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Windows 7: Cloned Drive with Windows 7

16 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Cloned Drive with Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 on my D: drive and it was only 80GB, and had everything running to my satisfaction. Started adding a few programs from my Vista install and thought the drive was to small, so cloned the drive unto a backup drive and installed a 1TB drive. Cloned the image back unto the new drive, but when I try to dual boot, it doesn't see Windows 7. I tried booting from the Windows 7 disk, to do a startup repair, but it doesn't see Windows 7 installed on the new drive.

Any ideas?

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16 May 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?
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16 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here it is! Windows 7 is on Disk 0. Vista on Disk 1.


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16 May 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You are booting thru Disk 2, E - what is on there?

Which is the first 7 install and which is the cloned one?

FYI the full window can be shown by going to View>Customize and unticking Console Tree and Action pane.

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16 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The L drive is actually 500GB usb 2 drive that I used to clone the drive I had Windows 7 installed on. Disk 1 has Vista 64, which I'm using currently. I noticed that the 1TB disk says SATA80GB?


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16 May 2009   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

When you say you installed the 1TB drive, did you initialize and partition it?
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16 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I did, before I cloned from the usb drive.
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16 May 2009   #8

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

A cloning app. - a decent one anyway, would give you the option to increase the clone to the size of the target drive - you can always shrink the free space afterwards.

Looks like the partition table - showing one 80gb partition was cloned back as well.

That's why the o/s thinks that's all there is.

You will notice both L and E are showing as 80gb.

I would use my Paragon program to correct the table.

Don't think Diskpart would do it.

You may need to boot the 7 dvd, start the install, go to drive options(advanced) and delete then reformat the remaining space.

Then abort the installation.
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16 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have Paragon Partition Manager and it shows that the drive is indeed 900+GB. All of the Windows files are there.

I guess I'll just have to re-install, not exactly what I wanted to do.
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16 May 2009   #10

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Try using Paragon to perform a partitioning operation on that drive - anything you like, create and format a partition out of the unallocated space .

You may find it updates the o/s partition table for you.
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