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Windows 7: System restore changed my C drive letter so can't boot


08 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
System restore changed my C drive letter so can't boot

Hi all,

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I did a sytem restore and waited for it to finish. When it did all I got was a black screen.
I use acronis home image and disk director for backup purposes and when I launched it from a CD that was when I realised my C drive letter had been changed to F and my 'System Reserved' now has a drive letter of E

I have taken out the drive and hooked it up to a laptop, the drive itself is fine and all the information is there, just that it now has different drive letters.

Is there any way to fix this?
Can I use the laptop to reassign the drive letter back to C (Bearing in mind the laptop has a C drive) and get the 'System Reserved' back to where it belongs (With or without a drive letter)?

Thanks for any help


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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

What you did is not clear. Did you do a system restore with the built in restore option or you restored an Image that was made with Acronis? Please clarify.
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08 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
What you did is not clear. Did you do a system restore with the built in restore option or you restored an Image that was made with Acronis? Please clarify.
Hi Wanchoo, I did a Windows system restore.



I managed to bumble my way to a fix.

I disconnected all other hard drives and left just the 'C' drive in, started up and got to a splash screen that said something like "Startup Repair"
Ran that and after about 10 minutes it asked me to restart ... and all was fine.
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