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Windows 7: How to remove 100MB partition?

03 Jun 2013   #11
TheSpirtOfRadio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there by any chance you could add me on skype? Im having a different Issue With cloning. (its much easier to explain.) This one to be precise. --> Clone fails to read MBR | Knowledge Base

Skype = thespiritofradio2112


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03 Jun 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

You should always be prepared when cloning or re-imaging to have the WIn7 DVD or System Repair Disk ready to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times after confirming the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 partition is Active: Mark Partition Active.

There will always be reasons why the clone or image might not start up and needs the multiple tests and fixes automated in Startup Repair, even fully rewriting the boot files which takes more than one pass.

Be sure the correct System Active partition is also set Active in Acronis Options, drive letter set to Automated, and copy the MBR and Track0 to the HD. Even then if it fails to start it may need to have the Active flag replanted showing which partition is to boot the OS. It will not repair and start if the Active flag is not set correctly.
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03 Jun 2013   #13
TheSpirtOfRadio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes but ive cloned many times before.
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03 Jun 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

So what is your question exactly?
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04 Jun 2013   #15
TheSpirtOfRadio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

why acronis fails to read MBR during clone after reboot. It gets about 15 -20 mins into clone then my computer either shuts off or the monitor shuts off and no HDD light activity and I have to force a shutdown.
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05 Jun 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

If the cloning is completed, are you unplugging the source HD and setting the clone HD first to boot?

If so confirm the Win7 partition or its 100 mb boot partition is Partition Marked Active
then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until it boots.

Clones and recovered images sometimes need repair.
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05 Jun 2013   #17
TheSpirtOfRadio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, cloning is not completed. like i said after acronis restarts my computer to start the clone process it says "failed to read MBR" then it gets about 15 -20 mins into clone and stops.
I appreciate your help btw.
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05 Jun 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Have you tried using the Acronis Boot Disk to clone?
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08 Jun 2013   #19
TheSpirtOfRadio

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

no but i have tried bootrec, chkdsk, and diskpart in the recovery console and no luck
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08 Jun 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

Why are you running those repairs? I gave you exactly what repairs are required when a clone will not start. Have you run these repairs?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the cloning is completed, are you unplugging the source HD and setting the clone HD first to boot?

If so confirm the Win7 partition or its 100 mb boot partition is Partition Marked Active
then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until it boots.

Clones and recovered images sometimes need repair.
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