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Windows 7: Moved boot manager, 7 drive still refuses to boot without old drive.

28 Jun 2011   #31
theog

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No, need to mark active, Startup Repair can do that.


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28 Jun 2011   #32
CabbageODiscord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Greg, question. Should I delete the existing Boot folder and bootmgr file from Waffles before running the startup repair?
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28 Jun 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

What I would do is waht I posted several days ago:

Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, rightclick on D to Modify>Set to Inactive, OK.

Then click on C WIn7 HD to highlight it, from DIsk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply both steps.

If WIn7 doesn't start, boot WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

The Repair should write the System boot files to the first Active partition. If D is still marked System, unplug it and repeat Rebuild MBR from PW CD. Then if necessary run the REpairs again.

Only if these fail would I delete the boot files you copied over and start over again.
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28 Jun 2011   #34
CabbageODiscord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm tired, somehow got confused. Yeah, that's what I'll do.
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28 Jun 2011   #35
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Copy & paste Boot files.
2) Do a Startup Repair once.
3) Mark Data Hd inactive.

Attachment 162074

Attachment 162075

Attachment 162076
No need for 3rd party partitioning tools.
No need to mark C: active.( but will not hurt)
Startup Repair will do all.
As above.
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28 Jun 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

C is already marked Active.

Startup Repair will not write System Boot files to an Inactive partition.

If D is still attached and not marked Inactive then Startup Repair will not move the boot files or System flag from it - how would it know?

It may not do so even if marked Inactive, so may be need to be unplugged.
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29 Jun 2011   #37
theog

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Take look at the screenshots in post 29 of the test install & repair.
The Hd has been unplugged.
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29 Jun 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Ray was this a simulation you did? You didn't say in the post.
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