|18 May 2014||#1|
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Installed W7x64 on new SSD, MBR is on old Win7x64 HDD, having trouble.
Hey guys, I have 2 Windows 7 installs on my PC (one on SSD, one on HDD). The one on the HDD holds the MBR and other boot files, and I want to move or set the MBR on my SSD so I can format my old HDD. However when I use my Win7x64 CD to repair, I get no OSs showing up here:
(screenshot from your MBR tutorial)
Basically what I am trying to do is unplug all but my SSD and use a Windows 7 CD to add the MBR to the SSD, however the repair CD does not recognize the OS on my SSD (or the HDD for that matter), so I am unable to use the repair CD to add the MBR.
What else I have tried:
I tried the commandline Saltgrass told someone to use here: Delete active system partition - Windows Forums to manually add boot files to the C: drive and that didn't work either.
Here is my Drive layout in case it helps:
The 746gb unallocated is managed by SeaGate DiscWizard as it's a 3TB HDD which my Motherboard/OS does not support.
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|19 May 2014||#3|
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According to the screenshot, the partition which is presently booting Windows 7 is on H as signified by the System flag. Did it move? If not, Mark C Partition Active, Mark H Partition Inactive, unplug all other hard drives besides Disk0, boot into Windows 7 installation media System Recovery Options or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to write the System boot files to C.
An automated method to do this is here: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
however all partitions except C must still be marked Inactive, and C marked Active.
Afterwards, plug back in the other hard drives making sure C remains first HD to boot in BIOS setup,
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