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Windows 7: System Image problem


05 Mar 2010   #21
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LOL, why don't you take a break and make a walk thru the park. That will calm your nerves.
Way too hot for a walk, but a nice cold shower will do the trick.


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05 Mar 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are lucky. I wish it was hot. I am in Florida and it is currently 40F (5C). We'll have to move south.
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05 Mar 2010   #23
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

This happens frequently with a data drive on DISK0 which gets marked Active, causing the Win7 installer to place MBR there since it looks for first Active partition.

The solution here is to boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery tools list to open a Command Line, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (confirm it contains D drive)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (for D partition)
INACTIVE
SELECT DISK 1 (confirm it contains Win7)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION # (for Win7 partition)
ACTIVE
EXIT

Now return to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots as it will attempt to fix and finally write MBR to Win7.
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05 Mar 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Greg, I wish you had been around earlier. I have to can your solutions in case you are absent. Now UberPhilf went the reinstall route.
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05 Mar 2010   #25
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha i didn't, once i figured id pulled the wrong HDD out, i just ran startup repair ( on the RIGHT drive mind you )
and it repaired itself

While your here Greg, is there a way i can make the D Drive inactive, while in windows?
Through the CMD or something?

EDIT: Followed the Steps above, in CMD, and worked as expected.

Thanks very much all for your help.
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07 Mar 2010   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please bring these issues into Installation and Setup in the future as I hardly ever make it out of there.

Glad to help anytime a Philf...
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