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Windows 7: I moved boot manager files

27 Mar 2013   #21
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You would either have to input the key Or you will not be able to use it .


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27 Mar 2013   #22
sailornaruto39

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
You would either have to input the key Or you will not be able to use it .
I have no idea what is going on. I'm really confused. I tried looking up answers on how to fix it and there is something about creating a new image, but I have no where to backup my files into.

There was also something about an answer file but I they didn't explain well.
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27 Mar 2013   #23
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

To create an answer file you would need to install Windows AIK . Are you trying to sysprep the installation ?
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27 Mar 2013   #24
sailornaruto39

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
To create an answer file you would need to install Windows AIK . Are you trying to sysprep the installation ?
I don't know if I want to sysprep or not but let's go with yes
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27 Mar 2013   #25
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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27 Mar 2013   #26
sailornaruto39

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
It worked.
Thanks
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27 Mar 2013   #27
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome .
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27 Mar 2013   #28
gregrocker

 

To extend C using the Unallocated space on the other side of D, use free Partition Wizard boot CD to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

Be aware that Factory Recovery is an inferior install which smothers Win7 with bloatware. For this reason I would strongly consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do which is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get the best possible install of Win7 instead of the worst possible install which you have now.

Be sure to delete all partitions during booted Clean Install Windows 7 as there is a mess there with boot files appearing on the unlabeled Recovery partition D, while the system Reserved partition is marked System Active so it should hold the same boot files. I would not want this mess on my PC. You own a license which you're entitled to Clean Reinstall so I'd do that asap.
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27 Mar 2013   #29
nilank

 

Pretty weird disk setup. Windows on C, System reserved partition is active, Boot files on D! Try this AT YOUR OWN RISK:

Delete D. Restart using your Windows setup DVD (or if you have a DVD that does not contain the standard Windows installer, as is with recovery discs provided by companies, then you need to download Windows 7 ISO and then boot using it).

Now once setup launches, press Shift+F10 to launch command prompt.

Now type these commands one by one and keep hitting enter:

Code:
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
Now close CP and restart. See if Windows boots up. If not, now install Windows using your downloaded ISO. This will not create such weird disk setup again.

--OR--

Use Easeus Partition Manager (Best partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Family.) to join the unallocated partition with C.
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27 Mar 2013   #30
gregrocker

 

We use Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to move the System boot files to the Active partition. The reason for this is because it tests many different parameters and applies fixes for each when run up to 3 separate times. Just running the commands (which are automated in Startup Repair anyway) will not complete the job. For one thing WinRE will not be on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu as it is only rewritten there by Startup Repair.

I would also use only free Partition Wizard bootable CD to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. All others can fail with data loss besides Disk Mgmt and PW boot CD. We have thousands of complicated partitioning operations here where it has never failed once.
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