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Windows 7: Need Help: BCD Configured on Different Drive?

12 May 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MJ Slaughter View Post
I double checked and the C drive is the only one marked System, Boot. F drive is only Active, Primary Partition and there is not a boot folder or bootmgr file present. I guess either Ghost is confused or I set something up incorrectly. I suspect that latter so I may try reinstalling the program. At least I can run my backup without using the F drive like Ghost recommends.

Thanks for the help.
I am going by your comment above that F is marked active. If it is then it is likely confusing Ghost as a non-system partition should not be marked Active. You may need to mark it inactive.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map, using SNipping Tool in Start menu.

What is on F?


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12 May 2010   #12
MJ Slaughter

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MJ Slaughter View Post
I double checked and the C drive is the only one marked System, Boot. F drive is only Active, Primary Partition and there is not a boot folder or bootmgr file present. I guess either Ghost is confused or I set something up incorrectly. I suspect that latter so I may try reinstalling the program. At least I can run my backup without using the F drive like Ghost recommends.

Thanks for the help.
I am going by your comment above that F is marked active. If it is then it is likely confusing Ghost as a non-system partition should not be marked Active. You may need to mark it inactive.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map, using SNipping Tool in Start menu.

What is on F?
You're right, F is active. Here is the screenshot. Thanks for turning me on the the snipping tool. I hadn't discovered that yet.

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12 May 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

If F is a data drive it should not be marked active. You can mark it inactive by booting the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, press Shift F10 at bootup, open a Command Line to type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 1 (confirm from list this is Maxtor data drive)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION 1 (confirm from list this is partition number)
INACTIVE
EXIT

It is likely that Ghost is interpreting F incorrectly as a System drive due to Active flag. You may have better luck with Win7's built in drive imaging.

In the unlikely event that Win7 now fails to boot, boot back into DVD/CD Repair, click through to Recovery Tools to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to repair or rewrite the MBR.
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12 May 2010   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Odd ghost is doing that - what version are you using?
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13 May 2010   #15
OldBloke

Windows 7
 
 

Because F: is on a separate hard drive, you can easily do an experiment to test if it is being used to boot Windows. Turn off the PC and unplug it from the wall power socket before opening it. Unplug the SATA data cable from the F: hard disk. Then switch on the PC and see if it boots.
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13 May 2010   #16
MJ Slaughter

Windows 7
 
 

I was able to make my F drive inactive through a command prompt, not having to boot to the Windows CD, with very little effort using gregrocker's instructions and that took care of my Ghost issue. I'm not sure why F was active but I probably did it at some point not thinking.

Thank you all for your help.
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