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Windows 7: Possible to covert a plain system part. copy to ISO and make bootable?

24 Aug 2012   #91

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
sure you're in c:\windows\system32 on winxp?

Dir bootsect.*

what is the exact name and size?

HereŽs the screenshot, I have an unpleasant that feeling IŽm out of the way and am lost now , am not sure what you mean by the above Dir bootsect.*



Attachment 228041




What confuses me tremendously, is that when I unzip the downloaded file Bootsect7600x86 I get a directory bootsect, opening that I just seee "bootsect" (but no ending ."exe - you wrote there would be an exe file after unzipping), the file size is 101kb.

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24 Aug 2012   #92

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Once again... show me bootsect
Put it in some folder (most ideal would be windows\system32) and show me that's there!
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24 Aug 2012   #93

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Once again... show me bootsect
Put it in some folder (most ideal would be windows\system32) and show me that's there!
I am afraid I completely misunderstood the first part of your instruction in #82, I thought it meant working with the command line. This was partly due to my incompetence, partrly due to the fact that I mistook explorer for command prompt due to language confusion.

Now I put the Bootsect program in the system 32 folder as you can see on the screnshot and then IŽll continue with the second part of your instruction in #82 - now (hopefully correctly?) working with the command line.


Possible to covert a plain system part. copy to ISO and make bootable?-bottsect-system32-folder.jpg


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24 Aug 2012   #94

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Download this bootsect7600x86.zip
Open that zip file. inside is an exe file. Put that exe file in C:\windows\system32 on winxp system

Tell me when done.
When done:
close windows explorer and close all open files on D (if any).

in command prompt:
Code:
bootsect/nt60  D:  /force
bootsect/nt60  D:  /force  /mbr
Both successfull?
This puts the Windows 7 MBR on physical disk. First command updates the "volume bootsector" of D, so it loads bootmgr (instead of winxp ntldr).
At long last, both succesfull!
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24 Aug 2012   #95

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Once again... show me bootsect
Put it in some folder (most ideal would be windows\system32) and show me that's there!
I am afraid I completely misunderstood the first part of your instruction in #82, I thought it meant working with the command line. This was partly due to my incompetence, partrly due to the fact that I mistook explorer for command prompt due to language confusion.

Now I put the Bootsect program in the system 32 folder as you can see on the screnshot and then IŽll continue with the second part of your instruction in #82 - now (hopefully correctly?) working with the command line.


Attachment 228045
I hope it's the system32 folder located within C:\windows (can't see it). And I hope you dragged it and dropped it in system32 (and not on antoher folder inside). The icon shows a bat, exe, or com file. Most likely the real name is bootsect.exe of course
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24 Aug 2012   #96

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Once again... show me bootsect
Put it in some folder (most ideal would be windows\system32) and show me that's there!
I am afraid I completely misunderstood the first part of your instruction in #82, I thought it meant working with the command line. This was partly due to my incompetence, partrly due to the fact that I mistook explorer for command prompt due to language confusion.

Now I put the Bootsect program in the system 32 folder as you can see on the screnshot and then IŽll continue with the second part of your instruction in #82 - now (hopefully correctly?) working with the command line.


Attachment 228045
I hope it's the system32 folder located within C:\windows (can't see it). And I hope you dragged it and dropped it in system32 (and not on antoher folder inside). The icon shows a bat, exe, or com file. Most likely the real name is bootsect.exe of course

Yes, it was in C:\WINDOWS and no, it was not dragged inside another folder. Anyway, the second part of your instruction in #82 was carried out succesfully. Now I must leave home for about 40 minutes, so I cannot reply to aqny questions from you during this time.
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24 Aug 2012   #97

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Code:
 
bootsect/nt60 D: /force
bootsect/nt60 D: /force /mbr
both succesfull? If so try to boot normally. Does Windows 7 boot up? If so:

Do this in Windows 7 every time you modify the start point of partition (so also now)!

System Protection - Turn On or Off
Disable it for drives, even ghost drives listed there. Then enable it on C drive as described in point 7.
7. To Turn On System Protection for System Settings and Previous Versions of Files
You can also create a manual restore point in same dialog. Do it after adjusting settings.

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Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use
On disk defragment page you can set a schedule. Modify it, because most likely is out of balance due to ghost drives.
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24 Aug 2012   #98

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Code:
 
bootsect/nt60 D: /force
bootsect/nt60 D: /force /mbr
both succesfull? If so try to boot normally. Does Windows 7 boot up? If so:

Do this in Windows 7 every time you modify the start point of partition (so also now)!

System Protection - Turn On or Off
Disable it for drives, even ghost drives listed there. Then enable it on C drive as described in point 7.
7. To Turn On System Protection for System Settings and Previous Versions of Files
You can also create a manual restore point in same dialog. Do it after adjusting settings.

-----------------
Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use
On disk defragment page you can set a schedule. Modify it, because most likely is out of balance due to ghost drives.

At long last and greatly thanks to your knowledge and above all patience with me, I have my Windows 7 back!! The PC seems to be a little slower than before, but that does not bother me. IŽll try to get rid of the immense bloatware that came with the PC. All functions work though and I could already salvage and save separately some of very important data. IŽm very obliged to you and I feel bad that I canŽt reciprocate in any way.
By the way, what happened with the WIN XP that was on the computer before? Was it deleted or are its files taking space somewhere? The system restore function does not work of course, because the restore partition is no longer there, so IŽll probably start making systemp images on DVD to make sure I do not get in the same fix as this time. In the long run, I may even do a clean install of Windows 7 as per your advice in #39, if there is a way to transfer some of the useful software (like e. g. Microsoft Office 2007) that came with this computer and its Windows 7. Anyway, thanks a lot!
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24 Aug 2012   #99

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Stop we're not ready yet!! Did you do what is written in #97 . Do it
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24 Aug 2012   #100

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Code:
reagentc/disable
reagentc/enable
(both commands were succesfull?)
bcdedit/enum  all
Post all output of last command. Boot menu still has some things I didn't fix.
Run the command from Elevated Command Prompt
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