My harddrive eating up space! :S

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  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
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       #11

    A time ago i tested something on that drive, i used it for speeding up my system.... Now i formatted both my drives, i have three (hp recovery E drive and my C drive) i use my D drive to boot from but now it didnt boot :S so im running a error check.
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  2. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #12

    you formatted both your drives you have 3...

    is it safe to assume that you formatted C and D, or D and E, or...?
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
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       #13

    I did format my C and E drive. My OS is running on my D drive.
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    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #14

    If I understand correctly (and I may not), even if you install the OS on other than the C drive, the MBR is still written to the C drive. Thus no boot. Probably have to reinstall the OS to regain the boot record at this point. May be another way, but I am unaware of it.

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       #15

    Yes, it seems like it is like that, so i will install a clean copy tomorrow from my cd. Then i will install that into my C drive.


    But can i copy some of my things over from my D drive then?
    Like applications and games or anything. Because currently i was downloading a game that was about 14 gigs and i had downloaded about 3-4 gigs. And my internet connection is so bad( max 50kb/s)
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    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #16

    Anything that was installed will have to be reinstalled. There will be no registry entries if you simply move them from one partition to another and any files that the install put in various places won't exist. Can't say about the download.

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  7. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #17

    LazyFunker said:
    Yes, it seems like it is like that, so i will install a clean copy tomorrow from my cd. Then i will install that into my C drive.


    But can i copy some of my things over from my D drive then?
    Like applications and games or anything. Because currently i was downloading a game that was about 14 gigs and i had downloaded about 3-4 gigs. And my internet connection is so bad( max 50kb/s)

    14Gigs, sound like GTA 4 you are downloading, you would be better off buying it from retail then from a Torrent, especially when it could all be for nothing. Getting back to your real problem, you should have a look at EasyBCD it a great free program that allows you to change all your boot options and add or delete boot entries.
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       #18

    Hi.

    Did you have Vista installed first, on the first partition i.e. (originally) C ?

    Assuming you are using Windows boot management, that would have been the Active partition containing Bootmgr and BCD.

    The MBR is located in it's own space on the first track.

    What partitioning app. did you use to do that ?

    If you have simply deleted it, your partition manager may have a partition undelete function , which should do the job.


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    7 X64
       #19

    If you cannot undelete the partion ( only if it is unallocated space - otherwise, no dice ) and wish to save a reinstall you might also try marking your o/s partition as active. Then see if startup repair can locate it and replace the missing boot files onto that partition.

    On the other hand, if you do reinstall onto your first partition, you ought to be given the option at startup to boot into either o/s.

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  10. Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Build 7100 64-bit
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       #20

    Mr GRiM said:
    14Gigs, sound like GTA 4 you are downloading, you would be better off buying it from retail then from a Torrent, especially when it could all be for nothing. Getting back to your real problem, you should have a look at EasyBCD it a great free program that allows you to change all your boot options and add or delete boot entries.
    Yes it is, but I just want to be sure that it runs smooth and good before i actually buy it, u think my specs are good enough?

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.65ghz
    4GB RAM
    Nvidia GeForce Go 8600M GS 512MB
    And i got dirext x and all that other stuff

    BUT! It's a laptop so I dont know if its fast enough...
    But do u think its good enough?
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