Can't boot on windows 7 without installation CD

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.
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  1. Go into your BIOS and change the boot sequence so that the hard drive you installed Windows 7 to is listed first.
  2. i just gave it a try, i get the same error. =/
  3. 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.
  4. The Startup repair is still saying everything is fine, still getting the corrupt or missing.
  5. 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...
  6. 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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