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Windows 7: Error: Boot and System on different drives

29 Apr 2014   #1
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Error: Boot and System on different drives

I was just trying to install FarStone Restore IT 2014 when it gave me an error that my PC`s Boot and System files are on different drives.

I had a look and Boot is in drive C: and System is in drive G:
( No idea how that happened )


C: Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
D: Primary Partition
E: Primary Partition
F: Logical Drive
G: System, Active, Primary Partition






i tried Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD but that made no difference.

Any help will be much appreciated

Regards

PS. All my system files are on drive C:


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Apr 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sure Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD did finish successfully?
In Elevated Command Prompt :
Code:
bcdedit /store  C:\boot\bcd  /enum all
bcdedit /store  G:\boot\bcd  /enum all
Both outputs are EXACTLY the same? DEVICE, OSDEVICE and more lines refer to partition C: ?
Post back results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2014   #3
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Yes, EasyBCD finished running with no errors.


Code:
bcdedit /store  C:\boot\bcd  /enum all
C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /store C:\boot\bcd /enum all

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444
cf\Winre.wim,{c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444
cf\Winre.wim,{c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device boot
path \Boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier {c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf\boot.sdi




Code:
bcdedit /store  G:\boot\bcd  /enum all
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {default}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444
cf\Winre.wim,{c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444
cf\Winre.wim,{c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {c5a9343b-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier {memdiag}
device boot
path \Boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
------------
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}
{emssettings}
{badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}
{hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier {c5a9343e-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\c5a9343d-54b3-11e3-9f30-c6094ed444cf\boot.sdi
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Apr 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Easybcd doesn't move the bootmanager and bootmenu.... but copies it. Also it marks the new partition ACTIVE. The old partition is automatically INACTIVE if that partition is on same physical disk because only 1 partition can be active on a physical disk.

It has copied the bootmenu succesfully from G to C. I assume bootmanager as well.
Mark G drive inactive. In elevated command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
select  volume  G
inactive
exit
Now reboot. Problem solved? Otherwise do a "startup repair". Post results
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2014   #5
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Mark G drive inactive. In elevated command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
select  volume  G
inactive
exit
Now reboot. Problem solved? Otherwise do a "startup repair". Post results

I was going to try that but if the PC doesn`t reboot do you think running "startup repair" will fix it. I really don`t want to have to reinstall everything?

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You have a win7 repair disc or win7 install disk? You can enter "recovery environment" from there. And do a "startup repair" from there. Startup repair fixes many boot problems but there are no problems at all now afaik!

You can even enter "command prompt" from there and mark G active again (it's not called G there!).

I expect no problems at all!! bootmenu has been transfered. C partition is ACTIVE. No problem at all
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Apr 2014   #7
GMS Group

Windows 7 Professional (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Dude... you are so awesome...

I made drive G: inactive and rebooted and everything works. I even managed to install Restore IT 2014




Thank you so much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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