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Windows 7: System reserved is C: and OS is D:?

21 Mar 2015   #21
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Once you change the motherboard it always best to do a Clean Install of Windows 7.

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will help. Be sure you only have the drive you want Windows 7 on hooked up.

Make sure you have the COA activation key handy.
With a new motherboard you will need either a Retail key or a new OEM Builders key.

Wait, so everytime somone changes to a new motherboard you would have to do a clean install everytime?
I did not know that. Wow, really? Sheesh. What a bother.


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21 Mar 2015   #22
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
Ah, I didn't know you could access disk management from the OS installation disk.
Just a reminder that I'm unable to access my OS which is what I'm trying to solve, if it be can be solved.
Open Windows DISKPART at System Startup

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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21 Mar 2015   #23
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
Ah, I didn't know you could access disk management from the OS installation disk.
Just a reminder that I'm unable to access my OS which is what I'm trying to solve, if it be can be solved.
Open Windows DISKPART at System Startup

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
And what should one do from there?
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21 Mar 2015   #24
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is there anyway to re-create the system reserved partition in cmd?
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21 Mar 2015   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know the way to create a system reserve is to start over and let Windows 7 create it during the clean install.

I still recommend backing up your data to a external device and do a Clean Install.
I'm not understanding why you wouldn't want a clean install after putting all that new hardware in your system.

Hang in there others may have other methods.
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21 Mar 2015   #26
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
And what should one do from there?
How bout read the tutorials?
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21 Mar 2015   #27
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

..but that's just it, how am I supposed to backup everything if I can't even access my OS?
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21 Mar 2015   #28
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
..but that's just it, how am I supposed to backup everything if I can't even access my OS?
If you can access the drive through a command prompt, I'd think you could copy your data files to a backup drive, assuming you know where they are---in what directory tree.

I'm not highly familiar with your situation--are you able to get to a command prompt and navigate to various directories on the drive?

Do you have a Windows install disc and valid Product Key?
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21 Mar 2015   #29
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
And what should one do from there?
How bout read the tutorials?
How bout reading past posts and knowing where my issue lies?
The tutorial was about how to get into diskpart, which I already know how to do, but that's not what I'm trying to do right now, which was why I asked what I should do from there; assuming there was a step two to solving the issue at hand; assuming that merely accessing diskpart was a step one to the solution.
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21 Mar 2015   #30
stuckstuck

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
..but that's just it, how am I supposed to backup everything if I can't even access my OS?
If you can access the drive through a command prompt, I'd think you could copy your data files to a backup drive, assuming you know where they are---in what directory tree.

I'm not highly familiar with your situation--are you able to get to a command prompt and navigate to various directories on the drive?

Do you have a Windows install disc and valid Product Key?
Yes. I can see that all my drives are there are well, the problem that keeps happening as I attempt to boot into the OS is that (apparently) it is a hardware-related issue?
I had bought a new motherboard, CPU & RAM I assume the issue is within those new components?
I've checked the hardware for any looseness to anything but everything is nice and secure.
However I'm not entirely too sure how to backup files from cmd?
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