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Windows 7: HARD DRIVE RENAMED - blue desktop screen, cannot run system files

28 Oct 2015   #1
narashikz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
HARD DRIVE RENAMED - blue desktop screen, cannot run system files

Good day,

I was cloning my x230t hard disk with windows 7 os to an mSSD.
So after cloning, I was trying to rename my existing HDD from C: to B: so i can rename my newly cloned mSATA to C:. BUT i just realized that the C: i was renaming in the registry editor was the cloned mSATA. I think windows automatically changed the drive name to C; when the old HDD file was formated in the disk manager. So my supposed to be drive C: was renamed to B: in the **registry editor** (**\DosDevices\C:** to **\DosDevices\B:**).
So when i rebooted my PC, all i get is a blank blue screen with nothing in it. I managed to to run explorer through the task manager, but unfortunately, I'm stuck. I can't even open My Computer or even run command prompt as an administrator.




I really hope someone can help me solve this problem, since i cannot even recover my windows 7 license number because i cannot run anything on my laptop.


Thanks in advance.


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28 Oct 2015   #2
narashikz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

i was trying to open control panel it indicates "No such interface supported" this also pops up when i try to open my computer. I also tried to run registry editor so i can rename it back to the cloned drive from B: to C:, but unfortunately path error occurs, again this maybe due to path file is directed to C: which is currently renamed to B:.
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28 Oct 2015   #3
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

hmm... try opening repair your computer at boot (press F8 at boot and find it in the menu) and running CMD from there and then open regedit and rename the drive back to C and see if that helps.

EDIT: yes, that could well be the reason for not being able to open regedit, do you have another drive named C? maybe windows has attempted to load off that.
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28 Oct 2015   #4
narashikz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

WOW! That helped a lot! thank you very much. So i just renamed the B: drive to C: but what's weird was that there was an existing C: so i renamed that to Z: instead.
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28 Oct 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When you are booted into Windows 7 that partition should always be labeled "C". If it's not then Windows 7 gets confused and lots of things will not work properly.
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28 Oct 2015   #6
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

sounds about right!
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28 Oct 2015   #7
narashikz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thank you very much. Now i'm back on track
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28 Oct 2015   #8
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Drive A and B assignments have for ever been reserved for the now non-existent floppy drives. Do not use those drive letters to avoid potential BIOS confusion.
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29 Oct 2015   #9
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

you're very welcome, narashikz.
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