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

23 Aug 2012   #31
Dali362

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At long last, heres the screenshot you wanted to see.


Disk management.docx




However, I have a feeling we are moving in circles, due tomy inadequate description of the problem at the beginning. A RECAP: My Asus had two partitions (C and D) on the same HD. On D there was the recovery partition, which was rendered unusable after touchpad repair. I then wiped out the D partition, formatted it (possibly resized it- don`t remember) and then made a clone/image of the working C partition by EaseUS on D. It worked fine and I could recover three or four times by EaseUS from the clone/image on D back to C from the image when I had problems with the system(usually after bad downloads). However, during my last partition C imaging with EaseUS ten days ago, something must have gone wrong and an image was not created on D, only what seems to be an exact files copy from C. As there is no image/clone on D, I cant recover from there any more. If I could (dont know if possible at all) make an image (ISO) of the files on D, then I could recover the system from D back to C ,as I did several times before.

By the way, at G-parted, the C partition (and not D) is marked as Boot - otherwise I would not be able to boot my XP installed on C. I hope this answers your question, if not, please ask again.




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23 Aug 2012   #32
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dali362 View Post
At long last, heres the screenshot you wanted to see.


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However, I have a feeling we are moving in circles, due tomy inadequate description of the problem at the beginning. A RECAP: My Asus had two partitions (C and D) on the same HD. On D there was the recovery partition, which was rendered unusable after touchpad repair. I then wiped out the D partition, formatted it (possibly resized it- don`t remember) and then made a clone/image of the working C partition by EaseUS on D. It worked fine and I could recover three or four times by EaseUS from the clone/image on D back to C from the image when I had problems with the system(usually after bad downloads). However, during my last partition C imaging with EaseUS ten days ago, something must have gone wrong and an image was not created on D, only what seems to be an exact files copy from C. As there is no image/clone on D, I cant recover from there any more. If I could (dont know if possible at all) make an image (ISO) of the files on D, then I could recover the system from D back to C ,as I did several times before.

By the way, at G-parted, the C partition (and not D) is marked as Boot - otherwise I would not be able to boot my XP installed on C. I hope this answers your question, if not, please ask again.
The screenshot upload did not work, everything seems to go wrong, Ill have to chek where I made a mistake and try again.
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23 Aug 2012   #33
Kaktussoft

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I did see the disk management screenshot. Post gpart screenshot as well.... what you tell me can't be true!
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23 Aug 2012   #34
Kaktussoft

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On D is still what looks like the win7 stuff you copied? Actually you did a move (and maybe resize). You moved it to the new location (copy and later delete). But I can fix it.
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23 Aug 2012   #35
Kaktussoft

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You did install WINXP after making the clone to D? Sorry I ask you so many questions... but I have to know the situation now
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23 Aug 2012   #36
Kaktussoft

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In winxp "command prompt":

Code:
reg  load hklm\win7old D:\windows\system32\config\system
reg  query  hklm\system\mounteddevices  /f  \DosDevices\D:
reg  query  hklm\win7old\mounteddevices  /f  \DosDevices\C:
reg  unload  hklm\win7old
You get a long number as output from reg query command. something like:

C:\Windows\system32>reg query hklm\system\mounteddevices /f DosDevices\D:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\mounteddevices
\DosDevices\D: REG_BINARY 56E29668000060461C000000


Those 2 numbers are the same? If not post the first number EXACTLY. So output of:
reg query hklm\system\mounteddevices /f \DosDevices\D:
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23 Aug 2012   #37
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You did install WINXP after making the clone to D? Sorry I ask you so many questions... but I have to know the situation now
Please ask as many questions as necessary. Im in a hurry to my Tai chi class, so I just checked G-parted again and to my surpise it looks somewhat different than when I checked it out the last time. I do not know how to make a screenshot (and then move it over to my wifes computer) in G-parted, may try a digital photo later.

In words, G.-parted shows:

/dev/sda1 extended 119,47 GiB Flags:Iba

dev/sda5 ntfs 119,47 no flag

dev/sda2 ntfs WIN7 113,40GiB Flags:Boot

So you are right and I was wrong which partition was flagged as boot. I am sure I changed the flag before to boot on C, but something must have happened since then.

And yes, I installed WIN XP (yesterday) to C, in order to recover the "badly done" clone/image of C on D that I did about ten days ago, because the system on C was so badly soiled by the bad download (I even suspected a foul play) so I wiped out and re-formatted C before trying to recover from D by Ease US, but then I realized that I must have a WIN running to be able to run EaseUS and installed XP on C.

Im sorry for all the trouble I`m giving you and admire your patience, I must admit Ive started losing hope of fixing it and am even thinking of "biting in the sour apple" by buying the rescue DVDs from Asus, I do not mind the cost, but mind the bother with their ill reputed european shop, plus I`d hate to lose many useful programs I have with my now defunct WIN7 in case a salvage is impossible. Ill be back here at about 9PM CET tonight.
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23 Aug 2012   #38
Kaktussoft

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Take your time and don't get frustrated yet!! I gonna fix it for you! Do ehat I asked you to do in #36
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23 Aug 2012   #39
Kaktussoft

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You have win7 home premium? 32 bits or 64bits and what language? Do you have win7 install DVD? Have a win7 system repair disk? Other win7 machines in house?
You don't need recover DVD at all!! If all attempts fail... you can do a clean install

I think you're Swedish.. right?
If so:

Windows 7 Professional SP1-U ISO
Swedish x86: X17-59271.iso
Swedish x64: X17-59273.iso

So if you have 32bit win7 download the first one, otherwise the second one. You can unlock all versions (so also Home Premium) using
http://www.mydigitallife.info/create...moval-utility/

After that burn the ISO using http://www.imgburn.com/ to DVD.
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23 Aug 2012   #40
Dali362

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Take your time and don't get frustrated yet!! I gonna fix it for you! Do ehat I asked you to do in #36
Hi, Im back again, I tried to do what you asked me in 36, entered the first line in the command line, i.e. C:\>reg load hklm\win7old\ D:\windows\system32\config\system ,then ENTER - a message "the command was carried out" appeared below the command.,I then entered the second line "reg query ..etc" ,ENTER and got the message "wrong command parameters", tried this several times, with the same result. Its been 18 or 19 years since I last worked with the command line, so Im lost here.

By the way, youre in the assumption that swedish version of WIN7 home basic is installed on my Asus EeePC.
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