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Windows 7: BOOTMGR is on wrong HDD / System Repair disk not compatible

2 Weeks Ago   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...With Several Drives marked active.. is that why there are so many drives in the BIOS Setup choices for Boot Drive Priority? Is there a connection to this..." removing the Active flags from the extra partitions is not red-hot necessary until the bigger situation is solved. Those flags can wait :)


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
RoyReddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

More to report from today's activities. Grumble { Man it is hours in front of this thing.}

on #1. I stripped the drives out and it booted from USB
So then I added back the DISK3 Drive C: and it booted from USB

I moved through the Repair steps and It performed a Repair step and asked to Restart
Armed with knowing it needed 3 cycles I proceeded.
BUT
On Reboot the BIOS screen was stuck at Detecting Sata4 ... for over 30 min ( Scrncap ready but Attachments not working
subsequent reboots repeatedly lead to an Error screen (Scrncap ready
Any Key to Boot from USB never did boot.

I reverted back to Boot from drives into Windows
& I find that the System Reserved Partitiion is now Mapped to Drive E: ( Scrncap ready



on #3. I dont know where to obtain the OneTimeBootMenu. is there a key combo required at startup?

Next
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I have built another USB with Rufus and will try that after sending this update.
I will look at USBIce as well

thanks Large for your assistance. Roy



[QUOTE=Vineet Garg;3452429]@RoyReddy : Greets,

1.The basic questions to answer are : Why are you not able to boot into Win 7 USB installation media ? What is the exact situation ? How far you get with that ? Do you still get ''Not Compatible'' message ? Have you tried other USB ports ?

2. Forgot to mention that an untouched M$ Windows 7 sp 1 ISO will not support booting from USB 3 ports. You should try booting from an USB 2 port. You may use USB 3 pen drives but only try to boot from USB 2.0 ports.

3. Whether disks are connected or not, you will be always able to boot into the pen drive. You can launch One Time Boot menu & select the pen drive to boot from. Are you able to launch One Time Boot Menu at start & choose the pen drive to boot from ?
I asked you to disconnect other drives only to make a successful Startup Repair from the pen drive on the disk 3. That is to make it bootable independently. Disk detaching is required to write boot data properly to the disk 3 by Startup Repair & it has nothing to do with booting in the USB installation media.

4. You can always boot from a DVD If you can't boot from the pen drive.

5. Leave the Desktop question. It was really confusing.

Let me know.

Thanks & Regards. ...

ADD :

6. You may also try using USB7ice.exe to make a bootable USB Installation Media.

Download : USB7ice
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

System Reserved partition does not need a drive letter - diskmanagement can be used to remove the E later on.
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

"on #3. I dont know where to obtain the OneTimeBootMenu. is there a key combo required at startup?"


As soon as you see screen activity on boot, try repeatedly tapping F8 key. Should work on Asus board.
Art.
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
RoyReddy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Success !
After building the USB with USB7ice I rebooted with only Disk1 and USB connected
I dont think that the USB did anything, but maybe.

It BOOTED into Windows. I restarted with only Disk1

and It BOOTED into Windows and its all good.

I dont know how or why but I can live with that.
It works
I love-love stuff that works. I posted on IG that the genius members at SevenForums helped me to make it work

Now my Win7 box works with a proper Boot & System drive (scrncap attached)

I am over the moon happy folks. This is Remarkable! The Thorn has been removed from my left paw after many months of pain and worry!


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1 Week Ago   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@dg1261

Quote:
If Windows 7 is installed in MBR (aka, "Legacy") mode it is not a straightforward process to convert it to UEFI mode. (I think it can be done, but I haven't done it and don't know how difficult it may be. Perhaps someone else has suggestions, if that's the course you choose to follow.)
Yes, I have done it.

NOTE- recommend a decent boot media before doing this - always a safety precaution.

Download this:
183x64.iso
Extract to usb stick with this:
Usb7ice.zip

Then copy the cfg.ini file from your "C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant" folder into the usb stick Uprograms\AomeiPartAssist folder. That will overwrite the standard edition cfg.ini file on the usb stick with the Pro cfg.ini file from your "C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant" folder.



1. MBR>GPT can done automatically with the Pro version of aomei partition assistant

Compare ALL Editions of AOMEI Partition Assistant

How to Convert GPT to MBR or Convert MBR to GPT without Losing Data?

Aomei method can be done from within the system disk - it will reboot to perform the procedure in pre-os mode.


2. Or MBR>GPT can be done manually with the free version of diskgenius. The manual diskgenius method needs to be done from outside the target system disk. Either from an os installed on another disk , or from winpe.


All-in-one Solution for Data Recovery, Partition Manager and Data Backup - DiskGenius


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1 Week Ago   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

For geeks wanting to try manual MBR>GPT method with diskgenius:

1. First select the disk and convert to GPT. Then click Save All at top right.

2. Shrink the windows partition to create unallocated space.

NOTE- it is simpler for the average user to shrink their windows partition from the RIGHT - 1gb is sufficient. The esp and msr do not need to be at the start of the disk


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3. RT click the unallocated space and select create ESP

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1 Week Ago   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

4. Ok what pops up next:

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5. Say YES to Do you want to format the new partition immediately?

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6. And there they are:

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7. Click Save All

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1 Week Ago   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

8. Rt click the ESP partition and select assign new drive letter

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9. Accept whatever letter it offers

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10. Now it shows N for the windows partition and Q for the ESP partition on the target disk

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Open admin command prompt and type:

bcdboot N:\windows /s Q: /f UEFI

One of the times I used Win7 bcdboot for this it didn't work correctly. Win8/10 bcdboot are probably more reliable.


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1 Week Ago   #20
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi All,
Greets,

@RoyReddy : You are having only one OS on this multi disk PC, isn't it ? If yes, Its time to follow Sir samuria & other seniors.

1. Make sure that the OS disk is always disk 0. Swap the cables & make it sure.

2. Leave active partition only on the OS disk and Mark other active partitions as Inactive . If command line is not your cup of tea, you may use good 3rd party partitioning software such as DiskGenius .

3. Also learn to launch "One Time Boot Menu", It would be of great help. On Asus, its normally F8 or esc key.

These steps will keep you & your system free from problems & confusions.

Thanks & Regards. ...
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