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Windows 7: Problem with boot/bcd and restore

16 May 2012   #1

Windows 7
Problem with boot/bcd and restore

Hello all guys i have a problem.
I bought a ssd and installed win 7: all works fine and i was very happy.
Then i installed the second hd but now the problem: when i power on pc, at the boot there is the problem about Boot/BCD.
I found the wiki on windows: Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information"
I tried the methods but all don't work.

What can i do?

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16 May 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


It sounds like you correctly unplugged the HD when installing to SSD. If you're receiving boot errors after plugging back in the HD it might be that you deleted Win7 from it and BIOS is trying to boot HD first.

Set SSD first drive to boot in BIOS setup. Then if you need to boot the OS on HD use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or when ready move the data off and delete the HD Windows partition which is the correct way to delete an OS.

If probs persist post back a screenshot of maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. If you can't boot to do this then post back a camera snap of free Partition Wizard bootable CD drive map and listings.
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