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Windows 7: How can I create mbr files in the new C partion?

15 Apr 2011   #1
dillon

Window 7 x64
 
 
How can I create mbr files in the new C partion?

Hi,

So, I deleted and formated system recovery and OEM partion and then intalled windows 7 x64 there. (Used MiniTool)

The old partion D still has the bmr files and is set to active. (its the only way windows will boot)

How can I create bmr files in the new C partion?

I've searched and already tried, bootsect.exe, /fixmbr etc but no success.

I'm used usb flash drive to intall windows.

Thanks


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15 Apr 2011   #2
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

well, I'm not an expert with boot managers, but I think the MBR is stored at the very start of the hard drive in it's own tiny partition.
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15 Apr 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dillon, welcome to Seven Forums!


You need to mark the C: partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs to Windows 7 so the "System" boot files will be created to the C: partition, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


If that doesn't work post back a snip of Windows 7 disk management for us to see what the underlying issue may be.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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15 Apr 2011   #4
kitji

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A separate program does this, try easyBCD

Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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15 Apr 2011   #5
dillon

Window 7 x64
 
 

Thanks BFK and Kitji, I will try both and post back if it works.
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15 Apr 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dillon View Post
Thanks BFK and Kitji, I will try both and post back if it works.

Yes be sure to post back with an update.
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15 Apr 2011   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dillon View Post
So, I deleted and formated system recovery and OEM partion and then intalled windows 7 x64 there. (Used MiniTool)

The old partion D still has the bmr files and is set to active. (its the only way windows will boot)

How can I create bmr files in the new C partion?
A disk management screen shot would describe your situation. Are you doing a clean install with Windows 7 disks?

Too late now, but unless you move to a true clean install deleting OEM recovery partitions is not a good idea.
Also, it is safer to use the PW bootable disk for major partition work, not the miniTool.

This may give you a better understanding of the MBR and the various booting elements.reflect updates

Running the automated repair x3 as described above is normal practice but I'm not sure where you've Windows.
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16 Apr 2011   #8
dillon

Window 7 x64
 
 

Sorry for the late update, it took me a while.

Previous OS on D drive (then C) was windows 7 home. Upgraded to windows 7 ultimate in the new partion.

Tried Bootrec, Bootsect, bcd boot etc. Nothing.


Tried Startup repair, but gave me an error of incompatible windows version. Bypassed that by not selecting windows 7 and clicking next. Then it said it cannot be repaired automatically.

Finally I just deleted the D partion (unallocated space) and re-installing windows in C.


Its booting ok for now.

Thanks
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17 Apr 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Dillon.


Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update; now that you have a new installation, be sure to use Option One of this tutorial at the link below to create a Windows repair disk to have on hand if ever you need it.


How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
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