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Windows 7: Won't let me delete my old partition.

07 Nov 2009   #11
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Bootmgr and boot folder are both at root and should be copied to root of other drive as I've outlined.

See this first:

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide


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07 Nov 2009   #12
Aveyax

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It just tells me "Destination Folder Access Denied" and that I need permission to perform this action when I try to paste the C: drive's bootmgr file to the D: drive's. If I'm doing it right, then cool. If not, then I'm not entirely clear on what it is you're saying. =\

And UAC is turned off completely.
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07 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

It's right. Don't know why you're getting the error for a simple copy and paste.

Try taking ownership on the file first and/or D: (without folders inside D) first.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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07 Nov 2009   #14
Aveyax

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ok, I took ownership of D:/windows/boot. Then I copied the file "bootmgr" from C:/windows/boot/PCAT and coiped to the same location on D:. The only thing it ever asked was if I wanted to Copy and Replace the file, which I did.

Things aren't happening as you've explained, so I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. =\
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07 Nov 2009   #15
Aveyax

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Alright, I think I got most everything fixed. I figured it out. When you told me that those files were in the root directories, I was confused because even with "Show Hidden Files and Folders" checked, I still couldn't see them. I had to dig around and find out that I needed to also check "Hide Protected Operating System Files". That did the trick. =) I got everything copied over, rebooted and changed the primary boot disk and upon restart it all worked beautifully.

From there, I deleted the 50GB partition and extended the 150GB back into the 50GB, essentially making them whole again, I think.

So, I think I've finally got it all taken care of. Thank you both so much for your time and help. I really appreciate it. Take care. =)
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07 Nov 2009   #16
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You're welcome.
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07 Nov 2009   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your welcome.

Glad that you got it setup how you wanted it.

Great job torrentg, again as usual.
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07 Nov 2009   #18
Aveyax

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Ahh, but it just keeps getting better, unfortunately. When I finally rebooted for the last time, it tells me Boot Disk Failure or something to that effect. I try manually boot from the D: drive that everything is supposed to be on, and it tells me that it is missing the /boot/bcd file and can not boot. It asks me to put in my Windows 7 disc, boot from that and go through the repair options. Problem is, I don't have a Windows 7 disc. Mine was legally downloaded and I did not make a back up disc before all of this mess.

I have downloaded a Windows 7 Repair .iso and even burned it into a bootable disc, and it still doesn't recognize it. I seriously have no clue to what to do now. I can access my BIOS and my bootable drive options, that's it.

Any ideas about this one? ;_;
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08 Nov 2009   #19
Aveyax

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

/bump
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08 Nov 2009   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to boot into that repair disk and run Startup Repair repeatedly. Check that your optical drive is set to boot first.

If not get to another computer and re download your ISO and burn it to disk so you can reinstall. If you have your key, you can reinstall using any Win7 installer borrowed from a friend, or the RTM if you can get ahold of that.
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