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Windows 7: SSD Install Problem

26 Aug 2011   #11
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think this might be the one:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System



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26 Aug 2011   #12
Jerald7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks so much Karl, for your time on this. I've got to get a little shuteye, I'll jump back on any suggestions you may have, in the morning.
Again, thank you.
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26 Aug 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.

NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.



First Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If Startup is a no go
Use the Rebuild BCD in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

SSD Install Problem-startup-repair-4.png SSD Install Problem-startup-repair-5.png


& Fix MBR.

SSD Install Problem-startup-repair-6.png


Your best bet, would of been doing clean install.


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26 Aug 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Nobody here recommends Easeus for anything. I'd use Acronis free premium cloning or imaging app which comes with any WD or Seagate HD. And I'd image it rather than cloning via USB as cloning works bests via SATA or IDE ports. Elect to include MBR and Track 1.

If you don't have WD or Seagate in the mix, then use Win7 backup imaging, Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 freeware which are all recommended here.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Macrium - Image your system
Seagate Acronis cloning free util
WD Acronis free cloning app
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26 Aug 2011   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Theog,
I use a pen drive for startup repair all of the time.

When you boot up, then the modified Win PE of the system repair creates a ram drive. The "mini-win 7" used by the startup repair is installed to that ram drive, assigned the letter X.

At that point you can remove the pen drive or the CD as System Repair will not reference the usb/cd again.
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26 Aug 2011   #16
Jerald7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I now have a new problem. I did the Rebuild BCD, per the tutorial, then rebooted, when it started the reboot, the drive light did come on briefly (hasn't came on at all up until now), but then went out, and no boot. I then did another series of CD startup repair, then reboot, probably three of them, still no boot. Here is the new problem. I started to reboot again, but the PC will not come on at all. Every time I press the power, it will not power up, but the HDD light comes on. I have never seen anything like this before. At this point, the PC is totally dead. I removed the battery, unplugged it from the power source, left it unpowered for some time, then plugged it back up and it will now reboot to the CD repair disk. Once again, I ran a few CD repair disk repair and reboots, now it is doing the same thing again. It is totally dead - will not power up at all. Right now, when I press the power button, nothing happens - except the HHD light blinks as long as I hold the power button down, but the PC never even attempts to power up at all. Has anyone seen this before?
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26 Aug 2011   #17
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only time I have ever seen that is when my bios was missing on my desktop and had to get a new mobo but I'm hoping thats not the case with you. Do you see a bios screen at all?
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26 Aug 2011   #18
Jerald7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok, I killed all power for a bit, took out the SSD, put the hard drive back in, and the PC boots up fine, with no problems. Perhaps that was some kind of power loss issue, not a PC problem.

Back to my original problem with the SSD. With the SSD removed, I put it back in the external HD dock, went into Disk Management, and the drive still has the ID of "F" with status of "Active, Primary Partition."

I'm at a loss as to how to get this thing to become drive C and boot up the PC.
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27 Aug 2011   #19
Jerald7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

GREAT NEWS!
The problem is SOLVED. I downloaded "Magic Partition" Bootable CD, done a MBR Rebuild, rebooted the PC, and she booted up beautifully. Much thanks to everyone for your time and advice on this.
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27 Aug 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Theog,
I use a pen drive for startup repair all of the time.

When you boot up, then the modified Win PE of the system repair creates a ram drive. The "mini-win 7" used by the startup repair is installed to that ram drive, assigned the letter X.

At that point you can remove the pen drive or the CD as System Repair will not reference the usb/cd again.
That is where the ploblem is OP's, DO NOT REMOVE THE PEN DRIVE.

You can not use a USB Pendrive to do a startup Repair, as startup repair will find the MBR on the Pendrive & not the HD.
Therefore will not detect a problem.

Self tested & MS kb934540.
Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem
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