Windows 7, Vista : Boot Error
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred.
Anybody dual booting with Win XP on one drive and Vista or Windows 7 on another drive might have faced this error. I will first explain how I think I got this error.
I was taking a few pictures of my sister with a cell phone and wanted to upload them to my computer. So I connected my blue tooth dongle to my PC and using Bluetooth technology, I wanted to upload them. But my sister was in a hurry, so she wanted her phone back. In a hurry i removed the blue tooth dongle, which was attached as an USB.
Later, I was doing some partitioning to my drive , resizing, moving and merging partitions. Then, when i tried to reboot into Windows 7 I failed . So I inserted the Win 7 RC DVD and tried to repair. But what i got is the above error.
So I thought that the time has come for another format and left that issue for sometime. Today when I googled I luckily found a solution.
Remove any USB drives connected to your computer. Insert your Vista or Win 7 DVD and try to do a repair. Luckily for me, it restored the Win 7 version and saved a lot of time..
Hip, Hip, Hurray Microsoft ! Thanks once again. Also this proves the performance improvement in Windows 7.You can look at my drives configuration in the below screenshot.