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Windows 7: OS cloned to SSd-unable to boot-attempted to recover bootloader-still

10 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 
OS cloned to SSd-unable to boot-attempted to recover bootloader-still

Windows 7 hp 64 bit/HP Pavillion dv6 notebook pc
ssd 1tb Touro
(everything is backed up as well as system image to ehd)
also did a system repair disc
I used EaseUS clone disk wizard to clone OS. Everything went well (or so I thought). Changed boot order (BIOS),tried to boot from ssd- didn't work. Booted from repair disc & went through recovery options/ start-up repair 3+ times.. ssd still would not boot.
Followed a few tutorials that had me do basically the same thing.. still not working.
Tried christopher heiser's "fix a broken or missing bootloader in windows 7"... didn't work.
Went through tutorial from EasyBCD, tried automated repair, manually repairing windows bootloader & nuclear Holocaust..
All the commands completed (nuclear holocaust) added new entry.. everything was ok.
But it is still not booting
Please help!
I hate to be a pain & even ask this question b/c I know there are tutorials everywhere to do this but something just isn't going right & before I wipe my ssd and spend another day cloning my OS, I figured I would ask..
I also seem to of gained a few additions to my ssd (the * in the photo). Here is what my drives look like via EaseUS-attached.
Thanks for your help!
Bre




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11 Aug 2013   #2

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Try removing the old HDD, than do Start up Repair.
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11 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

I've noticed that my repair disk does not have bootsect.exe.. could that be part of the problem?
theog- do you mean to physically remove my hdd? I am on a laptop & was trying to avoid taking it apart but if that is what I need to do then please verify.
Thanks much!
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11 Aug 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brescreations View Post
I've noticed that my repair disk does not have bootsect.exe.. could that be part of the problem?
theog- do you mean to physically remove my hdd? I am on a laptop & was trying to avoid taking it apart but if that is what I need to do then please verify.
Thanks much!
Yes, physically remove my HDD.
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11 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I removed my hdd.
Booted from cd/dvd
Windows loaded files, I selected US for keyboard input method, windows recovery options searched for installs..
Installs found were:
Microsoft Windows partition size 463192mb (E
Windows 7 HP 0mb (unknown)
Selected the 1st install then 1st radio button
Start-up repair ran ("Your computer was unable to start")
That took me to the HP recovery manager
Selected run check-up
Option, Launch check disk for recovery partition (a command window flashed up and then closed before I could read it)
Exit-reboot
I ran through this 3 times..
ssd still not booting-
Rebooted from Cd/Dvd again
windows loads files, searched for installs (same results as above)
Went through start up repair
at the HP recovery manager I selected command prompt
entered:
bootrec /fixmbr (completed successfully)
bootrec /fixboot (completed successfully)
bootrec /rebuildbcd (total identified Windows installs :0 completed successfully)
Rebooted recovery disk
Windows loads files-system recovery- start-up repair
Recovery manager- run check-up launch check disk recovery partition
Screen now shows:
"Boot device not found
Please install an OS on your hard disk
hard disk <3FO>
F2 system diagnostics"
So I selected F2 & did a start-up test and a run-in test
they both passed system memory but said hard disk does not exist
Rebooted-Windows loaded files.. same results with start-up repair/recovery manager
Re-installed hdd & here I am.
Please advise.
Thank you
Bre
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12 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?
Thanks
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12 Aug 2013   #7

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Mark the partition G: in your screenshot in post one, ACTIVE.
Partition - Mark as Active
Than do Start up Repair with the other HDD removed.
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