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Windows 7: System Image problem


05 Mar 2010   #11

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Nate, I'm just thinking, next time i do a format, just to have 500GB drive in it, so it has nowhere else to put the boot files, besides the 100MB partition, that i am missing :/.

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05 Mar 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you call in Gregrocker or Siw2. They are experts in this field. I would hate to give you false advice because i am not firm enough in the MBR subject.
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05 Mar 2010   #13

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, think that's my last resort.

Neither of them are on :/ hmm.
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05 Mar 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Yeah, think that's my last resort.

Neither of them are on :/ hmm.
Send them a PM. They'll pick it up from there.
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05 Mar 2010   #15

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your help so far.
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05 Mar 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Thanks for your help so far.
You are very welcome. I was not of much help because for some strange reason I had never painted myself into that corner (defunct MBR) yet. So I never had to fix one yet. But at least you know what needs repair.
I wonder though, how it did get to that point in the first place. That is a real mystery. When I do an installation, I always disconnect the "other" disk - mainly because there is usually an OS on the other disk and I do not want to end up in a dual boot situation. But when you installed, that was not the case.
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05 Mar 2010   #17

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Thanks for your help so far.
You are very welcome. I was not of much help because for some strange reason I had never painted myself into that corner (defunct MBR) yet. So I never had to fix one yet. But at least you know what needs repair.
I wonder though, how it did get to that point in the first place. That is a real mystery. When I do an installation, I always disconnect the "other" disk - mainly because there is usually an OS on the other disk and I do not want to end up in a dual boot situation. But when you installed, that was not the case.
Thst's right, no OS on the other disk, but i didn't unplug it..

I couldn't wait much longer, have alot of things to do on it, so i caved in and am currently reinstalling. I DID this time unplug the 1TB to avoid this happening again.

SO i should be fine, marked thread as closed.
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05 Mar 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Lots of luck. That was certainly one option. May I suggest you use free Macrium for imaging. Too many people had trouble with the Windows 7 imaging. Besides, you cannot mount the image files. Only Windows 7 can.
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05 Mar 2010   #19

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh! fair enough..

On a very sad note, today my brain is not functioning properly.

Made a very stupid mistake, only just as i was about to reinstall, i noticed my D,E and F drives showing up in the 'where do you want to install' leading to only 1 answer, ive been pulling the 500GB drive out, not the 1TB.

After i kicked myself, called myself a retard, ripped all my hair out, i put the 500GB in and took the 1TB out, ran startup repair twice, and now the system is working perfectly. But i on the otherhand, am not working properly.

Very sorry for the muckup, just not with it today.
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05 Mar 2010   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL, why don't you take a break and make a walk thru the park. That will calm your nerves.
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