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Windows 7: Bootmgr file located in different hard disk

25 Feb 2013   #11
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Mark F inactive.

How in the... did it get marked active ???

You can`t throw the wrong letters around for convenience.
sorry for inconvenient.

but if i mark F:\ inactive and mark C:\ active, will the "bootmgr" move to c:\?


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25 Feb 2013   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You shouldn`t have to mark C active as you already have a system reserved partition on that hard drive.

I ask again, do you have a Windows 7 disc or a startup repair disc ?

Vistaking told you exactly what to do in his 1st reply.

Mark F inactive, unplug disk 1 and 2 then boot the machine. It should boot to windows, if it doesn`t, run startup repair.

System Repair Disc - Create
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25 Feb 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You could do this

. Click
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds F )
INACTIVE




 IF you want to move the bootmgr to C:\ try this

Click on type in CMD then right click on CMD and click on run as administrator click on yes on the UAC window

reg unload HKLM\BCD00000000

robocopy x:\ c:\ bootmgr

x:\ is the letter that you assigned to system reserved partition

robocopy x:\Boot C:\Boot /s

dir c:\ /ah
( this just to check to see If the files got copied over to the C:\ drive )

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /set {memdiag} device partition=C:
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25 Feb 2013   #14
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You shouldn`t have to mark C active as you already have a system reserved partition on that hard drive.

I ask again, do you have a Windows 7 disc or a startup repair disc ?

Vistaking told you exactly what to do in his 1st reply.
i have a windows 7 installation usb
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25 Feb 2013   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`ve never used a usb drive to run startup repair, never had to, but I would think it would work just the same.

If you have a blank cd, you should make a system ( startup ) repair disc. ( for the future )

System Repair Disc - Create
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26 Feb 2013   #16
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
You could do this

. Click
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe, and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:-

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Partition that holds F )
INACTIVE




 IF you want to move the bootmgr to C:\ try this

Click on rb : type in CMD then right click on CMD and click on run as administrator click on yes on the UAC window

reg unload HKLM\BCD00000000

robocopy x:\ c:\ bootmgr

x:\ is the letter that you assigned to system reserved partition

robocopy x:\Boot C:\Boot /s

dir c:\ /ah
( this just to check to see If the files got copied over to the C:\ drive )

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /set {memdiag} device partition=C:
May i ask what the worst case scenario if i do sth wrong and my F:\ not plug to the computer?
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26 Feb 2013   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows would not boot.

You have a system reserved partition marked active already, if you unplug F, windows SHOULD boot.
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26 Feb 2013   #18
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows would not boot.

You have a system reserved partition marked active already, if you unplug F, windows SHOULD boot.
Out of curiosity, why i install windows 7 in C:\, but windows put the bootmgr in F:\, and

is that system reserved partition also have the bootmgr file?
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26 Feb 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thinksloth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You shouldn`t have to mark C active as you already have a system reserved partition on that hard drive.

I ask again, do you have a Windows 7 disc or a startup repair disc ?

Vistaking told you exactly what to do in his 1st reply.
i have a windows 7 installation usb
It works the same way a DVD would . Don't click on Install choose Repair your computer on the bottom left
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26 Feb 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Who knows and Yes.

If you didn`t have the other drives plugged in when you installed windows, you would not have this problem.
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