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Windows 7: Any way to add storage to C drive from D?????

17 Apr 2014   #11
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This a.m. I backed up the c & D drives..saved everything on my desktop too. Hubby was goiong to use disk management. I went out. Just got back and it won't even open. He was not able to reduce the D drive and add to c. He gets this message: BOOT MGR is missing. Press Control Alt To Restart
He does that
Then it spins for awhile and comes back with option to click on F2 or F10
What happened.......

unhappy camper......please tell me it can be besaved.....


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17 Apr 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

What exact changes were made besides backing up the data?

Boot into System Recovery Options to try running Startup Repair a few times. If it fails confirm that the System (preferred) or C partition is Partition Marked Active which can also be done from Partition Wizard disk if you've made that yet. If no Active flag is set then after doing so run the REpairs again.

If this fails everything is here (including the Win7 disk) that can be done to start unbootable Win7 Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start leading up to if necessary rescuiing any other files, then running Dell Windows 7 PC Restore or doing the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Be sure to read the Note to Dell Owners at end.
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17 Apr 2014   #13
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ztruker
Is there any chance of downlkoading the Download Partition Wizard Home Edition - MajorGeeks now?
But how would I do that????
I am on my desktop now. Hubby tried to downlaod itthis a.m. but it wanted to load another scan program. No way to get around it so he got out of it. Why do you always have to downlod one program to get another????

So bummed out....
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17 Apr 2014   #14
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I don't have that issue with the MajorGeeks/Partition Wizard link you posted.

Not sure what other scan program you see ...

Here's what I get

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17 Apr 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

There is no crapware added to Partition Wizard CD download.

I asked what else was done earlier that might have lead to Bootmgr is Missing. I also gave you the steps to take to resolve that. Did you see them?
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17 Apr 2014   #16
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

he can't Boot into System Recovery Options to try running Startup Repair a few times. The boot MGR is missing....

He put the restore disk in and so far we have a blue screen.....
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17 Apr 2014   #17
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

the blue screen sat there for 5 minutes than ERROR came up 04001100200001012

click o.k. and we are right back to
Boot Mgr is missing.

Hubby is now on the Dell site finding out how to reboot.....
Stay tuned and Thanks for everyine being willing to help me....
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17 Apr 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by purplelover View Post
he can't Boot into System Recovery Options to try running Startup Repair a few times. The boot MGR is missing....

He put the restore disk in and so far we have a blue screen.....
Did you click the blue link to see how to boot into System Recovery Options ? This is not in Windows 7 but in the Advanced Boot Options, triggered by tapping the F8 key when the PC restarts, or booting the Win7 installation DVD or Repair CD - not the Dell Recovery disks if that's what you have.

Does it say Reinstallation Dsk on the Dell disk you have? That will work for the repair, but you must boot it by tapping the Dell F12 key at boot to choose DVD drive to boot.

If it will not enter Boot Options then you'll need to create a System Repair Disk on another Win7 PC, or download and burn to DVD or flash stick the Win7 installation media for your licensed version from Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

Then proceed with the steps I gave you earlier to run Startup Repair. If this fails continue with the Troubleshooting steps, or at any point you can bail out to rescue any more files and do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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17 Apr 2014   #19
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

O.K. The only thing he did was to try and use the Disk MGr. He did not get to move the D space to the C space. somewhere along the line (do not know what he did) he got the Boot MGR missing error.

We do not have a Windows repair disk or reinstallation disk. He was trying to use the backup disk he made for,the laptop. No wonder it did not work.

He did try clciking the F10m and it put us back to the Boot Mgr thing....

Can someone tell me HOW to Boot into System Recovery Options
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17 Apr 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

If you click on the blue underlined link it shows you the different ways to boot into Recovery Options.

Easiest is to reboot and tap the F8 key vigorously until the menu shows up, select Repair My Computer, accept any offered repair or click through to Options list to run Startup Repair.

Sometimes it takes good timing to get it to accept the F8 key so I'd try several times to see if that's the problem. If not then burn the Win7 disk from Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to boot it using the F12 key, selecting DVD drive. I would also run the Diagnostics on that same F12 key menu, listed as both Diagnostics and a fuller suite on Utility partition that tests everything.

If you'll report back the results of every step I've given you thusfar, we'll know better what to do next if required.
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