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Windows 7: I need to move the boot files of win7x64

10 Jun 2011   #11
djforsberg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am not at my home computer right now but I can describe what is happening. Initially, I had a hard drive with Vista installed on it. I then installed a second hard drive and installed Windows 7 on that drive. When I remove the drive with Vista on it, I get the bootmgr is missing error. With the Vista disk back in, and booted in 7, in disk manager I noticed the Vista disk has the System attribute and the 7 disk has the Boot attribute. If this isn't enough information, I'll post a screen shot later today when I get home.


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10 Jun 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you will describe the problem and perhaps post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt Drive map with listings (using Snipping Tool in Start Menu) we can help you with the conventional method for recovering the System Boot Files into Win7 partition: mark Win7 Active, run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times from booted DVD or Repair CD.
Follow Gregrocker's post.
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10 Jun 2011   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello djforsberg, welcome to Seven Forums!


Leave the Windows 7 HDD connected separately and set it as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive, use Option Two #1 to mark the Windows7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs out lined in this tutorial an the link below to (re)create the "System" boot files to that partition.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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10 Jun 2011   #14
djforsberg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello djforsberg, welcome to Seven Forums!


Leave the Windows 7 HDD connected separately and set it as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive, use Option Two #1 to mark the Windows7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs out lined in this tutorial an the link below to (re)create the "System" boot files to that partition.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks, I'll try that tonight!
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10 Jun 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djforsberg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello djforsberg, welcome to Seven Forums!


Leave the Windows 7 HDD connected separately and set it as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive, use Option Two #1 to mark the Windows7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs out lined in this tutorial an the link below to (re)create the "System" boot files to that partition.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks, I'll try that tonight!

Be sure to post back here to let us know how it sorts out.
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10 Jun 2011   #16
djforsberg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djforsberg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello djforsberg, welcome to Seven Forums!


Leave the Windows 7 HDD connected separately and set it as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive, use Option Two #1 to mark the Windows7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs out lined in this tutorial an the link below to (re)create the "System" boot files to that partition.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
Thanks, I'll try that tonight!

Be sure to post back here to let us know how it sorts out.
Definitely
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10 Jun 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

I would first post the screenshot before you possibly lose the ability to boot and then we are flying blind trying to help you.

There are often unexpected configurations, e.g logical drives which cannot be marked Active, etc.
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10 Jun 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello djforsberg, welcome to Seven Forums!


... use Option Two #1 to mark the Windows7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs out lined in this tutorial an the link below to (re)create the "System" boot files to that partition.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Greg has a point, when you use list partition be sure the partition Windows 7 is on is a Primary partition, if it lists as Logical this will not work and we'll need to see the snip of disk management.
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I need to move the boot files of win7x64-logical.jpg


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13 Jun 2011   #19
djforsberg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OK guys, the start repair worked. Thanks very much!
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13 Jun 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

Thank you for updating us.

If you still want to post back a screenshot of your full DIsk Mgmt drive map with listings, we can look it over for any potential problems. Use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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