win 7 wont boot after installing daz unless bootable usb drive is present

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  1. glowskull0

    glowskull0 MDL Novice

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    Installed win7, everything was good until i installed DAZ (2.1.9). I restarted the computer, and got a boot menu with only two options: SATA HDD and SATA CD. Picking either option makes the screen go blank for a second and go straight back to the same menu.


    If a bootable USB flash drive is plugged in, the computer will ask to press any key to boot to usb (if i press a key, the usb will boot correctly), if i dont press anything, windows starts as normal.

    I've tried the various bootsect options and doing fixmbr and other things. Startup repair does not work, as i get a message saying it couldnt save startup options, or that 'startup repair cannot fix problems automatically'.

    i also tried uninstalling the bootloader and it still does not work. PLEASE help.
     
  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    #2 Daz, Jan 31, 2013
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    If it were the loader when you uninstall it everything should be back to normal since the loader doesn't touch the MBR or anything hardware related.

    Have you tried uninstalling the loader, resetting your BIOS settings to defaults and then removing all power from your PC? When you then power up you'll be doing a full cold boot.

    As for recovery commands, remove your USB and then from your Windows 7 DVD enter:
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    bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    chkdsk c: /f
     
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    glowskull0 MDL Novice

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    DAZ, i really appreciate you replying to my post.

    I actually have tried every step that you suggested except resetting bios. I tried that and now when i try to boot i get a blinking cursor in the upper left hand cursor and nothing happens.
     
  4. glowskull0

    glowskull0 MDL Novice

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    also, now startup repair says missing OS loader
     
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    #6 passeuli, May 13, 2014
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    Not validated after loader

    I was having the same problem with a blinking cursor after installing Daz. I tried your suggestions in this post and windows loaded, but was not activated (even though the loader said everything went correctly). I was using version 2.2.1 on Windows 7 (ultimate and home premium) Any ideas?
     
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