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Windows 7: System files stuck inside a RAW partition.

03 Nov 2015   #1
Banana93

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
System files stuck inside a RAW partition.

Recently got a new hard drive to reinstall Windows 7 onto as my 5 year old 500GB HDD as you can imagine was running slow.
(Installed straight from ISO on my D: drive because I do not have a CD Drive or a memory stick big enough to fit the ISO)
So once it was all installed I decided to wipe the original hard drive (c: which still contained the old OS files) using CCleaners "Drive wiper" tool because I wanted to start from scratch.
However once it was done and I went to format the hard drive it wouldn't allow me. "Windows was unable to complete the format"
Looked at disk management and it looks like this

System files stuck inside a RAW partition.-capture.jpg

As you can see the System files are not contained within the windows e: on disk2 where I reinstalled windows but inside the RAW c: where Windows 7 used to be installed.

I am extremely confused because if I wiped the whole hard drive why is "System" still present on that disk and not on my e: drive?
I haven't turned my PC off as I am worried it is not going to boot. I have tried BCDboot to try and copy the files over but it did not work I presume because the disk is RAW or am I misunderstanding how it is meant to work ? Is there anyway I can move the system files to the E: drive and allow me to format the RAW drive so I can use it for storage? Help!




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03 Nov 2015   #2
Hacb

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

windows boots to C: by default, as you will find by reading this thread, loading windows on another drive causes chaos on your computer
HARD DRIVE RENAMED - blue desktop screen, cannot run system files
because links to things like the control panel from the start menu link to the C: drive where control panel was but is not, so first thing I would do is NOT reboot under any circumstances at this point to avoid ending up like the OP in the thread above, COPY (not cut) the contents of the drive to the one you wanted, and, if you want to reboot normally I would go into regedit and rename the E drive C and vice versa
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04 Nov 2015   #3
Banana93

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hacb View Post
windows boots to C: by default, as you will find by reading this thread, loading windows on another drive causes chaos on your computer
HARD DRIVE RENAMED - blue desktop screen, cannot run system files
because links to things like the control panel from the start menu link to the C: drive where control panel was but is not, so first thing I would do is NOT reboot under any circumstances at this point to avoid ending up like the OP in the thread above, COPY (not cut) the contents of the drive to the one you wanted, and, if you want to reboot normally I would go into regedit and rename the E drive C and vice versa
Well my PC just BSOD "bad pool header" but i need to post that in a different thread i guess, but it rebooted fine. I can't access the c: drive because its raw so I can't copy the files... I did not clone the OS I completely reinstalled it from a windows 7 ISO.
After the restart the problem is fixed and I can format the drive... odd.
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