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Can't boot on windows 7 without installation CD

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a b $ Windows 7
April 5, 2010 6:47:47 PM

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit on my new computer and evrything went fine during the installation. But when i try to load the OS without the install cd inside my drive i get the error
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

But evrything goes fine if its inside the drive and i dont do anything. Windows will find the file and boot.
I tried to use the repair tool on the installation cd but it doesnt find anything.


So far im stuck with always having the installation cd in my drive when i boot windows. Any solution could help.
a c 215 $ Windows 7
April 5, 2010 6:53:54 PM

Go into your BIOS and change the boot sequence so that the hard drive you installed Windows 7 to is listed first.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
April 5, 2010 11:47:04 PM

i just gave it a try, i get the same error. =/
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a c 215 $ Windows 7
April 6, 2010 12:17:58 AM

With that setting changed, boot from your Windows 7 install media again and pick Repair your Computer when prompted. Tell it to run a Startup repair scan and see if you can then boot properly from the hard drive.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
April 6, 2010 1:10:21 AM

The Startup repair is still saying everything is fine, still getting the corrupt or missing.
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April 6, 2010 2:05:35 AM

You arent telling us enough to help. 99.99% of these work fine. Something is wrong with your system or something you did...

Did you re-use an old drive? IS there an existing partition on this drive? Did you re-partition and reformat? Is this a SATA drive, motherboard based?

If you tell us the full story someone can help...
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a b $ Windows 7
April 7, 2010 9:47:51 PM

in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, Disk 0, is the system reserved partition Active, sorry to use the 32 bit tree but I am not using 64bit, hope this helps
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