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Windows 7: Startup Repair (or image restore) after Partition Problem

01 Mar 2011   #21
buckscaper

Win7 Home Premium SP1 32bit
 
 

Disk 1
HP (C: ) is the vista drive that came with the PC. Currently up and running fine. Machine boots into this drive on start. (D: ) is self explanatory - stupid "recovery" partition from HP instead of OS disks.

Disk 0
Brand new WD Black 1Tb drive.
(E: ) partition created during Win7 install. This is the partition I moved "to the left" 100Mb (see original post). Holds win7 OS and if marked active would be the first to boot.
The rest of the disk is unallocated and will become a data "drive" with a letter as soon as I iron out the problems with the Win7 startup.


Question:
Since I did make a system image via win7 backup and restore (fit on one DVD) just prior to all problems (BEFORE I moved the E: partition to the left) should I just restore that image to Disk 0? Will the image still work? I'm asking because I wonder if, after the partition move and the rest of the problems I've had since - repeated startup repairs - do I still have a "nice clean install of Win7" or have I corrupted it in someway that will come back to bite me later? Would I be better off going back to that image (as opposed to reinstall of win7 so to avoid activation issues).

Thank you.




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01 Mar 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Being on a separate HDD from Vista, if the E: partition was Active this disk management would show that so it must not be so.

If you were to disconnect Disk 1 and set Disk 0 as the second boot device after the CD/DVD drive and use Option Two #1 in this tutorial using diskpart to mark it active and do the startup repairs that should sort the issue.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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01 Mar 2011   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
In this configuration, can I boot to the PW cd and run the Rebuild MBR on the Windows 7 drive/partition
Yes.
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01 Mar 2011   #24
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckscaper View Post

Question:
Since I did make a system image via win7 backup and restore (fit on one DVD) just prior to all problems (BEFORE I moved the E: partition to the left) should I just restore that image to Disk 0?
Images normally take multiple DVDs to make. You're not confusing this with a system repair disk?
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01 Mar 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
In this configuration, can I boot to the PW cd and run the Rebuild MBR on the Windows 7 drive/partition
Yes.

I tried this in a couple separate simulations in VirtualBox earlier today neither one would boot at all after; first one was with the SysResv deleted and the Windows partition not marked active and it failed; the second was with the Windows partition marked active and that failed also.

I'd be curious to know if it works for the OP in he tries it.
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01 Mar 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Si what is the exact script which PW Rebuild MBR utility runs, do you know?
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