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Windows 7: Help Move Boot Manager ?!?

28 Nov 2010   #1
sleepyass

windos 7 ultimate x86
 
 
Help Move Boot Manager ?!?

Hello,

Let me tell you that i've searched the forums for a fix to my problem but i couldn't find a specific one for mine and i didn't want to use a fix and find myself at a dead end.

So if there's a guide that i missed please point me in the right direction or tell me what to do.

I have 2 hard drives and recently i made a fresh install of Windows 7 on one of them but later i found out that while i selected a hard drive to install it on, windows created the boot manager on the second drive and that's the issue. My question is how to move the boot manager from the second hard drive to the drive i have windows on?

I've attached some screens of disk management and the BCD. I really appreciate if you'll help me fix this.




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28 Nov 2010   #2
Samunition

Windows 7 Ultimate X86(32 Bit)
 
 

Hi I have heard of this software called Easy BCD I havent used it personally but my friend has and it worked for them.
Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
Hopefully you will understand how to use it if not look on the web for tuts.
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28 Nov 2010   #3
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds like you might be running RAID... as RAID is my worst subject in Information Technology, I cannot help you. Good luck.
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28 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jailbirdslanger View Post
Sounds like you might be running RAID... as RAID is my worst subject in Information Technology, I cannot help you. Good luck.
This is not very helpful. And how do you figure he is "running Raid"?

Sleppyass, here is the tut on how to recreate the MBR ( MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record 9. But first change the partition where it is now to "Inactive". Use Partition Wizard Home edition bootable CD ( http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html ).
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28 Nov 2010   #5
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

[QUOTE=whs;1101822]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jailbirdslanger View Post
Sounds like you might be running RAID... as RAID is my worst subject in Information Technology, I cannot help you. Good luck.
This is not very helpful. And how do you figure he is "running Raid"?

I figured this because I mis-read what he had said.
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28 Nov 2010   #6
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jailbirdslanger View Post
Sounds like you might be running RAID... as RAID is my worst subject in Information Technology, I cannot help you. Good luck.
This is not very helpful. And how do you figure he is "running Raid"?

Sleppyass, here is the tut on how to recreate the MBR ( MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record 9. But first change the partition where it is now to "Inactive". Use Partition Wizard Home edition bootable CD ( BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. ).
I figured this because I had mis read what he stated.
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28 Nov 2010   #7
sleepyass

windos 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jailbirdslanger View Post
Sounds like you might be running RAID... as RAID is my worst subject in Information Technology, I cannot help you. Good luck.
This is not very helpful. And how do you figure he is "running Raid"?

Sleppyass, here is the tut on how to recreate the MBR ( MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record 9. But first change the partition where it is now to "Inactive". Use Partition Wizard Home edition bootable CD ( BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. ).
I tried using the tutorial,but the system recovery does not detect my OS,it's not listed.
Maybe i did something wrong...here are the steps i made:

- Shutdown PC
- Disconnect the 2nd drive (the one with the boot manager on) --maybe this was the wrong thing to do?
- Boot with win7 dvd
- Select repair - No OS detected

I clicked continue or next i don't remember and selected startup repair. It seemed that it was searching for issues but no success. I read the repair report and it didn't repaired anything...probably because it didn't detected any OS.

Should i try again but this time with the 2nd drive plugged in?
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28 Nov 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suggest you leave the 2nd drive disconnected and then first set the C partition "Active" (with the Partition Wizard bootable CD - the setting is under Partition tab > Modify). Then try again with Win7 DVD.
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28 Nov 2010   #9
sleepyass

windos 7 ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I suggest you leave the 2nd drive disconnected and then first set the C partition "Active" (with the Partition Wizard bootable CD - the setting is under Partition tab > Modify). Then try again with Win7 DVD.
That did the trick! First time i tried to use system recovery i didn't set the C: partition active. Now after i've set it to active, system recovery detected my OS and repaired the boot manager.

Thank you for your help. Great support and fast replies.
The topic can be closed now.
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28 Nov 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome. Any time.
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