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Windows 7: Win7 dualboot AND Win7 update question

27 Jun 2009   #11
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

Okay so i'm writing from my phone now, because my pc is just like a brick... Except it makes noise. Yeah... It doesn't boot, it's a black screen here nothing else. I did the steps exactly how you said it, and doublechecked everything. Now what?


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27 Jun 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Either the files weren't copied completely over or the wrong partition is set active. Those are the only two reasons the computer can not boot.

So you could put the Win 7 DVD in the drive, boot from the DVD (by going into bios first and setting the DVD drive as boot or holding the F8 key as a normal boot...sometimes you can boot from DVD quickly that way.)

Then do a startup repair.

Startup Repair
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27 Jun 2009   #13
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

Okay, so the startup repair says it cannot find any problems. The system restore cannot see the previously created snapshot (i did one before doing this).

Is there a way to set the active partition back to the original one from command prompt?

Btw, I am 100% sure all the files were copied (except the 2 you mentioned), and that I set the right partition as active.
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28 Jun 2009   #14
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw View Post
Okay, so the startup repair says it cannot find any problems. The system restore cannot see the previously created snapshot (i did one before doing this).

Is there a way to set the active partition back to the original one from command prompt?

Btw, I am 100% sure all the files were copied (except the 2 you mentioned), and that I set the right partition as active.
Boot to the Windows 7 install DVD and select Repair. Under System Recovery Options choose "Command Prompt". At the prompt, type in DISKPART.

1. At the DISKPART prompt, type in:
Code:
list disk

## This will list ALL physical disks on your computer.
2. To select the disk you want to work with, type in:
Code:
select disk n

## Where n is the disk number.
3. To list all partitions on the disk, type in:
Code:
list partition

## Note of the number of the partition that you want to mark as active.
4. Select the partition, n, you want to mark as active:
Code:
select partition n
5. At the DISKPART prompt, type in:
Code:
active
For a list of other DISKPART commands, type HELP.
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28 Jun 2009   #15
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

Thank you for the help, but I just did that right before you posted.
So, I still want to do this, what went wrong? I can make screenshot to prove everything is as you said it should be, but still not working

Also, is there a 7260 build out for 64 bit platform? I can't seem to find it, except the 32 bit.
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28 Jun 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Glad that you're system is "fixed."

Now onto what you were trying to do. It basically comes down to this:

The computer should boot perfectly fine from any partition or disk on the pc, as long as that disk is set to boot in bios and the active partition on the disk contains the boot files. There really is nothing more to it than that.

After you first copy the boot folder (along with bootmgr file too), then do the bcdedit /export command

go into the 7 partition and make sure the bcd file is in the boot folder at root there.

Also, I'm sure you've set 7 partition as active too, but I'd like to mention that only primary partitions, and not logical ones, may be set as active. Could you possibly post a screenshot of disk management so I or someone else could help further?
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28 Jun 2009   #17
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

My partitions:

Win7 is on C:
XP is on D:
I wanna get rid of D:



Moving the boot files:

Skipping those 2 files:




Result:

Files and folders on C: (I even copied boot.ini this time, just in case)




BCDEdit



I also found some more info on how to do this, but it looks so much more complicated. Is it worth trying?
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28 Jun 2009   #18
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Okay, once all the bcd stuff has been dealt with, now set the Win7 partition as Active. Then execute the following:

bootsect /nt60 p:

Where P is the drive letter of the active partition or %SystemDrive%.
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28 Jun 2009   #19
TheSaw

Win 7 7100
 
 

The current active partition, right? The one I just set active? (the system variable %SystemDrive% contains C:, just wanted to make sure)

Anyways i can't execute bootsect ... do i need to do this by booting from the Win7 disk?

Code:
C:\Users\Atti>bootsect /nt60 c:
'bootsect' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
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28 Jun 2009   #20
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Yes, the *new* active partition, which in this case would be the Win7 partition (with all the bcd files already moved over).

As for bootsect, it is located in the \boot folder on the Win7 installation DVD.
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