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Windows 7: Cloned partition, Copy the Bootloader?

15 Feb 2010   #31
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Unhide System and Hidden files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab to examine the contents of that hidden EISA partition which might be causing problems. It can be deleted to recover the HD space into Win7, after determining what functions it still provides, if any, which is doubful.

The rest looks ok.

At this point I would run sfc /scannow to see if any Win7 System files are corrupt, fixed or unfixable.

Then if probs persist I would run a Repair Install which will not only reinstall the OS while saving all programs, files and settings, but also reconfigure correctly the multi-boot using the latest OS which is always best.

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16 Feb 2010   #32

Windows 7 x64

I think the problem is the partition was cloned....

Try doing a startup repair on the Win 7 partition. Set it active first. Of course, this will remove the boot menu until you set the Vista Partition back to active. I am not sure setting it to active is necessary, but it might help.

Will the Vista boot menu need to be reworked, possibly. the Win 7 entry may have to be redone.

Keep track of partition sizes so you will know which partition is which.
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