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Windows 7: Fixing MBR: a residual from the 100MB heist

29 Oct 2009   #1

Fixing MBR: a residual from the 100MB heist

Ok here's the gigitty gig...I install 7 and tried to trick it out of the 100 MB bitlocker shambuzle by preparting all my HDD's except for 8GB at the very end of my data drive which will be a linux swap. any hoo... on install Win7 found that 8 GB free and decided it wanted to install its 100 MB of crike' there. So, I went in and deleted it... voila it didn't boot because I trashed bootmgr, right?... but I had a restore disk and I copied the necassary boot files to my C:\ drive and edited the BCD so that it would boot, now everythings should be good, eh? But apparently my MBR is still on the ole data drive and I would like to move it to the system drive where the OS resides... is that too much to ask? I reckon I am not willing to do any more reinstalls but would like to here any viable suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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29 Oct 2009   #2
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Yes, unplug the data drive, pass the active flag to win7 partition, run startup repair 3 times.

The best way to accomplish this is to use free Partition Wizard disk and your Installer repair console. If it fails please post the drive config from PW.

The 100mb isn't that horrible. Contains the boot and same Repair My Computer console as installer but puts it available at F8 and auto-loads Startup Repair when boot fails (like now).
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