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Windows 7: Installing OS on two Internal Hard Drives

22 Apr 2012   #61
gregrocker

 

You need to boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD to Recover Using a System Image.


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22 Apr 2012   #62
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok so you're saying I should restore using a system image? There is nothing else I can do/try?
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22 Apr 2012   #63
gregrocker

 

The boot files may need to be repaired with that ataport.sys error.

Have you tried booting into System Recovery Options on the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair a few times. If this fails to fix it, boot back into Options to open a Command Lines, type: bootrec.exe /fixboot, then Enter and bootrec.exe /fixmbr, Enter.
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22 Apr 2012   #64
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Yes. System repair says problems cannot be found.
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22 Apr 2012   #65
gregrocker

 

What happens after the bootrec commands are run?

The ataport.sys error can indicate an MBR-virus rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl4. Use the TDSSkiller from Kapersky to remove this, then run a full scan with Malwarebytes in Safe Mode.

Afterwards try SFC again to repair any damaged system files.

The error can also be hardware. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

If these fail to help post up your bugcheck file from the BSOD's in our Crashes forum, according to these
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums
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22 Apr 2012   #66
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

So I ran the bootrec commands and it was completed successfully.

The Kaspersky tool found some mbr record and it cured it. But after I restarted my computer, it says invalid partition table.

The threat found is

Rootkit.Boot.Pihar.c
physical drive:\device\harddisk0\DR0
Malware object, high risk

If I remove it and then restart, then I will get a invalid partition table error and will have to go to system repair command prompt to do the bootrec
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22 Apr 2012   #67
gregrocker

 

You need to remove it and then run the TDSSkiller rootkit tool from Symantec to make sure it is gone.

Then you can run the bootrec commands and if necessary Startup Repair again.
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22 Apr 2012   #68
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

It says

Can't cure MBR. Write standard boot code?

If you have installed custom bootloader (eg Acronis, Grub, Lilo), you will need to reinstall them after the treatment.
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22 Apr 2012   #69
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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22 Apr 2012   #70
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I don't know how that will help. The rootkit deletes the mbr. I can always create it using system repair.
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