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Can't Boot Without Os Dvd In Drive


Installed upgrade from xphome/sp3 to windows 7 home premium. (Custom inatall) my problem is: i can't boot without the os dvd. When i try to boot, a message saying "windows can't start" to correct the problem, do a repair. I did and no change. I then did a custom install, same result. On the boot mgr page the info. Is

Status: oxc000000f file missing or corrupt. File: $windows. ~Btwindowssystem32winload.exe
Oh yes, in disk mgr. , C: is system drive. When i did the repair, it shows the correct drive but the drive letter is e: (i have four hard drives) only one os system. Ps: i have a second computer that i upgraded and all is well. I do like windows 7. (When it works)


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