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Windows 7: Upgrading my hard drive

18 Oct 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Except the screenshots showing exactly how to run Startup Repair
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There are 2 links in the tutorial to show how to do a startup repair, the same startup repair tutorial you listed above, look for yourself.

There's no reason for me to re-write the startup repair tutorial when I can just link to an excellent source that already exists.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


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18 Oct 2010   #22
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I agree with madtownidiot. He is spot on. That will solve your problem and not overwrite your files.
thanks carl
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18 Oct 2010   #23
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Except the screenshots showing exactly how to run Startup Repair
.


There are 2 links in the tutorial to show how to do a startup repair, the same startup repair tutorial you listed above, look for yourself.

There's no reason for me to re-write the startup repair tutorial when I can just link to an excellent source that already exists.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
thanks barefootkid
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18 Oct 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Except the screenshots showing exactly how to run Startup Repair
.


There are 2 links in the tutorial to show how to do a startup repair, the same startup repair tutorial you listed above, look for yourself.

There's no reason for me to re-write the startup repair tutorial when I can just link to an excellent source that already exists.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
thanks barefootkid
You're welcome, I'm just trying to give the OP the best possible info to understand how to deal with the whole issue.
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19 Oct 2010   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't want to further confuse the situation. If you're comfortable and on track don't bother reading anymore.

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If your original HDD was working ok but you wanted a larger disk - Correct???
If you haven't already done it, leave the original in it's full working condition.
Try whatever advice you like then.

Probably all you needed to do was use the Microsoft Imaging utility to image every partition of the old drive you can tick (System reserved is always included).
Take out your old drive put in the new drive (alone), straight out of the bag it came in, reimage - that's it. The MS software will format, partition etc as per the image.
I did this recently with a new 1TB Barracuda (ST31000528AS).
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19 Oct 2010   #26
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Disconnect the old HDD & boot to the windows install disk, and at the install now menu type shift+f10
then type the following commands one at a time and press enter after each one:

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd
exit

then shut down, restart and your problem will be solved
All i get now is bootMGR is missing
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19 Oct 2010   #27
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have a look at post 21 bare foot kid im busy with something at the moment but i will be back to help
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19 Oct 2010   #28
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

my full drive map is in an attachment


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19 Oct 2010   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The problem getting the repairs to fix the issue is all the Hard Disk Drives (HDD) are marked as "Active" and that is the way the repair utility is told where to make the repairs, there can be only one marked "Active" for the repairs to work.


Is "Disk 1, I:" the one you want to get booting on its own?



Disconnect the other 2 HDDs and leave only the one you want to repair connected and do the 3 startup repairs out-lined in this tutorial to get it booting independently, then the other HDD can be reconnected.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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19 Oct 2010   #30
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Its worked now guys thanks alot all of you. Basically i put imy windows install disk and clicked on repair my system and it said an error has been detected would you like fix it and i clicked yes and now the ITB hard drive is my main one. Thanks for taking the time to bother to try and help me.
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