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Windows 7: MDR Problems - Disk Image

17 Apr 2011   #1

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.)

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17 Apr 2011   #2

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
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