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Windows 7: OS on SSD...

02 Feb 2012   #41
inhaliburton

 

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Am I wrong, or does the MBR still need to move onto the SSD? Just a question?
Here is contents of SYSTEM RESERVE on C: Gateway HDD.




There is nothing in the 102 mb partition on the F: SSD drive

Here's a pic of the SSD drive highlighted with available options:




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02 Feb 2012   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Greg was right. As far as I can tell, you did not move the bootmgr from the system reserved to C:.
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02 Feb 2012   #43
inhaliburton

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Greg was right. As far as I can tell, you did not move the bootmgr from the system reserved to C:.
When I run BCD, I get this message: The boot configuration data store could not be found. The system cannot find the file specified. Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage?

Clicking Yes brings up Documents Library, then BCD program window with Edit Boot, Add New Entry window.

I remember when I first ran BCD I got a message indicating that the procedure was successful.

Regards, Paul.
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02 Feb 2012   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Bottom line though is that the bootmgr is still sitting on the system reserved partition. Does the system boot ??
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02 Feb 2012   #45
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Power down to unplug the HD, set SSD first to boot in BIOS setup,

Boot PW CD, rightclick Win7 partition to Resize, drag left grey border to the left to take up unallocated space, OK.

Next rightclick on Win7 partition, select Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Now click on the Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply all steps, reboot. This may preclude the need to run Startup Repair 3 separate times to write the System boot files to Win7.

If not boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 boots on its own and holds the System Active flags.

Power down to plug back in the HD, boot it if needed using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen.
Is there any special reason you didn't follow the standard steps I gave you? Do you want to reimage SSD for performance reasons?
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02 Feb 2012   #46
inhaliburton

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Bottom line though is that the bootmgr is still sitting on the system reserved partition. Does the system boot ??
Well, yes but not from the SSD.

As was mentioned earlier, it seems to be booting from C:
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02 Feb 2012   #47
inhaliburton

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Power down to unplug the HD, set SSD first to boot in BIOS setup,

Boot PW CD, rightclick Win7 partition to Resize, drag left grey border to the left to take up unallocated space, OK.

Next rightclick on Win7 partition, select Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Now click on the Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply all steps, reboot. This may preclude the need to run Startup Repair 3 separate times to write the System boot files to Win7.

If not boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 boots on its own and holds the System Active flags.

Power down to plug back in the HD, boot it if needed using one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on first boot screen.
Is there any special reason you didn't follow the standard steps I gave you? Do you want to reimage SSD for performance reasons?
Only reason, Greg, is it seem the most difficult to me understand. If all else looks okay (and I don't understand the bit about the boot sys not being on C:, or whether it's necessary, or how to get it there after doing so with BCD.

If no other advice/suggestions/warnings, I'll go with your instructions, Greg.

Thank you all,


Paul.
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02 Feb 2012   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

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I think I start to understand what went wrong. You were trying to move the bootmgr on the SSD inlieu of moving it on the HDD before you moved C to the SSD. Is that correct.

Besides, you never seem to have changed the BIOS boot sequence and tried to boot from the SSD. Because then you would have seen a 'bootmgr missing' message.
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02 Feb 2012   #49
inhaliburton

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think I start to understand what went wrong. You were trying to move the bootmgr on the SSD inlieu of moving it on the HDD before you moved C to the SSD. Is that correct.
Well, I had already moved the OS from the HDD using a migration tool as in one of the tutorials. However, it's thought by someone in this thread that only part of the OS ended up on the SSD. As a test, I was unable to boot from the SSD with the HDD disconnected, even though it looked to me that the OS files were on the SSD.

Also, when changing the boot drive by pressing f12, and selecting the SSD, I think it was still booting from the HDD, as I could hear the HDD being accessed. Booting time with the HDD and SDD are both 35 seconds.

Hope this explanation helps.

Regards, Paul.
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02 Feb 2012   #50
inhaliburton

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

Besides, you never seem to have changed the BIOS boot sequence and tried to boot from the SSD. Because then you would have seen a 'bootmgr missing' message.
I just finished going into the BIOS again to double check. The boot sequence is set to the SSD. As always, it did in fact boot.

However, to check to see if it's really booting from the SSD, I disconnected the HDD and rebooted. Nada.

Message:
"Boot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
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