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Windows 7: Win7 MBR Issues After New Deleted Dual Boot

18 Jan 2011   #31

Win7 Pro

It is Active... otherwise the Inactive would not be in bold.
Notice that the Active is greyed out as it is already active
Oh boy...having some success...Bootmgr error again BUT when I started up on the 7 disc it detected a Win7 drive and told me the boot needs repairing

EDIT...and back to BOOTMGR error
Will try the 3 times repair again now as I am further along than I ever was previously

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18 Jan 2011   #32


It is just unusual for the labels not to be on the Drive Map and in the listings. Could be corruption also blocking repair.

Can you see files when you choose Explore on partition?

I'd check the file System and do HD Surface Scan to give yourself every edge.
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18 Jan 2011   #33

Win7 Pro

Here is a repair result:
Just did it again and I am IN!!!!

Thanks to everyone for their help and thanks to you most of all Greg for sticking along mate

OK...just curious as to WHY my only drive attached (the SSD) is showing as the H: drive and not C:? LMAO
My DVD drive is D:
I won't be able to connect my other drives now as one will tag itself as C: and cause issues, or would it since there is no OS present?

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18 Jan 2011   #34

Win7 Pro

I booted up off the 7 disc again and it found the OS and showed the Drive as C: with no errors but when I just booted up again, it is still H: ??
It is fitting as this fiasco is causing me to go grab some Preparation H here lol

Can I not change the drive letter in Disk Manager or will that cause programs not to run?
It shouldn't considering everything is running now and this drive used to be X:

What do you think Greg?

OK just plugged in my thumb stick and it is C: now? Haha wow....
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18 Jan 2011   #35

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Don't worry about the drive letters you see when you are booted into windows re - they will usually be different from the way your windows installation sees them.
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18 Jan 2011   #36


What's important now is performance, to see whether it was affected by the conversions and repairs at all.

If so, you can try a Repair Install which keeps everything in place while reinstalling the OS and resorting the boot. Unplug all other HD's so it might recover the C if it hasn't already - Win7 has a mind of its own on these things.

Si, can he use Paragon Rescue CD to restore Drive letter if it has slipped in a Repair operation like this?
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19 Jan 2011   #37

Win7 Pro

I just changed it with Acronis but I got a C:\Windows\system\system32\nvvsvc.exe runtime error at the title screen and now it is stuck on Preparing Desktop
That looks like it might be an Nvidia service, no?
Now it is on a pale blank blue screen with a Windows 7 Build 7600 Not Genuine notification in the botton right corner
It is a legit version 100% paid for right from MS
Oh joy....obviously it thinks it is past due and not legit so it is in lock down?
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19 Jan 2011   #38


The blue screen non-genuine lockout is due to the drive letter slipping. It is remedied by Paragon Rescue CD to change back the drive letter: Moving Win7 Partition to Another Drive

But if it occurred only after you changed the drive letter with Acronis then it might not work since you cannot change a drive letter using any other method without bricking the OS, unless it is done during imaging.

But since the symptoms are the same as for standard blue-screen lockout due to slipped drive letter, use the known fix which is linked above.
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19 Jan 2011   #39

Win7 Pro

Which the rParagon link above?
I cannot even boot from the disc right just keeps going to the desktop and blue screen
I will give it a shot
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19 Jan 2011   #40

Win7 Pro

OK did as the link described but no change in symptoms
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