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Windows 7: A boot manager error occurred during a Ghost clone job

07 Jul 2017   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
A boot manager error occurred during a Ghost clone job

A number of possibilities with this. Ghost quit during one of my standard disk to disk clones..
Chkdsk run first etc. But the weather is flaky and there might have been an undetectable power outage or hiccup. Sorry, I don't have the Ghost error-- something about a text file note found.

The disk then was unusable even as a data drive to run a new format. I have good backups to a degree, but this bootmgr failure was incurable without reinstalling Win7 from my cd. That's running now.

My question is: is there a bootable cd to get around a bootmgr failure? Hirens? Anything else just to get the disk to the point where I can overwrite it such as low level format then run as admin for the ntfs.

One other thing: An error showed bad blocks found -- just all of a sudden during this failure.

Windows repair never accomplished anything on this. I don't know if there's a bootable cd that could restore mbr. Please don't mention anything about Windows repair disk. That is useless. I have never used the repair cd once where the error did not come back: contact the manufacturer or whatever.

WinXP had a usable repair routine which I had used many times.

In sum a power outage may have made a corrupt run of Ghost which was unrecoverable.


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08 Jul 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The only suggestions I have are some tutorials.
Take a look at this one and the other ideas at the bottom of the page.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

Code:
    How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
    How to Use the Bootrec.exe Tool in Windows Recovery Environment
    How to Restore the Windows 7 MBR (Master Boot Record)
    How to Mark a Partition as Active in Windows 7
Jack
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08 Jul 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

"One other thing: An error showed bad blocks found"

Bad cluster or bad blocks means that the disk is dying.

Use the chkdsk x: /r command-line option to find physical disk errors in the file system. (x: is the drive to be checked. If it's C:, schedule for next boot)
If it finds bad cluster or bad blocks, replace the disk ASAP. Replace with a SSD (128G for Windows and programs and HDD for data)
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08 Jul 2017   #4
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ok I needed a refresh on where some of this is but I think a hardware glitch prevented anything
from starting.

Will mark this solved since I can't duplicate the problem after reinstalling the Win7 on the bad disk and then running Ghost again. It succeeded after the reinstall. Data loss was minimal since my backups
were recent.

Thanks for answering.

I'll print this to paper someplace for refererence.
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08 Jul 2017   #5
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
"One other thing: An error showed bad blocks found"

Bad cluster or bad blocks means that the disk is dying.

Use the chkdsk x: /r command-line option to find physical disk errors in the file system. (x: is the drive to be checked. If it's C:, schedule for next boot)
If it finds bad cluster or bad blocks, replace the disk ASAP. Replace with a SSD (128G for Windows and programs and HDD for data)
Ok thanks for the added info.

Can you show what the bad blocks info looks like at the cmd prompt or doesn't it matter?
If anything shows up it's just bad?

I normally run the disk health software like Crystal Disk info.

Is there a better free tool which is more specific to this issue rather than overheating etc.?
Also I got away from third party defrag tools but can't those remove bad blocks-- or is it bad sectors?


Yes, I've been wanting an SSD for quite while-- watching for decent price breaks on them.
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08 Jul 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

When you begin to have bad cluster or bad blocks means that the disk is dying. Physically dying.
Check disk mark them as bad and skip them for use. But soon you will have all disk un readable.
Buy a 128G for Windows and programs and a HDD for data. You will have the speed of a SSD and the space of a HDD.
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PNY CS900 2.5 SSD7CS900-120-RB-Newegg.com

For me, HDD must be WD Black or Gold
WD Black 1TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gbs 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD1003FZEX-Newegg.com
WD Gold 1TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM Class SATA 6Gbs 128MB Cache 3.5 inch - WD1005FBYZ-Newegg.com
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09 Jul 2017   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well, I'm running the chkdsk /r and it is going slow. It found one bad clusters and is now going through step 5 which is verifying unused space. That'll take a while but my other machine is unoccupied at the moment. Crystal Disk info gave it a 'Yellow" warning status with some notations. I think I got it used, can't recall.

I never heard of or don't recall WD Gold. The WD blacks I have are noisy and I have one in stalled in a very quiet environment but using as a backup in favor of a Seagate. Recently I had a WD Blue replaced under warranty (a few months remained.) They sent me a recertified Black.

On the WD Golds. Are those Enterprise and if so don't they have a 'password problem' where the user gets locked out of them? That's a favorite topic at another site for HDDs.

A good discussion anyway. Yes I should move to SSD.

Today's activity got me to order a 2 Tb HST which was on deal. I took a flyer on it.
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