No clue how this happened but

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PAYMYRENT, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    i just uninstalled m$ security essentials and now windows wont start.

    i get this msg

    The boot selection failed becuase a required device is inaccessible

    any ideas on how to fix it?
     
  2. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Load the Windows 7 and select Start-up Repair to repair the bootloader.
    If it doesn't work, fire up the console from the Win7 boot dvd and use :
    bootrec.exe/fixmbr
    bootrec.exe/fixboot
     
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  3. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    it wont even do that i get the same error
     
  4. Brandrune

    Brandrune MDL Addicted

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    Very odd. Never heard software taking over a bootloader somehow. Stick in the disc again and click repair. If this is still not fixed, take the data from the HDD directly and reinstall.
     
  5. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    On the other hand - check your hardware. It _may_ indicate also a hardware failure (check HDD, cables etc.).
     
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  6. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    i moved the hdd to another machine and the startup repair told me all it needed was chkdsk for the 100mb partition. i still have no idea what happened but it works now
     
  7. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Glad your problem was sorted out :)
     
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  8. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    thats the last time i use m$ security essentials lol back to symantec endpoint for me