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Windows 7: W7 wont boot after ghost image restore on new harddisk

14 Jan 2010   #11
mjb

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you would like advice on how to use Partition Wizard on your project there, please post back a screenshot of full Disk Management drive map. Use Snipping tool in start menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.

We can give you the steps if you will tell us exactly what you want to accomplish.
I'll post it into a new thread if I have any questions about Partition Wizard.
Thanks.


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15 Mar 2010   #12
C0o0L

 
 

Dear mjb
I am interested to know this tools how to work if you can write full interodaction for these tools
actully i have missing understand for use MBRWizard to backup/copy the MBR on PC1
what is the command should be used to do this step and backup to flash then restore from flash in other pc
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15 Mar 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
you probably forgot to copy the 100 MB hidden system partition too -- some W7 installations have this partition as well.

You need to copy this partition as well when you "Ghost" the disk.

The computer will then boot although it will in some cases halt during the boot process. Just insert the W7 install disk -- repaiir system and all is OK again -- you won't have lost any programs or anything.


The 100MB partition can cause a lot of grief when "imaging" or cloning the OS.

I ensure that I don't hav ethis parition by installing W7 on a disk which only has ONE partition -- even if it's a 2TB disk -- then after installation I use GPARTED to reduce the W7 partition down to say 40 GB and create new partitions.

Once you've got a SINGLE OS partition with no 100MB system partition you can GHOST / IMAGE the OS without any further problems.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Mar 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

If you use Partition Wizard to copy over a Partition, then select Rebuild MBR on Disk tab after copy operation is complete.

Make sure Win7 partition is marked active first, especially if you abandon the 100mb System Reserved partition.

You may still need to boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair or rewrite the MBR to Win7.
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15 Mar 2010   #15
C0o0L

 
 

Dear gregrocker
Please find the commands to backup MBR from PC1 from Hiren Boot CD
MBRWiz /save=F:\savedMBR F: is flash driver


then i go to PC2
MBRWiz /Restore=F:\savedMBR




is it correct commands?
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15 Mar 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

I do not use Hirens for Windows 7, so maybe someone else can help with those.
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15 Mar 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looking at mbrfix website, it doesn't seem to have been updated recently, however, you will find it easier to use this:

mbrwiz.zip

D/l it, rt click it>properties>unblock>apply>ok.

Extract the mbrwiz.cmd file and put it in the same directory (folder ) as mbrfix.exe.

Rt click the mbrwiz.cmd and run as admin.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C0o0L View Post
Dear gregrocker
Please find the commands to backup MBR from PC1 from Hiren Boot CD
MBRWiz /save=F:\savedMBR F: is flash driver


then i go to PC2
MBRWiz /Restore=F:\savedMBR




is it correct commands?


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15 Mar 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Ghost itself is not enough, because Ghost will not copy the MBR.
Just as clarification: Ghost does copy the MBR. But you have to use the Ghost "Copy" function. That essentially produces a clone (versus an image).
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17 Mar 2010   #19
C0o0L

 
 
i found the solution

ghost 15 fix the issues
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01 Apr 2010   #20
mjb

Windows 7 & XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C0o0L View Post
Dear gregrocker
Please find the commands to backup MBR from PC1 from Hiren Boot CD
MBRWiz /save=F:\savedMBR F: is flash driver

then i go to PC2
MBRWiz /Restore=F:\savedMBR

is it correct commands?
perhaps you have missed the file extension .dat
it is savedMBR.dat not savedMBR

the command should be something like this:
MBRWiz /save=F:\savedMBR.dat
MBRWiz /restore=F:\savedMBR.dat

for guide and example of MBRWiz command, you may refer here:
MBRWizard! - Examples


Dear gregrocker:

I have just learn about Windows 7 repair disk. Are you referring to this disk?
If yes, then I've misunderstood you in the previous post. I thought you were refering to the Windows 7 installation DVD, as the DVD do included a repair console. I don't prefer to use the installation DVD to run the repair console, this is because the DVD takes a lot of time to boot and load.

However, with Windows 7 repair disk will take less time to boot.

I've found a more convenience way to clone a system. yes, it is by using Windows 7 backup and restore feature. The steps are simply, if compare to Hiren's Boot CD's MBRWiz, Ghost32 and Easeus Partition. Windows 7 Repair Disk's restore feature will do all the job automatically >> Rebuild MBR, Repartition Harddisk and resotre the image.

3 simple steps:
Step 1: Create Windows 7 Repair Disk
Step 2: On PC1, use Windows 7 built-in Backup feature to backup the whole system into an image and store in external harddisk.
Step 3: On PC2, Boot from Windows 7 Repair Disk, restore the system from external Harddisk.

Tutorials available here:
Backup: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore: System Image Recovery

for more guides:
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7


thanks, and good luck
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