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Windows 7: Cloned partition, Copy the Bootloader?


13 Feb 2010   #1

Xp, Vista, 7
 
 
Cloned partition, Copy the Bootloader?

Hi, I cloned my Windows 7 to Drive "D" from my Drive "C" - It all worked, but I used Vista Boot Pro and just made the Drive "D" boot loader a vista boot loader, I thought it would work since windows 7 and Windows Vista use the same path and boot loaders.

Ok, well it worked, then after I restarted to test if it was all good, the Cloned partition would no longer boot, and it would go to a blue screen of death that said "The partition is unmountable"

How can I copy the boot loader? I know there's DOS commands to do it, but IDK what they are, and I know how to use DOS, so if you can tell me what to do please do so.

Why did it say my Partition was "Unmountable?"

Then one last thing... When I booted back to Drive "C", I went to Windows Disk Manager, and it said Drive "D" was in RAW format, and I KNOW I copied it to NFTS format, and it strangly changed from NFTS to RAW. Why did it do this?


Sorry for the long description, I appreciate your posts


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13 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click throught to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. This repairs or rewrites the MBR to Windows 7.

If it fails, you may need to mark the partition active, then try Startup Repair x3 again.
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13 Feb 2010   #3

Xp, Vista, 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click throught to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. This repairs or rewrites the MBR to Windows 7.

If it fails, you may need to mark the partition active, then try Startup Repair x3 again.

I used EasyBCD beta 2.0 for Windows 7, and just created the boot loader, and it worked. I'm using the clone right now. I rebooted using the cloned Partition, everything worked, it just had to run Scan Disk, but the clone is working. The clone is a little slow, but it's probably because it's shocked it's on a new volume, and the files are probably a little shaken up from the cloning.
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13 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

What does disk management show as the status of the D: partition. Is it now the system partition.

Can you attach a snipping tool picture of the Disk Management window? Of course if it working as you wish, there is no longer a need to do this.
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13 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blizzerd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click throught to Recovery tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. This repairs or rewrites the MBR to Windows 7.

If it fails, you may need to mark the partition active, then try Startup Repair x3 again.

I used EasyBCD beta 2.0 for Windows 7, and just created the boot loader, and it worked. I'm using the clone right now. I rebooted using the cloned Partition, everything worked, it just had to run Scan Disk, but the clone is working. The clone is a little slow, but it's probably because it's shocked it's on a new volume, and the files are probably a little shaken up from the cloning.
Wonderin how you used Easy if Windows 7 couldn't start?

If you don't get same or better performance with clone, suggest Repair Install to acclimate it fully to new hardware. Repair Install
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14 Feb 2010   #6

Xp, Vista, 7
 
 

I'm sure I know why it is slow... When I run the Windows on Drive D, any change I make, or anything I do also gets changed on the Drive C Windows as well.

It's confusing to me, and if you know what will fix this, please tell me.
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14 Feb 2010   #7

Xp, Vista, 7
 
 

Ok, Here's what it says for my Partitions,

Drive C: Healthy (System, Page File, Active, Primary Partition)
Drive D: Healthy (Boot, Crash Dump, Primary Partition
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14 Feb 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Why are you wanting to dual boot a cloned OS with its clone? Please explain fully.

Then post back a full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings screenshot. Use Snipping tool in Start Menu, attach file with paper clip in Reply Box.

Are you using Ultimate version, with Offline Files (synch service) turned on?
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14 Feb 2010   #9

Xp, Vista, 7
 
 

This computer came with Windows Vista, I had a Hard Drive failure, and lost all my data. I then used my Windows 7 RC CD for my default OS, just for fun. I know my RC is going to be expired soon, so I was going to Clone it from Drive C to Drive D so I wouldn't lose all my Data when I install Vista on the computer. The reason I have to clone it is because the Windows Vista recovery disk will ONLY install onto drive D.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm not sure what Sync Service is.


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14 Feb 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

What is that XP logical partition shown in screenshot?

Have you reinstalled Vista from Recov disk to D?

Offline files is set to "On" by default in Ultimate. It synchs any files you copy between computers on a network, and possibly between partitions on the same computer.

Type Offline Files in Start Search box and turn it off to see if that fixes your delay as all files cloned over are being constantly synch'ed.
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