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In trying to optimize a few things and try some tricks, I found out that under my Startup and Recovery options (Advanced System Settings) that my 'System Startup' is blank and Windows 7 isn't even an option to select (there are no options in the drop-down list).

* I am not running any other operating systems or dual booting.
* I do have Virtual Box installed w/ a x64 Ubuntu 10.10 installation, but it's all virtual..
* I have searched for the last two hours to rectify this and nothing is helping.
* sfc /scannow has turned up no issues.

Because of this (no operating system in the list) I cannot manage my 'Boot' tab in msconfig. The options are available but clicking anything results in nothing happening.

Please help!
    
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Sounds like a corupted install, or the boot drive was formatted somehow.

Id throw in your windows installation disc or install windows PE found here

Then use this to fix it.
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Originally Posted by Spunkybd View Post
Sounds like a corupted install, or the boot drive was formatted somehow.

Id throw in your windows installation disc or install windows PE found here

Then use this to fix it.
Thanks for offering fixes but I fixed it myself. My installation was not corrupt, quite the opposite. It loaded fine and all was well with the only exception being that the list of systems had nothing in it under the Startup and Recovery area.

In any case I solved it by setting the (I'm in a RAID-0 array) C: partition to 'Active' which over-wrote the boot manager. I then started the startup recovery from the Windows 7 disc and it put the boot manager back.

I was trying to use the msconfig tool to set active processors on boot from 1 to 4 but it was initially all unavailable because there was no system labeled in the 'Startup' area (System and Recovery). All of this was fixed after repairing the boot manager. So perhaps that did somehow get 'corrupt' even though all was working fine.

But thanks anyways...
    
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