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Windows 7: Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible?

21 Oct 2013   #1
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 
Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible?

Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible? I have two hard disks with the exact same program files but one won't boot onto windows, but it will boot onto Ubuntu. Is it possible that i could copy the windows files so that the Hard Disk is usable again


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22 Oct 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You would need to clone the disk for it to be bootable. Macrium Reflect is an excellent free program for the job.
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22 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible? I have two hard disks with the exact same program files but one won't boot onto windows, but it will boot onto Ubuntu. Is it possible that i could copy the windows files so that the Hard Disk is usable again
What error do you get when you (try to) boot into win7?
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22 Oct 2013   #4
xuserx

Windows 7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xuserx View Post
Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible? I have two hard disks with the exact same program files but one won't boot onto windows, but it will boot onto Ubuntu. Is it possible that i could copy the windows files so that the Hard Disk is usable again
What error do you get when you (try to) boot into win7?
I get a BSOD Not sure on the error as it flashes so fast
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22 Oct 2013   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xuserx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xuserx View Post
Cloning or copying Hard disks, is it possible? I have two hard disks with the exact same program files but one won't boot onto windows, but it will boot onto Ubuntu. Is it possible that i could copy the windows files so that the Hard Disk is usable again
What error do you get when you (try to) boot into win7?
I get a BSOD Not sure on the error as it flashes so fast
You know F8 to show advance boot options? Advanced Boot Options
choose "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure" there. It disables Automatic Restart on System Failure on next boot, so you can see the error. What's the error message?
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