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Windows 7: Windows 7 rc install followed by hard dr switch !!


28 Jul 2009   #1

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Windows 7 rc install followed by hard dr switch !!

VISTA 64 installed on c, win 7 later installed ON d DRIVE. Dual boot has been working perfectly until
something caused the drives to switch. now win 7 starts ok but looks for all it's files on c, which is locked, only available to vista 64. .
vista starts up fine, and sees all it's files on c as it should.

my windows 7 repair disk, created at start of win 7, does not correct problem, nor does system restore, nor does vista repair disk..

4 days of trying to fix leaves this self appointed nerd vry humble.

I need help, which will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS!

goshannon

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28 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try to repair with the Windows 7 installation disk.
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28 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goshannon View Post
VISTA 64 installed on c, win 7 later installed ON d DRIVE. Dual boot has been working perfectly until
something caused the drives to switch. now win 7 starts ok but looks for all it's files on c, which is locked, only available to vista 64. .
vista starts up fine, and sees all it's files on c as it should.

my windows 7 repair disk, created at start of win 7, does not correct problem, nor does system restore, nor does vista repair disk..

4 days of trying to fix leaves this self appointed nerd vry humble.

I need help, which will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANKS!

goshannon
First verify that your BIOS is set to boot the correct disk. Then you'll need a command prompt. Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD and press shift+F10 at the first screen. Now cd to \windows\system32 (yes even on 64-bit) and run diskpart and post the results of this command:

Code:
DISKPART> lis vol
  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     E                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1         System Rese  NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
  Volume 2     C   7            NTFS   Partition     29 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 3     D   Data         NTFS   Partition    279 GB  Healthy    Pagefile
We'll make sure that the correct volume is active and then proceed to use bcdboot to verify the boot file configuration.
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