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Windows 7: Extended dual boot time following single BSOD

08 Jul 2014   #21
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'll go with the general consensus here, I'm in your hands.


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08 Jul 2014   #22
gregrocker

 

I concur with Anshad that C is best choice for boot partition

However we've learned here its best not to delete the extant System partition until new System partition is successfully booting the OS and in this case Win8 has been added successfully using EasyBCD

To do this mark C Active to run up to 3 separate Startup Repairs until it starts and C is System flagged. Then unless Repair adds 8,install EasyBCD to do so.

You can then Delete Recov using PW CD, resize C into its space: How to Move/Resize Partition with partitioni manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help. .
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08 Jul 2014   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No idea why that is so big. Not a bad idea necessarily to have a separate partition for it, I suppose.

Glad to see my recommendation of pguru spreading. The developer will be pleased.
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08 Jul 2014   #24
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

PG is a very handy tool, it's now on my recommended list.
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08 Jul 2014   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As everyone knows that has been on the forum for more than a week, I'm no expert.

I do have a questions for the experts.
Boozad I'm not trying to steal your thread just learn.

Exactly what is Windows using to boot?

For what reason would PC Specialist set up a computer in this fashion
I don't believe it's by accident. Seams to me they think they have a reason.

We have 3 heave hitters on this subject, Anshad, Greg, and SIW2 and I don't want to miss the opportunity to use their knowledge.
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08 Jul 2014   #26
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Boozad I'm not trying to steal your thread just learn.
Don't mention it Jack. I've no problem with people using threads I've created to learn and participate, feel free by all means.
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08 Jul 2014   #27
gregrocker

 

You can wait to hear their reasoning but the System flag should be there just like the Active flag as these are not normally also hidden, unless it some special hidden partition type I've not seen.

I see no benefit from wasting 3 gb SSD space or why WinRe is put there. Si?

Having 7 boot itself may eliminate it as possible cause of slow start of 7.
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08 Jul 2014   #28
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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You can wait to hear their reasoning but the System flag should be there just like the Active flag as these are not normally also hidden, unless it some special hidden partition type I've not seen.
Simple hiding will also hide the "System" flag. Here is a screenshot i taken after hiding the "System reserved" partition using "Partition Wizard". I re-sized the partition to replicate original condition.

Extended dual boot time following single BSOD-hidden-test.png


Note that "Disk Management" treats the partition as some kind of alien volume - no identified file system, no volume label and no info about free space ( or misreported as 100% free ).

As Greg said, first set "C" as the active partition and then run "Startup Repair" to create necessary boot critical files on "C". Although it is not a bad idea to have a separate "WinRE" partition, i would recommend removing it and adding space to "C". Every MB is precious in case of solid state drives. "Startup Repair" may be needed to run one more time to fix the possible volume GUID change after a resize operation. Once "7" is up and running properly, use "EasyBCD" to add "8" to the boot menu.

Btw, make sure to disconnect the slave HDD during the operations.


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20 Oct 2014   #29
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I know it's been a while but I've just got round to doing this and I've hit a problem. I marked C: as active and when I go to run Startup Repair it shows no OS to repair. Any ideas?

I've run Startup Repair several times but still can't boot into Windows, when I follow the clean install route Windows is seeing the SSD with three partitions, the recovery, Win 7 partition (marked as System) and Win8 partition (marked as Primary). If push comes to shove I'll do a clean install but if there's any way to rescue the Startup I'd prefer it as I stand to lose a fair bit of stuff which I'd prefer to keep if possible.

The only other thing I can think of is to format the whole disk, clean install Win 7 then restore one of my Macrium images if that's an option?
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20 Oct 2014   #30
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'm currently going the clean install route following formatting the three partitions, I'll see how it goes from here.
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