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Windows 7: Need help switching D Drive back to C Drive After Computer Crash


26 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Need help switching D Drive back to C Drive After Computer Crash

The computer I'm having a problem on is a HP G6- 635 DX Windows 7 x64. About a week ago I decided to disable a few startup items because my computer took too long to load up. I think I disabled something that I shouldnt have because the next time I restarted I had gotten stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen.

After I couldnt fix that problem I decided to just use the System Recovery option, so I popped out my hard drive and put it into an HDD enclosure and backed up my music/video files onto my other computer (Windows Vista Home Premium). When I plugged my hard drive back into the laptop I got the "bootmgr is missing" screen.

I've tried all the command prompt steps to try and fix the bootmgr, they arent working but I think thats because my computer is automatically booting from the C: drive (which has no files in it and is about 200mb in size), and my D: drive is 285 gb and has all of the folders that used to be in the C: drive (Program Files, Users, Windows etc). Theres also another drive titled "Recovery" with the size of 13 gb.

Also whenever I try to do System Recovery it gets stuck at 88%.

I have Easeus Partition Manager bootable by CD & an HDD enclosure, thats how I am able to see the files.

So basically what I;m asking is, is there a way that I can get my computer to boot from the D: drive OR what files should I move from the D: to C: drive that will make my computer boot and finish the System Recovery?

Go easy on me I'm, new at this.

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26 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You may need to run it three times with a reboot between each attempt.
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26 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try a startup repair.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

You may need to run it three times with a reboot between each attempt.
thanks but ive already tried that.
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26 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it was my computer, and the data was backed up, I would wipe the drive completely clean and then perform a clean install of the OS, using my license and a standard Windows 7 disc. In fact, many of us do this right away with OEM systems. They tend to run dog slow when new, as compared to when a clean install is performed.
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26 Mar 2012   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If it was my computer, and the data was backed up, I would wipe the drive completely clean and then perform a clean install of the OS, using my license and a standard Windows 7 disc. In fact, many of us do this right away with OEM systems. They tend to run dog slow when new, as compared to when a clean install is performed.
I dont have that disc anymore. Is there an ISO for it?
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26 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I take it you haven't created a set of recovery discs?

You could call HP and ask them if they can provide a set of recovery discs - they normally make a nominal charge.

Failing that, you could carry out a clean install using a Windows 7 ISO, as this tutorial explains, using your legitimate OEM product key.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Just make sure you've downloaded the network adapter drivers first so that you have a way of getting online if you need further drivers.
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26 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes. Download the media refresh disc for your appropriate language and platform:

Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60
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26 Mar 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I take it you haven't created a set of recovery discs?

You could call HP and ask them if they can provide a set of recovery discs - they normally make a nominal charge.

Failing that, you could carry out a clean install using a Windows 7 ISO, as this tutorial explains, using your legitimate OEM product key.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Just make sure you've downloaded the network adapter drivers first so that you have a way of getting online if you need further drivers.
no I dont have a set of recovery discs but I called HP and they said their recovery discs were the same as what I already have.

I really want the clean install to be a last resort, I have all the files on my computer theyre just in the wrong drives.
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26 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Well, if you have a set of recovery discs as HP suggest you have, just use those for a factory restore.
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26 Mar 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you could put the disk back into the enclosure, attach it to your other PC and make a full picture of Disk Management (make sure this disk is visible on the picture), we could have a look what can be done.

Also, is your other system the same Windows 7 (e.g. Home premium 64bit) as the defunct system. Just asking in case we need to copy a new bootmgr.
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