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Windows 7: I moved boot manager files

27 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7
 
 
I moved boot manager files

I did a factory restore on my my computer. It was a success ,but when I do this the hard drive is smaller than before i restored. I when to disk management to try and extend the (C main drive, but the option to do so is grayed out, while the other drive (D I think had the boot manager file in it.

So what I did was move the files on the D: drive and then delete the volume and then was able to extend the C: drive volume.

But now the computer won't start up properly (on another computer) now all it shows are two folders with one sending papers to the other.

I don't know what happened I've done factory restores before and have run into the problem of a smaller hard drive and was able to fix it, I don't know what I did wrong this time.

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27 Mar 2013   #2

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

Try to do a startup repair

Take a look at this link below

Startup Repair
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Try to do a startup repair

Take a look at this link below

Startup Repair
That didn't work either
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27 Mar 2013   #4

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

What screen does it boot to ?
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27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
What screen does it boot to ?
I've did a factory restore again.

Now my problem is after I do that they is a bunch of unallocated space and the main volume on the hard drive won't extend.

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27 Mar 2013   #6

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

What is inside the D partition ?

Take a look at the tutorial below

Partition or Volume - Extend
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27 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
What is inside the D partition ?

Take a look at the tutorial below

Partition or Volume - Extend

I know how to extend partions/volumes, but that D: is in the way. When I deleted D: The computer wouldn't start all all. Then I restored again and moved the files in D: to C: and deleted D: this time the events in the original post started to transpire
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27 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

So you deleted D, ran startup repair ( up to 3 times ) and windows still won`t boot ?
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27 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So you deleted D, ran startup repair ( up to 3 times ) and windows still won`t boot ?
I didn't do 3 times. The first time I tried start up it said it couldn't find anything wrong.
But my problem now is to try and extend the C: hard drive
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27 Mar 2013   #10

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

Your System Reserved ( hidden partition ) is your active partition and your D drive has the boot files . If you want to move your unallocated space to your C:\ partition you would need a 3rd party tool . Forgot the name of the program .

D:\ has the bootmgr file and the boot folder .
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