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29 Oct 2009   #11
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Vista
 
 

what information will you need in order to sort it? just so i know so i can get hold of it as soon as i get home


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29 Oct 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Only a screenshot of disk management. That's all. Simple copying of file/folder plus a command to run, then simple bios adjustment will fix this up for you.

Then you could format Vista HDD to make all of its space ready to use.
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29 Oct 2009   #13
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Vista
 
 

sorry, but how do i get to screen management... i'm not totally clued up on things like this so steps to do things (especially fixing it) would be greatly appreciated

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29 Oct 2009   #14
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Type disk management in the start menu search.
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29 Oct 2009   #15
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Vista
 
 



BOOT (D) is the Vista drive
(C) is the Win 7 drive
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29 Oct 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Rt click the C: drive as in your screenshot and set the partition as active.

Ensure you can view hidden and protected files. Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Copy bootmgr from D: to C:
Copy boot folder from D: to C:, ignoring the warning about not being able to copy bcd and bcd.log. Tell it to skip over these.

Open an elevated command prompt. Copy and paste the following command into it and run it by pressing enter.

bcdedit /export C:\boot\bcd


With Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\boot to see if the folder now contains bcd file.

If yes, reboot to bios. Set the C: drive as the computer's default first boot device. Reboot to Win 7.

Open disk management as you've done before and look at C:. It should now own the status of being the "system" drive.

If so, you may use that same screen to format D: to NTFS. You can use the quick option.

Before that though, please have a look around the D: drive for any valuable files to you that you don't want to lose. Copy files/folders you want to C:

Please let me know how this went for you. Feel free to pm me when you reply here to ensure I won't miss it.
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30 Oct 2009   #17
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Based upon your pm, open command prompt, type bcdedit, hit enter. Post a screenshot of this please.
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30 Oct 2009   #18
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Vista
 
 

i ran the original command as administrator and it said it was successful. there is a bcd file in the boot folder on (C)

how do i reboot to bios? i have tried hitting delete but nothing. what should i see if i do this correctly?

sorry to e such a pain, your help is greatly appreciated
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30 Oct 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

F2 perhaps? Esc maybe?

I'd need to know motherboard model to tell for sure. Or you can Google it and look at owner manual.
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