mar 26 '13 at 11:31
my windows is original and I prefer dont reformat it. – user202591 Mar 26 '13 at 11:46
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Since you have the original serial and a disc (if not I suggest you legally download the Windows 7 .iso) your option here is to reformat. Take note to use the same version of Windows as yours is shipped with (ie, Ultimate, Professional etc).

Rememeber, you can take out the hard drive, slave it to another machine and get a copy. This may result in saving some files (depending on the issues).

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