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Windows 7: BCD issues in Windows 7 Ultimate x64

10 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BCD issues in Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I need to create a new system reserved partition on drive: 0 and delete the current one from drive 1:

There was a thread on this some time back, explaining WHAT to do, but it was never clearly explained HOW to do it!

Could someone please explain in DETAIL step-by-step how this is done?

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10 Jul 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Assuming Windows partition ( C drive ) is on "Disk 0" and "Active/System" partition is on "Disk 1", basically what you need to do is ;

- Mark the OS partition on "disk 0" as "Active".

- Power down the system and disconnect "disk 1".

- Boot from Windows install disc or "System Repair Disk" and run 'Startup Repair" up to three times separately ( to create necessary boot critical files on the new "Active" partition on "disk 0").

- Boot the system without connecting "Disk 1" and make sure Windows can boot successfully.

- Reconnect the "disk 1" ( "disk 0" should be connected to SATA port one and it should be the first boot drive ).

I would recommend refering - Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Make sure not to delete any partition on disk 1 before making sure disk 0 is bootale it's own. If you are in doubt, please post a "Disk management" snapshot as per Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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10 Jul 2014   #3

Win7 Ultimate X64

I agree with the above method it should work just fine but if you want to do it manually have a look here
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

and to mark other partition inactive
Partition - Mark as Inactive
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11 Jul 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can advise you best.
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