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Windows 7: create or repair boot sector on an already installed windows disk

10 Oct 2014   #1
Floris1977

7 home 64
 
 
create or repair boot sector on an already installed windows disk

Hello,

This is my problem

- I added a SSD to my computer.
- Windows 7 Home was installed at my C-drive (harddisk)
- I succesfully installed Windows Home at my new A-drive (SSD)
- When I startup I can choose between two Windows 7 installation
The first is the new installation, the second is the old one

- Now I want to remove my old C-drive
But when I do this Windows does not start up.
I tried booting from the installation DVD, tyring repair, but my new installation does not appear in there, so I cannot repair that installation.

Someone told me I had to repair the bootrecord on my new SSD, but I don't know how.
I DON'T want to reinstall windows. I only want to repair or copy the bootrecord on this new SSD so that I can remove the C-drive

Whenever I replug the C-drive everything still works fine. That disk and that installation is fine as well.

Can I copy it from that installation?

Thank you


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11 Oct 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Floris I don't know if either of these will help you our but worth a try
https://neosmart.net/wiki/bootrec/

or

Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
not having to have to do either of these I am not really sure but they do look similar to each other.

I just found this too wasn't sure if I had seen it but read this MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

NB Remove the old drive first
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11 Oct 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Post screenshot of disk management please. The problem most likely is : The old disk has the bootmgr and bootmenu.
the screenshot gives me enough information to show that.
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11 Oct 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

If win7 did format the drive the MBR and partition bootsector are fine! No reason to think he's got a faulty boot sector.
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11 Oct 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD be sure to move bootmgr to the SSD partition! If successfully detach the old disk and test. Post results.

If it boots fine: shutdown, power off and and attach the old disk again. Boot to win7 on ssd. Now make the primary partition on old disk INACTIVE see Partition - Mark as Inactive

Reboot again. Post results. Post disk management screenshoot again.
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12 Oct 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
If win7 did format the drive the MBR and partition bootsector are fine! No reason to think he's got a faulty boot sector.
That's ok mate I was just going on what someone else had told the OP re the MBR
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