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Windows 7: When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed

11 Dec 2011   #31
Dufoe

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

When I click on the file I don't get windows burning utility. So I found a program "Cyberlink Power to Go" on this PC and was able to burn the iso to a disc. The disk does boot, so I am good to go to the next step. Keeping my fingers crossed.


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11 Dec 2011   #32
gregrocker

 

Follow the steps exactly. Do not guess but ask any questions to be absolutely clear on how to do each.

I put a pause in between the time you recover the System boot files into C and delete System partition to resize C into it's space so you can be sure it works fine and paging file changes to C when it is stopped and restarted. This assures that deleting System partition cannot be either catastrophic or irreversible.

You also should have your files and a System image backed up so you can start over.
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11 Dec 2011   #33
Dufoe

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

Do I need the full version of Partition Wizard bootable CD? I booted into it and was able to activate Win 7 disk, but when I highlighted the drive and went to disk tab, all the options including Rebuild MBR were greyed out and not useable.
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11 Dec 2011   #34
gregrocker

 

No this is in the free version, but you must click on the Win7 HD first for Rebuild MBR to show up. If that fails then apply Mark Active first, then try clicking on HD, Rebuild MBR again.

If you can't get it to show up then go to the next step and run Startup Repair from WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts on its own and System flag is now on C.
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11 Dec 2011   #35
Dufoe

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

Good grief, I think I have everything done correctly except for watching it for a few days before we delete the system partion and expand the windows partition.
Attched are a few screen shots I got.


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11 Dec 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

Looks like the paid Professional version of PW instead of the free bootable CD version which is at the bottom of the download list and says free Bootable CD. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

If this is a separate installed version you can get full features by using PW Home Edition instead of the Pro demo version which is a paid version. Partitioning operations are safer when done from the boot CD, though.
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12 Dec 2011   #37
Dufoe

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

I did not download the full paid version. I did not pay for anything. I used the FREE Partitionwizard Bootable CD program from the link that you gave. I did exactly as you instructed. I burnt the FREE Partitionwizard on to a disk. Booted from the CD. Pick on the Win7 partition and made it active told PW program to apply. Then picked on the Disk, went to the DISK tab and picked Rebuild MBR, told program to apply. Then booted from computer. It told me that it could not find a BMR so had to boot computer using Win7 disk and did the repair three times until computer finally booted. Then I stopped the paging file on the system drive E., so the paging file would rebuild in Win7, which it is doing now.
Then you told me to wait a few days to see how the computer behaves. Then delete the System disk E.
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12 Dec 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

I see. So are you using a different PW version in the screenshots you just posted? It is installed in WIn7 and says Pro demo version which doesn't allow full use of all features.

There is also a free installed version called Win7 Home from the downloads list which has full features, but we recommend using the boot CD as it will not fail on partitioning operations and has recue-ability whereas the installed version can fail.
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12 Dec 2011   #39
Dufoe

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes I do have a version of PW installed in Win7 on my computer. I did not use the PW installed in my Win7. I used the Free PW bootable cd to do all the procedures as per your instructions. I only used the PW installed on my PC to give you a screen shot of the Windows partition as it looks now showing the BMR and paging files are now on the Win7 partition.
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12 Dec 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

Can you post another screenshot of Disk Mgmt as the message box is blocking the crucial listings.

Is C marked System Active?
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