Windows 7 Does Not Boot

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I have a machine that when it first boots up it has four beeps.  It then displays a screen for Windows Boot Manager.  Therefore, I think there is something wrong with the MBR.  Displayed on the screen is "Windows 7" and "Press F8 For Advanced Options".  I press F8 and choose to Repair Windows.  After this I select that I want to go to Command Prompt.  At the command prompt I enter: bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd after trying bootrec.exe/FixMbr and bootrec.exe/FixBoot.  FixBoot and FixMbr come back and say the command completed successfully.  RebuildBcd says that there are no Windows installations detected.  Additionally, bootrec.exe/ScanOs also says that no Windows installations were detected.  Any ideas on what the problem could be?
Question by:aclaus225

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    I should add that if I select Windows 7 from the menu it boots fine, but I want to avoid the step of selecting Windows 7.
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    You could have a key stuck on your keyboard causing it to go to that mode automatically on boot.

    Is there a CD / DVD / USB inserted? Try removing it prior to booting.

    Also could be a BIOS setting causing it.

    Could also be caused by the wrong setting in Startup and Recovery. Go to Control Panel, System, Advanced System Settings, Advanced (tab), Startup and Recovery and make sure the correct default operating system is selected.
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