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    Windows 7 forgotten how to boot.

    Simplified disk layout I decided to simplify my hard disk layout, so I made the Win7 system disk the first drive to boot by changing the boot order in the bios. So now first physical drive = MBR/BCD/System/Win7 all on one drive. Then with a bit of help from EasyBCD I got it all to boot...
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    Windows 7 forgotten how to boot.

    Many thanks for the lightning reply. I used step 3 of suggestion, but got 'element missing' message for /rebuildbcd option. In desperation tried 'startup repair' again and it found a partition fault which it corrected. reboot failed again, but now if I bootup using repair cd in place I can run...
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    Windows 7 forgotten how to boot.

    Hi all, I have been running W7 for a few weeks and all has been well, but today I get 'disk boot failure'. Insert rescue disk, run startup repair, finds nothing wrong, so do a reboot with rescue CD still in drive. Don't touch keyboard at 'any key to boot from dvd' and it boots into W7 perfectly...