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Windows 7: need to change my system volume to another disk

14 Sep 2010   #21
darewinder

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, open a Command Line to mark Win7 partition Active using DISKPART Commands given here: Partition - Mark as Active

Next using the same steps as above, mark the external HD Inactive.

Now power down, unplug external HD, set Win7 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup if not already, then boot back into DVD/repair CD, accept any offered repair. When this fails to start Win7, boot back in again to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums.URL

System Repair Disc - Create
Did you follow these steps exactly? It seems like you missed the step to unplug external HD during repair, just as you missed the link for System Repair Disk.

I do not believe the external USB install was your problem other than it was incorrectly marked active during install which is fixed by following all of the above steps. If you extracted the ISO then no files needed to be unhidden.

If you wil post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with the external HD connected we can confirm the problem and its solution. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.
i did exactly what u said but windows repair rand for hours and didnt do anything. i had to manually power down the pc.

so besides that. i installed win7 again, this time from external optical drive (taking out my external hdd) into my raid array. now the installation made a 100mb partion and stored bcd there.... is this because of raid?

any how computer runs fine, without any problems but if u guys think this 100mb partition will be a problem let me know




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14 Sep 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

The 100mb Sys Reserved partition puts the Repair console on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. I would keep it for that reason.
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14 Sep 2010   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64, W10 Pro x64 dual boot - Second remote tower W7 Pro x64
 
 

On a large drive you eventually won't even notice it. Since your SSDs are only 60gb in size the recommendation would have been to first partition and format the drive separately using something other then the drive tools the Windows installer uses.

Even without that the startup repair tool will appear if 7 sees any startup problems. That was found to be the case even with the beta and RC builds being an automated process to bring that up with hard shutdowns like a program locking things up solid forcing a hard boot for example.

You typically won't see that option in the F8 options unless a forced restart is seen as a rule. The "Last configuration known to work" option as the Startup Repair are then seen when the F8 comes up on it's own.
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14 Sep 2010   #24
darewinder

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i see.

well size wont be an issue. the reason i went with this raid set up is because i use 3d biochem modeling programs that constantly works with large files. with this raid set up the process is alot painless.

i extracted my external hdd and installed within chasis and formatted. so will use it constantly now.

well thanks alot for the help guys.
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15 Sep 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
ImgBurn won't run on the 64bit Windows. Why people continue to point at that particular program is beyond me!




I don't know where you've been hiding mate but I've been running Imgburn on 64-bit systems starting with Vista, all through the Windows 7 Betas and I continue to use it to great success even now, every ISO I burn is done with ImgBurn.
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15 Sep 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

It's hard to give up ImgBurn since it never fails on intact ISO, but the Win7 built-in burner is pretty good too. It doesn't fall apart with the slightest challenge as Windows burners have in the past.
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15 Sep 2010   #27
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64, W10 Pro x64 dual boot - Second remote tower W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
ImgBurn won't run on the 64bit Windows. Why people continue to point at that particular program is beyond me!




I don't know where you've been hiding mate but I've been running Imgburn on 64-bit systems starting with Vista, all through the Windows 7 Betas and I continue to use it to great success even now, every ISO I burn is done with ImgBurn.
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Apparently you haven't been running the more recent versions. I'm alreadt well famiiar with the program and find it can problematic at times on the 64bit side. When going to click the burn button surprize! A command prompt window opens and everything freezes up.

One time incident? On the beta, later on the 64 RC installs, and even on the retail 64bit on more then one system even seeing the same thing. Never any problem on the 32bit however.

The other program on the other hand can be used for more then just burning iso images and has been reliable even before Vista was released for use on XP as well as now found reliable on the 64bit 7. That and always end up being the dependable ones.
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15 Sep 2010   #28
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

NightHawk,
I don't know what went wrong on your installation but ImgBurn works very well on 32 bit and 64 bit systems.

ImgBurn supports all the Microsoft Windows OS's - Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 and Windows 7 (including all the 64-bit versions).

That's from the ImgBurn site. I'm sure they would be interested in hearing of your experiences.
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15 Sep 2010   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I used version 2.4.2.0 for a long time and in July I started using 2.5.1.0 and I just downloaded 2.5.2.0 but I intent to continue to use 2.5.1.0 for quite a while as that's the one I have added now but when I reinstall I'll start using the new version; I always open it using "Run-As" to burn an ISO and have never had any issue of any kind either creating or burning an ISO with it.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree because this is the last reply I intend to make on this subject.

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