Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: MDR Problems - Disk Image

17 Apr 2011   #1
Davex8

Windows 7
 
 
MDR Problems - Disk Image

Hi everyone, I recently tried to copy my hard drive to another one by using a disk image with an installation of windows 7 that has been used for one year.

The problem is as follows: As expected, when the drive was plugged into the PC, it was not possible to boot from it, so I ran in the DOS window in the installation CD of Windows 7, the command "bootsect / NT60 c: /mbr" was not successful, the same happened by replacing the "c" with "ALL" or "sys " with or without / force.
I also tried using the "startup repair" but it had the same results.
In addition, the Windows CD, after pressing the "repair your computer" does not see the Hard Drive with the installation of windows 7.

Do you have suggestions on how I can start the computer from the hard drive? (The old one is damaged.)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Apr 2011   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You don't say which imaging program you are using.

Windows imaging retains a copy of the MBR and the 100MB system reserved partition if you have one. Reimaging to a clean disk or brand new unprepped disk should work. (I've used it).

Programs like Macrium will work in a similar fashion but you must agree to the MBR replacement and separately restore the system reserved partition image.

Using startup repair you may need to run it 3 times to repair the various boot elements. Alternatively from the system repair disk command prompt run

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /rebuildbcd

see the MS guidance
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 MDR Problems - Disk Image




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System image problems - image not found
I am looking at a system for a friend that has got W7 Home Premium installed. However, he made a system image of his Windows 7 Ultimate system (using Backup and Restore) as he has all his work applications on it (some of the software he uses won't work with W8 or W10.) I booted the system...
Backup and Restore
having problems updating windows [after restoring disk image]
Decided to restore my system with a disk image. the software used to restore was macrium reflect this image was created April last year. now lve been trying to run windows update, but it seems to constantly be checking for updates. l did notice one pending update which l couldnt flush so l...
Windows Updates & Activation
Moving Windows 7 disk or disk image to different hardware
With Server 2003 and Windows XP, you could do an "Inplace Reinstall" to move a disk or disk image to different hardware (if it wouldn't start because of a different "Hardware Abstration Layer") I just moved my Windows 7 drive from a Dell Precision 390 to a Dell Precision T3400 and it won't...
Installation & Setup
Backup->Create System Image misidentifies disk as system disk
When I upgraded to Windows 7, I bought a new mobo, graphics card, etc... I installed Windows 7 on a new 128GB SSD drive (C: ), and then pulled my old 1TB drive with Windows XP on it from my old machine and installed it as D:. When I try to go to "Backup and Restore", and click "Create a system...
Backup and Restore
Disk Image Size
Hello, I have just created a disk image using Windows 7 built in imaging feature and stored it to an external hard drive. When I right click and pick properties, I am told the image size is 0 MB. Is this normal? The entire process went as it should with no error messages.
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:35.
Twitter Facebook Google+