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Windows 7: Changing Hard Drives

25 Aug 2010   #1
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Changing Hard Drives

Basically my problem is that when i installed windows 7 i installed it onto a 150gb hard drive. I soon realised that this was not large enough for my needs and was begining to run incredibly slowly. So i decided to upgrade to a Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disk. I wanted to copy all of my file over to the new disk and keep the OS, i was told that cloning was the easiest way to do it, so i cloned my old disk. However, when i took out my old disk and booted up the computer i got the error message "NTDLR is missing". Please Help me


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25 Aug 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

During the BIOS post splash screen, tap F8. This will bring you to the system recovery environment. Choose "Repair Your Computer".
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25 Aug 2010   #3
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

will that get rid of any of my files. Another thing i forgot was the weird thing is when i put back my old hard disk the error message goes away.
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25 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thats is because some files were corrupted in the cloning process. Namely the master boot record. No, none of your files will be deleted.
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25 Aug 2010   #5
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I know im beggining to sound a bit like i worry too much but when i choose repair my computer is it with the hard disk in or the old one or both
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25 Aug 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

With the new hard disk in.
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25 Aug 2010   #7
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

when i boot up my computer with the new hard disk in it pops up with the normal motherboard load screen and options and then straight after that says NTDLR is missing. so i tried it with my old hard drive in anyway and i can only repair that one. I have another hard drive as well that is running windows xp. Would cloning the hard drive again perhaps fix my problem.
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25 Aug 2010   #8
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

That could make your Problem Worse, How did you clone your HDD?

Many Thanks,
Josh
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25 Aug 2010   #9
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

i just cloned it using seagate disc wizard and followed instructions. When i look at the files on the hard disk it has all the same ones as the old hard disk
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25 Aug 2010   #10
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

This is what my "My Computer" looks like. Its in the file attached below


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