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13 Feb 2010   #1

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Windows 7 and Acronis True Image 2010: BOOTMBR ERROR an

Hello, I've been having terrible problems...
I was using Acronis True Image 2010 and trying to duplicate some data from an image file created by Acronis (my documents) to move to a different partition on another HDD. As I did this, the computer restarted (strangely).
I've tried all sorts,
gone through the process of trying to fix the boot record using elevated command prompt in 'Repair your computer' from the installation disc.
When I was setting up the HDDs, Windows showed as drive C. Now it appears to be drive H:.
In the system recovery options, I am getting repair details:
The following startup options will be added:
Name: Windows 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Path: Windows
WindowsDevice: PArtition=H: (102405 MB)
Name: Windows Recovery Environment (recovered)
Path: Recovery\2554aadc-cd0f-11de-9613-958c5868929f\Winre.wim
Windows Device: Partition=H: (102405 MB)
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This all started when I went into Acronis True Image 2010 to try and correct a dynamic disk and covert it into a basic, logical drive (which I never got around to). I was trying to duplicate a partition using a backup created minutes before by Acronis True Image 2010, of my documents folder, to copy over the dynamic disk (thus eradicating the problem of a dynamic disk, which although the space was expended, it appeared in two sections in disk management).
PLEASE HELP ME, I have some very important work to complete. This is particularly time sensitive.
Note: I have 4 drives installed.
3 are SAMSUNG SATA HDDs (2 x 1TB & 1 x 750GB) - 1. Documents, 2. Documents & 3. Backup
1 is a WESTERN DIGITAL PATA HDD (1 x 320GB) - 1. Windows [System Reserved: 100MB, Windows: 100GB, Acronis Secure Zone: 98GB, System Image: 98 GB).
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I am playing as we speak.
I've just managed to load up Windows, but had to manually press F8 during bootup and select the WD HDD.
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Any ideas or premenant fixes?

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13 Feb 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure I follow.

How do you mean duplicate a partition using a backup of your Documents folder?

Quote:
to copy over the dynamic disk
- do you mean from the dynamic disk?

Quote:
which although the space was expended
?

The partition letters as seen in WinPE will usually be different from the letters in the o/s system registry. That is normal.

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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13 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

The main priority is getting rid of the dynamic disk, to avoid the partition being split into two and preventing problems in the future, as Acronis True Image 2010 cannot use dynamic disks.

This demonstrates better:

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13 Feb 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might be better marking that Backup E: partition Inactive.

There are some free apps that will convert a simple dynamic disk to Basic without data loss. It's a mystery Acronis can't do it.

http://partition-tool.com/giveaways/epmpro/#Title4

http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus...mic-volume.htm

http://partitionwizard.com/download.html

http://partitionwizard.com/help/conv...asic-disk.html
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13 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your reply.

I'm not going to lose any data if I use Easeus am I? Also, what exactly happens if you mark a partition as inactive?
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13 Feb 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Easeus will just copy the contents of the Dynamic disk to a Basic disk. You can then use that as a basic disk . When you are sure all is ok - do what you like with the Dynamic disk.

Partition Wizard will actually convert a simple Dynamic disk into a basic disk.

Use Easeus first ( if you have the space) , then try PW at converting, if you want to be ultrasafe.

Marking the Backup drive inactive will ensure bios doesn't try to boot from it.

You should then boot the Windows 7 HD without having to use the F key.
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13 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I'm backing everything up just to be safe.

I'll check out those programs and follow up on your advice.

Thank you so much! Should I mark every partition, which doesn't contain a book record as inactive?
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13 Feb 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can mark any active partitions inactive - except the "system" partition ( check in Disk Management for which is the system partition your screenshot shows the 100mb as the current system partition).

Have fun.
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14 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

All fine and dandy.

I backup up the documents folder to a third drive and then used the restore function of Acronis True Image 2010, once I had deleted the partitions on the dynamic drive to copy files and folders from the backup to the new basic drive.

Thank you for your support and suggestions.
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