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Windows 7: Boot sector(?)

22 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1
Boot sector(?)

I have installed Windows 7 from my hard drive (E:\). Now I have a small problem, the boot sector (or something like that) is located in E:\, I want to move it to C:\. Moreover there is two options in the bootscreen: Windows 7 and install Windows 7 RC. How I will remove the secon option?

Thaks in advance.

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22 Jun 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management, like this:

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22 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Starter SP1


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22 Jun 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2

you can use tools such as EasyBCD edit or VistaBootPro to fix that pretty easily. If you don't want to mess with command line.

You might be able to use the Windows 7 DVD to repair it, but I've not had as much luck with it. Be careful because the automated repair certainly does not fix everything I've come across.
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22 Jun 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64


I assume you want to make C the System partition.

In this case it is probably easier to get Easybcd as it contains bootsect.exe and MbrFix.exe in the bin folder.

1. Download from here and install it :

here is the home page: Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

2. Go to Folder Options and make sure Hidden Files and protected operating system files are showing.

Copy and paste bootmgr and the pale yellow Boot folder from E to C.

It won't let you copy bcd as it is in use - skip that and copy the rest.

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3. Open the Easybcd command prompt (they call it power console)

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AT the prompt ( this bit > ), type the following commands - Press Enter after each command ( or copy and paste these if it is easier) :

bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force

mbrfix.exe /drive 0 fixmbr /vista /yes

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device boot

bcdedit /export C:\Boot\BCD


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