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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

05 Sep 2017   #190
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

YUP, another satisfied customer. Replaced mobo with same model, and then...oh yeah, that 100mb boot partition nonsense.....how do I address that again?....and fortunately I googled correctly and found this thread, and BINGO, we back en bid-ness!


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14 Oct 2017   #191
jez9999

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Switched to a new Gigabyte mobo very similar to my old one because I broke the old one while cleaning. Windows 7 decided to give me STOP 0x7b on boot. This fixed it in seconds.

I just have a couple of questions:

Isn't this software paid software? Is it actually legal to download and use?

And, I'm probably being paranoid but how do I know it isn't installing a rootkit or something when fixing the machine? :)
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14 Oct 2017   #192
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

trash
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14 Oct 2017   #193
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This forum is monitored pretty well so I seriously doubt anything bad is added to the utility :)

On another note I recently just swapped a very old acer mother boards ssd install into a new x299 mother board and had no issues besides the absence of the original acer board had no usb3 drivers
The new board had a feature mouse and keyboard simulation I activated and everything was good so I could sign into windows and install the needed usb3 drivers :)
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14 Oct 2017   #194
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

trash
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13 Apr 2018   #195
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Issue here. I cloned from the oem 1TB to a new 2TB. Both are Hitachi. XP partition boots (shouldn't it?...), and 7 does not. Used Paragon, but still "Windows failed to start". I thought maybe it was because the partition wasn't labeled, but that did not fix it.
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13 Apr 2018   #196
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
"Windows failed to start"
Is that the full message?
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13 Apr 2018   #197
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Is that the full message?
That's the truncated version. ".....a recent hardware or software change...." yadda yadda yadda. Same as when I did it last time, but this time the new drive is 2TB. Oh wait, this is a drive change, not Mobo change. Hmmm.... Recovery tools, we'll see.....
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13 Apr 2018   #198
Sevendaez

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

No, I can't even get to the recovery console. No option. Shouldn't this be the same kind of circumstance, though?
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13 Apr 2018   #199
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Recovery console?

Try using startup repair from the booted win 7 installation media. You might need to run it two or three times.
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