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Windows 7: Dual Boot Windows 7 in both partions

21 Mar 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


Boot into Win7 DVD, select Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools list, open a Command Line, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (confirm this is Hard drive A)
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with System Reserved partition #)
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with Windows 7 partition # on Drive A)
SELECT DISK 1 (confirm this is Disk B you want to wipe in order to clone from Disk A)
CLEAN ALL (zeroes the HD, deepest clean, takes awhile - remove "ALL" if you don't want to wait)
SELECT DISK 2 (confirm this is Hard drive C)
SELECT PARTITION # (replace # with Original System K: partition #)
INACTIVE (why was this ever marked active??)

Now return to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write System MBR to System Reserved partition, now marked Active.

You need to ignore offered Repairs and click through to run Startup Repair repeatedly as stated earlier. If this fails, open a Command Line, type: bootrec.exe /fixboot and bootrec.exe /fixmbr, then again try Startup repair until Win7 starts.

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