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Windows 7: How to boot Win7 from VHD without MBR

29 Nov 2011   #11
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Put text under ------- in a file let's say disklayout.txt and put it on your problem machine (transfer using usb for example).
Assume it's located on C:\ in recovery console drive on failing machine
in command prompt:
type disklayout.txt | diskpart > disk.txt
and post disk.txt please. It's contains a lot of errors but that's not a problem
I need to see all disk info, because ...... your system doesn't know where default bcd store is located.



Possible reason:
  • wrong MBR on disk 0 or disk 1
  • no active partitions
  • active partition is unformatted/corrupt
  • active partition is not ntfs but a linux partition
----------
list disk
list vdisk
list volume
select disk 0
detail disk
list partition
select partition 0
detail partition
select partition 1
detail partition
select partition 2
detail partition
select partition 3
detail partition
select partition 4
detail partition
select disk 1
detail disk
list partition
select partition 0
detail partition
select partition 1
detail partition
select partition 2
detail partition
select partition 3
detail partition
select partition 4
detail partition


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