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Windows 7: Help QUICK with HDD swaping blunder (LONGWINDED)

07 Oct 2011   #31
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

hey Corzan and welcome back!

yes I could do that soon, but I can get to a cmd prmt from the recovery console i think that command would be valid there as well, if so I'll go try

but as to cuting from a broken computer (esp. at cmd prompt - and pasting to my current one I am using, i doubt that would be a good use of several hours, ya know, ille just see


it workes...give me a min


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07 Oct 2011   #32
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 
results: (tada)

Windows Boot Manager
----------------------
identifier : {bootmgr}
device : partition=C:
path : \bootmgr
description : Windows Boot Manager
locale : en-US
default : {default}
displayorder : {default}
timeout : 30

Windows Boot Loader
-----------------------
identifier : {default}
device : partition=C:
path : \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description : Windows 7 Home Premium (recovered)
locale : en-US
recoverysequence : {f320ccal-eff2-11e0-96c9-dff4c8c358ce}
recovery enabled : Yes
osdevice : partition=C:
systemroot : \Windows
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07 Oct 2011   #33
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Disconnect all hard drives except for the one hard drive with the Win 7 OS.

Reconnect the DVD.CD unit.

Power up the computer.

Immediately go into the BIOS and change the boot order to CD/DVD first.

Before exiting the BIOS, insert your Win 7 DVD.

Exit the bios.

Can you now boot from the DVD?

You do not need to do anything yet.

You can immediately terminate exit from the Win 7 DVD program.

We must be able to boot from a DVD to repair the computer.
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07 Oct 2011   #34
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

K,

yes i can boot from the dvd (not boot windows, but it was headed towards the startup recovery panel like usual as i shut it down) but I can boot from A cd/dvd if it were not windows dvd i assume

does my wording make sense? or need clarification?

thank you,
mike
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07 Oct 2011   #35
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ruby,
Boot from the Win 7 DVD.

What happens?
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07 Oct 2011   #36
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

<press any key to boot from cd/dvd......>
I press a key and it immediatly fires up the dvd motor/light
starts with win 7 4-color "moving logo" as if it were booting win7 or win 7 PE
after 5 sec the loading files gray bar for system repair pops up and moves me to the startup repair screen
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07 Oct 2011   #37
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

k,
okay i got it...

I simply switched the sata data cords from port1 and 2 and went back to bios and made sure the dvd was still first to boot, then it worked... i don't understand why a port would change that type of boot situation? you?
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07 Oct 2011   #38
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Excellent.

Now, do you have an external USB drive?

Our objective is going to be to backup everything dear to your heart from that one and only one harddrive you have connected to the external usb drive.

After that then we will go into the repair sequence.

We will be able to accomplish these steps despite any and all problems presently existing.

Just we will need an external usb drive.

Also need to know the approximate number of gigabytes to backup, that is, 10 gb, 50 gb, 100 gb? That's just so that I can be certain that the external usb is of sufficient size.
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07 Oct 2011   #39
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

K,
i did that somewhat from command prompt, but I did a direct xcopy with privileges attached and so forth, also i may have missed the users/(myname) folder I just collected the main c:/folder with almost all the extremely important stuff, do you plan on doing a full wipe or jst protecting my file just incase, because, I'll take a chance to save time if they may remain unharmed (used 1/2 a 8GB flash)
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08 Oct 2011   #40
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ruby,
Personally, I recommend doing the backup with copying the privileges. This can only produce a possible complication.

If you do a straightforward xcopy then when you get ready to restore, then restores files will have the privileges of the location to which you restore. Incidentally, this behavior is different from the way such was at one time handled by MS software.

Now that you've got the backup, we want to run thru the "perform startup repair three times" routine.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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