MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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    ZingFreelancer said:
    Hello iseeuu.

    Thank you for your reply. How ever, I am the impatient guy who think he can solve the problem by using google. But that usually tend to make things worst.

    So I tried to fix my problems with gparted and accidentally deleted partition table. My System disk had two partitions, C and D. I set it up in such manner so that if need arise I can nuke my C drive and still keep all important stuff on D drive. Well, havent that just backfired on me?

    Hardware problems? Well that might be the cause of 5970 or something else... Creative happened to cause that sort of problem due to bad drivers... At any rate I will attempt to rebuild my D drive, take a few file copies and nuke C drive.

    Also, something noteworthy is that when I try to boot my system disk alone, he would give me an error telling me something wrong with my boot sequence. I could either go to repair (recommended) or start windows normally. Repair fail to find any solution to the problem.
    While Starting Windows gives me a BSOD.

    Right now using Partition Doctor and my systers hard drive (which is set in a similar matter as mine, with C and D drives), he managed to find my C drive, but takes so god damn long time to find D drive

    Before I nuke it, I will take my system drive to my sisters PC and see if I can get it booted up.

    Do you have any suggestion for what tool can be used for that? quickly and effective?
    ZingFreelancer, your issues have moved well beyond a simple MBR repair / restore. Having a second computer may be exactly what you need to restore your windows. Can you add the damaged hard drive, as a second hard drive, to your sisters computer? If so, you may find this software useful: retail $69, but at this time it is being offered free of charge, EASEUS Data Recovery. You will find the link on this thread: EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard - 3 Day Giveaway
    I would try to install the software on a working computer, with your hard drive as a second hard drive, so the software can make repairs.

    SIW2 is experienced with hard drive tools and may have some additional suggestions for you.

    As for the BSOD, if you can start in Safe Mode, that indicates a driver issue (one that safe mode does not load) is the cause, and if you can get the dmp file, we can diagnose further.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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       #161

    Thanks for a quick reply.

    So far am quite certain the error lies in me messing with my driver sectors.
    What I did was to use the very tool you want me to try to fix the problem with (EASEUS Data Recovery)
    to attempt and see if I can merge the unallocated space into my C drive. I did it as a part of a test for a different task I had in mind.

    The unallocated space am talking about is system partition, when I was installing windows 7 I separeted my system disk in to partitions, for that it wanted to create two of its own system partitions. Which I naturally deleted, but the space didnt want to become available.

    So what I did was to tell EASUS Data Recovery wizzard to merge this to partitions, apply and it told me to reboot. I rebooted and it did its magic, surprisingly it took up to 20 min to solve 200mb issue.
    After that, my problems started.

    What I did so far.
    Recovered D partition with TestDisk.
    Taken out my system drive, inserted in different computer and booted up = blue screen right before windows logo is about to complete forming.
    Inserted that disk into my PC again and booted up in safe mod, went to get a photo camera and it was already rebooting.

    This is the choices I have for normal startup.


    This what happens if I do nothing and let 30 sec to run out.


    This is what I see before it goes BSOD trying to load windows in safe mod.



    EDIT: Right now using my sisters hard drive & windows to copy some files from my Windows partition to a separated partition on the same drive. For some reason CUT -> PASTE between two partitions is very very slow.
    Yet they are recognized as one single hard disk in windows partition manager.
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       #162

    ZingFreelancer, I have removed the "System Reserved" partition numerous times without difficulty, however I did so with the Windows 7 Disk Management utility. I have observed when looking at the hard drive map in third party utilities like GParted and Partition Wizard, that there is friequently unallocated space at the front and / or end of the hard drive. Windows knows where it wants the partition to start on the hard drive and the Windows Disk Management utility does not show the unallocated space. However, third party utilities can force the unallocated spaces to be inserted. Windows 7 cannot handle this and does not know what to do when it does not find the partition beginning where it is expected. This issue has become especially pertinent with the new SSD drives. You may be able to rescue your system by using a working computer with Windows 7 and using Disk Management to shrink the partition. Windows should then put the partition where it should be on the hard drive. No promises.

    I have posted several threads where I detail the steps in working with partitions in various situations and have links at the bottom of this post. Here is another fun project I did: https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...dual-boot.html

    Hope this helps!
    Robert
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       #163

    Thats pretty much exactly what I did, I extended it on both sides with 3rd party software.
    Will proceed with clean install now.

    Thanks for all the help :)
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    ZingFreelancer said:
    Thats pretty much exactly what I did, I extended it on both sides with 3rd party software.
    Will proceed with clean install now.

    Thanks for all the help :)
    You are welcome! Please let us know how it turns out.

    Also, I find it much easier to use the "Attachment" feature of out forum to post screen shots:https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

    Cheers!
    Robert
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  6. Posts : 33
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       #165

    Well, made a clean install of windows on my C partition and everything works like a charm. Even D partition is still alive and well.
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    ZingFreelancer said:
    Well, made a clean install of windows on my C partition and everything works like a charm. Even D partition is still alive and well.
    That is good news! Thanks for letting us know.

    Happy Surfing!
    Robert
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    a interesting question. yesterday i went to install 7 on my ssd. i disconnected my main os drive which has 7 on it. i did this so when 7 installed to the ssd the boot loader would be on it. i figured once 7 was on the ssd i would hook the hdd back up and be good to go. i figured during a reboot all i would have to do is press f8 and get the drive boot menu from the bios and choose either the ssd or hdd to boot from. this was not to be the case. through some trial and error i found out for some reason with this ssd drive i have to have the os hdd hooked up to be able to even install 7 from the dvd to the ssd. so now instead of each drive having a mbr i have one mbr on the os hdd governing the boot partitions. i did the math and even with everything i install i will still have room left on the sdd. what i want to do is slowly buildup the ssd to my liking and then wipe the old os hdd and just have the one copy of 7 on the ssd to boot into. what exactly will i need to do in this situation?
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    PsychoClown said:
    a interesting question. yesterday i went to install 7 on my ssd. i disconnected my main os drive which has 7 on it. i did this so when 7 installed to the ssd the boot loader would be on it. i figured once 7 was on the ssd i would hook the hdd back up and be good to go. i figured during a reboot all i would have to do is press f8 and get the drive boot menu from the bios and choose either the ssd or hdd to boot from. this was not to be the case. through some trial and error i found out for some reason with this ssd drive i have to have the os hdd hooked up to be able to even install 7 from the dvd to the ssd. so now instead of each drive having a mbr i have one mbr on the os hdd governing the boot partitions. i did the math and even with everything i install i will still have room left on the sdd. what i want to do is slowly buildup the ssd to my liking and then wipe the old os hdd and just have the one copy of 7 on the ssd to boot into. what exactly will i need to do in this situation?
    PC;

    I apologize as I was not able to follow all of your post ... if you don't to clarify some things?

    A screen shot of your drive map would be appreciated ... I use Paint most of the time but there is also the Snipping Tool:

    Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap

    Screenshot with Paint

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

    If your SSD drive was the only drive connected when you installed 7 to it, it should be capable of booting independently of any other drive! So are you saying it will not boot? Are you using a separate boot partition? on either drive? both drives?

    As many others here have done what you say you want to do, I am sure it is possible. We wait to hear from you.

    Cheers!
    Robert
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    in a nutshell. 300 gig hdd with win 7 on two separate partitions. win 7 installed on a ssd drive yesterday. once i get 7 on the ssd the way i want it i am going to wipe the 300 gig drive. i know the mbr for all 3 os's should be on the hdd. i just want to know what procedure(s) / steps i will need to take to update and or move my mbr to the ssd.
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