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Windows 7: which hard drive do i image.

28 Jan 2012   #11
bayflyer

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, it is "It would not boot without..." and here is the attachment.




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28 Jan 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Where is the screenshot of disk management
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28 Jan 2012   #13
bayflyer

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

wgsm are you able to see the new configuration?
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28 Jan 2012   #14
bayflyer

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

whs, are you able to see the new configuration?
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28 Jan 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a little strange because 'F' is still active. Try to deactivate it in Disk Management and then reboot from Disk1 (set the BIOS boot priority order accordingly). If that does not work, disconnect Disk2 and try to reboot.

I would like to see whether 'F' still serves a function. If not, we can delete it.
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28 Jan 2012   #16
bayflyer

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

what if "F" is needed, if it is deactivated, how do boot up if this does not work?
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28 Jan 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As far as I can see, your C is marked 'active' - that means it has a bootmgr. Deactivate 'F' and reboot. If it does not work, you can always reactivate it. If Disk Management does not do it, post back. There are other means.
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29 Jan 2012   #18
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Shouldn't the creation of an image of C Drive automatically include an image of the System Reserved Partition? I wonder if there are any Imaging Managers that do just that.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
It looks to me like you have to image System Reserved partition on Disc 0 and C partition on Disk 1.

Is that what you think you did---and later restored?

Normally, you wouldn't restore to some other drive in anticipation of a failure of the existing C.
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29 Jan 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Shouldn't the creation of an image of C Drive automatically include an image of the System Reserved Partition? I wonder if there are any Imaging Managers that do just that.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
It looks to me like you have to image System Reserved partition on Disc 0 and C partition on Disk 1.

Is that what you think you did---and later restored?

Normally, you wouldn't restore to some other drive in anticipation of a failure of the existing C.
Windows7 imaging does that and Macrium V5 in some sorts too because by default it checks all partitions on a disk to be imaged.

But the 100MB system partition is just in the way as far as I am concerned. I think it is cleaner to keep the bootmgr on C. There may be exceptions - e.g. with double booting.
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29 Jan 2012   #20
bayflyer

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

i agree with you logic but if I can't boot up I will no longer be able to communicate with you guys for assistance.
I initially said there was nothing on the 250 gb drive which was stupid because that is the drive that I had the
"computer guy" image a copy of the "R" drive onto. When I got it home I expected to just plug it into the place where
"R" was and boot up but it would not work.
One more note, at the beginning of this saga i took the disk which is now labeled "C" to the comp. guy and he stated that there
was no OS on the Disk, so then i took the "R" to him and he imaged that to the 250 gb drive.
during the last couple of days I have downloaded the program suggested by whs and the various drive letters have changed as the screen shots show.
Thanks for hanging with me on this folks,
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