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Windows 7: My harddrive eating up space! :S

06 Jan 2009   #11
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

A time ago i tested something on that drive, i used it for speeding up my system.... Now i formatted both my drives, i have three (hp recovery E drive and my C drive) i use my D drive to boot from but now it didnt boot :S so im running a error check.


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06 Jan 2009   #12
johngalt

 

you formatted both your drives you have 3...

is it safe to assume that you formatted C and D, or D and E, or...?
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06 Jan 2009   #13
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

I did format my C and E drive. My OS is running on my D drive.
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06 Jan 2009   #14
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

If I understand correctly (and I may not), even if you install the OS on other than the C drive, the MBR is still written to the C drive. Thus no boot. Probably have to reinstall the OS to regain the boot record at this point. May be another way, but I am unaware of it.

Gary
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06 Jan 2009   #15
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Yes, it seems like it is like that, so i will install a clean copy tomorrow from my cd. Then i will install that into my C drive.


But can i copy some of my things over from my D drive then?
Like applications and games or anything. Because currently i was downloading a game that was about 14 gigs and i had downloaded about 3-4 gigs. And my internet connection is so bad( max 50kb/s)
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06 Jan 2009   #16
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Anything that was installed will have to be reinstalled. There will be no registry entries if you simply move them from one partition to another and any files that the install put in various places won't exist. Can't say about the download.

Gary
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06 Jan 2009   #17
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LazyFunker View Post
Yes, it seems like it is like that, so i will install a clean copy tomorrow from my cd. Then i will install that into my C drive.


But can i copy some of my things over from my D drive then?
Like applications and games or anything. Because currently i was downloading a game that was about 14 gigs and i had downloaded about 3-4 gigs. And my internet connection is so bad( max 50kb/s)

14Gigs, sound like GTA 4 you are downloading, you would be better off buying it from retail then from a Torrent, especially when it could all be for nothing. Getting back to your real problem, you should have a look at EasyBCD it a great free program that allows you to change all your boot options and add or delete boot entries.
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06 Jan 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi.

Did you have Vista installed first, on the first partition i.e. (originally) C ?

Assuming you are using Windows boot management, that would have been the Active partition containing Bootmgr and BCD.

The MBR is located in it's own space on the first track.

What partitioning app. did you use to do that ?

If you have simply deleted it, your partition manager may have a partition undelete function , which should do the job.


SIW2
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06 Jan 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you cannot undelete the partion ( only if it is unallocated space - otherwise, no dice ) and wish to save a reinstall you might also try marking your o/s partition as active. Then see if startup repair can locate it and replace the missing boot files onto that partition.

On the other hand, if you do reinstall onto your first partition, you ought to be given the option at startup to boot into either o/s.

SIW2
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07 Jan 2009   #20
LazyFunker

Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
14Gigs, sound like GTA 4 you are downloading, you would be better off buying it from retail then from a Torrent, especially when it could all be for nothing. Getting back to your real problem, you should have a look at EasyBCD it a great free program that allows you to change all your boot options and add or delete boot entries.
Yes it is, but I just want to be sure that it runs smooth and good before i actually buy it, u think my specs are good enough?

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.65ghz
4GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce Go 8600M GS 512MB
And i got dirext x and all that other stuff

BUT! It's a laptop so I dont know if its fast enough...
But do u think its good enough?
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