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Windows 7: Boot code 0x490 after moving hard drive to a new laptop

27 Feb 2017   #1

win 7 64 bit
Boot code 0x490 after moving hard drive to a new laptop

My laptop died Friday morning and I took the hard drive out and installed it into a backup laptop. Dead laptop = asus 555l and new laptop = dell lattitude e5510. Was able to boot into safe mode enough times to get all the drivers updated but then the dell got into a repair loop at the startup repair utility bailing with a 0x490 error code every time the unit booted. Was able to get back to a cmd prompt where I ran bootrec with the /fixmbr and /fixboot options then rebuilt the boot table with bcdedit. Still no luck. Here are my boot settings from the bcdedit dump. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {959c9d43-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {959c9d45-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {959c9d43-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {959c9d45-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\959c9d45-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d\Winre.wim,{959c9d46-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows Recovery Environment
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\959c9d45-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d\Winre.wim,{959c9d46-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
systemroot \windows
nx OptIn
winpe Yes

Resume from Hibernate
identifier {959c9d43-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Windows Resume Application
locale en-US
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No

Windows Memory Tester
identifier {memdiag}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \boot\memtest.exe
description Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess Yes

EMS Settings
identifier {emssettings}
bootems Yes

Debugger Settings
identifier {dbgsettings}
debugtype Serial
debugport 1
baudrate 115200

RAM Defects
identifier {badmemory}

Global Settings
identifier {globalsettings}
inherit {dbgsettings}

Boot Loader Settings
identifier {bootloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
identifier {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype Serial
hypervisordebugport 1
hypervisorbaudrate 115200

Resume Loader Settings
identifier {resumeloadersettings}
inherit {globalsettings}

Device options
identifier {959c9d46-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d}
description Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
ramdisksdipath \Recovery\959c9d45-5cae-11e5-b845-b567baaa0d7d\boot.sdi

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2017   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome win7pete now you say that you just transferred the hard drive from it's original machine to a spare one and what we would like to know is did you get permission from Microsoft to use that activation code for the copy of Windows on that drive in another machine.

This is because if the copy of Windows is an OEM which I suspect it is then that code will be tied to the board of the old machine and thereby cannot be used on another machine's board without consent from Microsoft. It may run my friend but sooner or later you will be getting non genuine messages from Microsoft.
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27 Feb 2017   #3

win 7 64 bit

It is an oem version that I purchased. The asus computer had win10 and I wiped it with the oem win 7. I did use it to install a ssd drive on the dell to backup the hard drive the other night and it didn't complain then but I haven't used it and then I swapped the ssd for the old laptop drive.

For my issue though, I just ran bootsect /nt60 SYS /force /mbr on the system I've having a problem with with no success. Is there anything that looks incorrect in the file I posted above? Thanks.
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27 Feb 2017   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

So I have it right Pete the OEM was installed on the Asus machine and then you used it again to install it onto the Dell's new SSD?

If that is so then the OEM code will be tied to the Asus machine's board, and the Dell if you run it long enough with the OEM on it will come back as non genuine because the code will flag as an error on the Microsoft servers. They will know the OEM is installed on an Asus board originally and your new machine - the Dell as a subsequent install following the Asus install. This may not happen straight away and it might take some time before the issue is flagged at Microsoft but it surely will be.

I keep on about this only because I am still confused as to what machine the bootsec report is coming from - is it the Dell or the Asus?? Now if it is the Dell what if anything was on that machine originally??

I think the best thing to do is list the machines in point form as to what is on them ie
Dell new machine - originally ********* and then a new SSD with an install of the OEM

Asus originally ******* wiped the 10 with a clean install of the OEM 7

The file listing you posted has no meaning to me unless I know where it is coming from.

Now it could be that installing over the 10 with 7 has not gone as it should have done and the files have been corrupted and clarification of the above would be good.
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28 Feb 2017   #5

win 7 64 bit

The dell originally had win7 on it but the hard drive was removed so it makes no difference. I had run the Asus with the oem win7 on it for a year with no issues until the system board died so I do not believe overwriting 10 with 7 was an issue. Now serialization to the system board certainly might be. Once upon a time a user could take a copy of windows or any other software and run it on one machine at a time and it was deemed acceptable and I still observe that practice whether redmond likes it or not. I'm not going to pay to run a piece of software until the hardware that it runs on dies. That is a ridiculous concept and Microsoft can go shove it if that is indeed what they are asking their customers to do..

Dell - originally win7 but had hard drive removed. Installed new ssd with the oem copy of windows to make some backups, then removed the ssd drive.

Asus - originally win10. Reinstalled win7 over it one year ago and ran fine for that year. Took hard drive and reinstalled into the dell, updated drivers in safe mode to a functional state, but now having the boot issue.

The data that I have posted is from the dell machine with the newly installed drive from the dead asus. Thanks.
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28 Feb 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What you are willing to buy or not to buy is up to you, of course.

What you are trying to do is not legal. Here is a site that will explain things better.

Windows License Types Explained

You will notice that what Microsoft calls a (Retail) version of Windows 7 can be moved from computer to computer as long as it is on only (1) computer at a time.

Please read the forum rules.

4) No piracy or discussion of piracy allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2017   #7

win 7 64 bit

Clearly I purchased the wrong one then. Not that it matters. I only have one application that requires windows and I'm pretty close to getting that working under virtualbox on a real operating system so I can say good bye to Microsoft once and for all.

For this particular issue though, I ended up just reinstalling my apps on the ssd drive as it was the shortest path to getting back up and running. It should not take hours to perform a trivial task such as installing a boot sector/mbr or figure out why it does not work. One of the many reasons why I am abandoning MS.

Good luck Microsoft users. You always need it.
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28 Feb 2017   #8

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Ok mate well as Jack has said just goes to reinforce what I had stated that the OEM cannot be run - legally on another machine and for the price of an OEM I think that you are missing out with Windows.

But the choice is yours with whatever OS you decide to go with as long as it is not Windows in the way you are using it. I know it is frustrating and I think that another alternative was to contact Microsoft and explain to them the MB had died and could you use the OEM for another board. They are usually amenable to that (within reason) because I have done that very thing in the past when I have had boards die.
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