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Windows 7: System Image problem

05 Mar 2010   #1
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 
System Image problem

Hey guys, really not sure if this is the right section to post this, but if it's not please move it.

Yesterday after doing a fresh install, i decided that i would make a system image, but ran into a small problem.

When i got to create a system image, it wants to make an image of both C and D drives.

I only want it to image the C drive, although after doing a pick of looking around, i noticed that some of the boot files are on the D drive.

I've enclosed an image of my Disk Management, to point out that both C and D drives are marked at Active.

Steps i have taken so far to try to fix the problem, set the C Drive as active, removing the other HDD and letting boot repair try to fix it, which said it couldn't.

I'm really out of idea, and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me solve this dilemma.

Thanks




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05 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like you have or had an OS on D and the MBR is still sitting there. I guess you need to fix the MBR on C. An image without the MBR is pretty useless.
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05 Mar 2010   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, never had an OS on D, but another strange thing, my 500GB drive (C) is in SATA port 1, and the 1TB (D,E,F) is in SATA port 2, but in Disk management, shows up as the first drive :/.
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05 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, make a test. Disconnect the big disk and see whether C boots. If not, you may have to fix the MBR after all. MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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05 Mar 2010   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, make a test. Disconnect the big disk and see whether C boots. If not, you may have to fix the MBR after all. MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
I'm so incompetent... >_<

I already removed the 1TB drive, but only ran Startup repair twice, failhard >_<

I'll remove, and run it 3 times, and post back the results.
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05 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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05 Mar 2010   #7
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Ran it 3 times, still no dice, another thing i noticed, that's a bit weird, after i click startup repair from the options, it shows Windows 7, then the Partition size is 0.

Is that supposed to be like that?
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05 Mar 2010   #8
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This MAY be because you have a program on the "D" drive that's starting with Windows. My "D" drive does this also, but I have a lot of programs installed on it. I thought that was why....just my thought.
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05 Mar 2010   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thing is, i don't have any programs on D: at all, it's just media, movies , music etc.

I know on my D drive there's a folder called boot and a boot.dll, but im not game enough to copy them over just in-case all hell breaks loose.
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05 Mar 2010   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Thing is, i don't have any programs on D: at all, it's just media, movies , music etc.

I know on my D drive there's a folder called boot and a boot.dll, but im not game enough to copy them over just in-case all hell breaks loose.
I see, well there goes my theory. I has to be some sort of system mapping or something.

This is why people say they don't like Windows imaging I guess. I don't mind this because I have never had this happen where it wants to back up tons of music and movies. That's not cool. I know theres a way to get around it. If I learn anything I will let you know. I wish you the best.
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