Please update the Systems Specs in your forum profile with complete information- that saves the 20 questions game about your box
- In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field. The specific model number is important - there are often many models of a given series.
For example, my machine is a HP Pavilion dv6, but there are tens of the dv6 series, so dv6-6c10us is the specific model.
- Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.
The easiest way to do this is to use the information from a PUBLISHED Speccy report.
See: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link.
Then click here to view your System Specs on this forum.
When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.
To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member.
re: the Thread issue
Why is the 100 MB partition on Disk 1 named Data - what's on there? Shouldn't be anything other than boot data.
What I think you need to do is straighten out the System Reserved reference - this is a common error when members add additional drives and reinstall.
Create a System repair disc or find your Windows 7 install DVD - you might need one of them.
If you don't have either DO NOT continue with the next steps - STOP HERE
Launch an elevated Command prompt (Right click, Run as Admin...)
enter the following commands: (*** are comments, not part of the command set)
*** identify the volume labeled System Reserved (might be vol 1-but be certain)
sel vol number
That prevents the volume from being used as the bootstrap.
See if your system boots - it might not and that's where you'll need the System Reapir disc or Installation DVD
if It does boot, then there are more few steps.