Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth
Instead of going though all that...why not setup the drive before installing Windows. No more 100 MB system reserved partition...
not very easy if you've got say 500 GB of USER DATA already on the HDD such as Music, Pictures, presentations, spreadsheets, video etc. You don't always have an empty disk to install the OS from or a spare 500 GB HDD to back the stuff up to while doing the Windows 7 install.
(If you've got an empty disk then no problem - my guide was for those cases where you haven't got an empty disk to start with).
Also in order to use the diskpart or bcdboot commands you actually have to have a system to issue these commands from in the first place -- remember the "unrepaired" OS won't boot so you need either the Windows install disk or another OS to boot first.