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Windows 7: 2 questions

29 Oct 2009   #1

win 7 - vista
2 questions

1. My laptop came with windows vista in C:
I installed win 7 in H:

I currently can choose what to boot when i start the laptop.

What if i format C: while using windows 7 ? While the boot have trouble? (i think that the boot file is in C: or am i wrong?)

What should i do?

2. Error 0x80070057 Parameter is Incorrect
How do i solve it? it happens when copying files.

Thx a lot.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Post a screenshot of disk management, for advice.

Run HiJackThis and post a log of its findings.

Scan with Malwarebytes on full. Post findings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

When you select w7 and boot into it, C: becomes your "boot" parition, however the system partition is what holds your boot files. To format the "vista partition" which is now not C: but D: ?, you can BUT you will need to get those boot files off it onto your w7 partition. I'm sure what's the safest what to do this but don't do nothing till you are 100% sure.
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29 Oct 2009   #4

win 7 - vista

What are the boot files names?

I dont have virus, i have 2gb left of 24 gb.

windows vista is in C:
win 7 in H:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86

"Run HiJackThis and post a log of its findings.

Scan with Malwarebytes on full. Post findings."

That's if you want help with the error.

You have to move boot files to D: and mark it active if you want to format C:

Do you want help doing that?
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29 Oct 2009   #6

win 7 - vista

"You have to move boot files to D: and mark it active if you want to format C:"

win 7 is in H: why not move the boot files there? I do want help please

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 0:42:50, on 30-10-2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
H:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
H:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitorPro\HWMonitorPro.exe
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Aplicación auxiliar de inicio de sesión - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - H:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - H:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE H:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "H:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] H:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] H:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Startup: HDD Acoustic.bat
O4 - Startup: RocketDock.exe - Shortcut.lnk = H:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://H:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - H:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - H:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - H:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - H:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe

End of file - 2940 bytes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86

Log looks good.


H is not a primary partition.

Mark D: as active partition in disk management.

Ensure you can see hidden and protected files well. Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Copy bootmgr from C: to D:
Copy boot folder from C: to D:, ignoring the warning about not being able to copy bcd and bcd.log. Tell it to skip over these.

Open an elevated command prompt. Copy and paste the following command into it and run it by pressing enter.

bcdedit /export D:\boot\bcd

With Windows Explorer, navigate to D:\boot to see if the folder now contains bcd file.

If yes, reboot computer and check disk management that D: is system partition. If so, format C: to NTFS. You can use quick option.

Good luck. Let me know how this goes for you.

After, if you want D: and H: to be joined as one partition, use Acronis Disk Director Suite on manual mode to do so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #8

win 7 - vista

thanks a lot, god bless you, you are the man.

ill tell you on saturday how this goes, thx a lot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86

You're welcome. Good luck and same to you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2009   #10

win 7 - vista

I did everything you told and worked fine. Now i when i right click->format C: i get:

When i try to format C: i get: this drive is un use. Another program or process is using. it

What should i do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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