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Windows 7: Bootmgr problem

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows Vista and 7
Bootmgr problem

I had Vista installed on C: and a blank partition at D:.
I used Macrium Reflect Pro to clone C: to a file on another partition (E:) then restored it to D:.

I have now deleted the C: partition and have done a clean install of Windows 7 Pro to C:.

However, when I look at the BCD file using VistaBootPro, the detailed view shows that bootmgr is accessing the bcd file on D:.

How can I move the bcd file to C:? I want to run a repair on the Vista partition on D: so that I have it available.



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22 Oct 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi Doug,

Post a screenie of Disk Management window and we'll sort it for you.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows Vista and 7
Disk Mgr Screenshot

BTW there is no BCD file in C:\Boot.

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22 Oct 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You are in Win 7 on C right now.

Open an elevated command prompt and type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

press enter

In Disk Management, rt click C and Mark as active.


You will boot into 7.

You could install VBPro there and add a Vista entry.

That's it.

Hope it helps
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