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Windows 7: Boot Device

09 Jan 2010   #1
glenr

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Boot Device

The following may assist in helping to resolved my problems, but in any case it will clear up some confusion I am having. I originally ran Vista Home Premium on another drive - I then upgaded that drive to Windows 7 Home Premium and ran for about a week with no issues or problems. I then cloned using Acronis True Image Home' Clone Manager to a new 1TB drive all ran well until trying to add a new user - I also noticed that The Favorites Bar was not functioning correctly (that is would add but not keep new enrties after closing IE8. I have attached 3 images of BCDEDIT, MSCONFIG & Control Panel System.

My question & confusion are that I would have thought that BCDEDIT & MSCONFIG would show that the boot device would be C: Windows 7 Home Premium as in Control panel - System. Not E:Vista. Does this mean I somehow stuffed up the clone process, in any case, please provide information as to how to fix my predicament.

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09 Jan 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

I would just run a Repair Install from the Win7 desktop to refresh the system files and correctly reconfigure the boot.
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09 Jan 2010   #3
glenr

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Tried the repair option ---- no change at all!
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09 Jan 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Can you describe the repair option you tried? THere are several Repairs in Win7 which are frequently confused.

Do you have one partition now with one OS? Is it marked System Active Boot?

If not, please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.
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10 Jan 2010   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What boot device? Do you mean where it declares bootmgr to be located?

It is fine as it is.

If it bothers you, open an elevated command and type:

bcdedit/set {bootmgr} device boot

press enter.

If it is the bootloader you mean , then ( check in Disk Management and make sure it is C from the o/s you are currently in )

bcdedit /set {the-long-identifier} device partition=C:

bcdedit /set {the-long-identifier} osdevice partition=C:
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