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2answers
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Using GParted to copy Windows partition. Boot flag on Recovery partition

I am trying to understand how booting works with a Recovery partition. In the past when I have restored a Windows partition using GParted with a copy that I made earlier, I needed to use a Windows ...
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1answer
161 views

Syslinux “Missing OS” after expanding to the left the partition with /boot

I have a GPT partitioned drive. Its a bit of a mess so I was starting to sort everything out. /dev/sda2 is an ArchLinux install and the location of /boot with syslinux being used. /dev/sda1 is a ...
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2answers
2k views

Why does a cloned Windows 7 BCD contain incomplete data (and, therefore, prevent booting)?

I have had the misfortune to need to clone a dual-booting Windows XP/7 box to replace its hard drive with a smaller one. I had great trouble getting it to boot and would like to understand what's ...
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1answer
471 views

Windows 7: moved system partition, need to update boot partition

So, I have a decently standard Windows7/Ubuntu dual-boot setup, and (since Ubuntu is my usual operating system) I found I needed to grow my Ubuntu partition and shrink my W7 partition. Originally, my ...
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1answer
365 views

Can't run gParted Live

I prepared gParted Live on my pendrive using unetbootin. When I try to boot from that pendrive I got blikning line and nothing more. What could me wrong?
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0answers
555 views

Windows no longer booting after copying partition using Gparted

I originally had 3 partitions on my hard disk: Vista Storage Seven I just used Gparted to delete the Vista partition and copy the Seven partition onto it. I was going to see if it would boot. If ...
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1answer
874 views

Windows 8 Consumer Preview doesn't boot off a DVD of GParted

I have a Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation on my desktop computer. It's been running pretty well, except for a few issues that are not related by a long shot. Until now. I wanted to install ...
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1answer
636 views

Reboot fails with “Invalid partition”

My laptop can boot, but it can't reboot. Any time something restarts the laptop (e.g. to apply Windows updates, or Start Menu->Restart, etc), the computer sits at a black screen with the message ...
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Gparted will not resize Windows XP system partition

My C: system boot partition needs to be bigger. Tried Acronis, EASUS, and PM within Windows but the partition could not be enlarged with either a merge with another partition or resizing with ...
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4answers
1k views

Cloning my Windows boot drive--Windows hangs on booting off new drive

I copied my Windows XP partition to a new drive using GParted live CD (using the GUI). I made sure to flag it as boot, and then used my XP disc to enter Recovery Console and ran fixboot and fixmbr on ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I copy a drive image to a new SSD and make it bootable?

I recently purchased a G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB SSD, and attempted to make an image of my current drive, and restore that image to the new SSD. The current drive is a 320GB HDD in an HP Envy 14 ...
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“Reboot and select proper boot device”?

I didn't find the answer in Clonezilla's site/mailing list archives. Maybe someone has already seen this issue and knows how to recover from it: On a test host, using www.partedmagic.com, I created ...
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1answer
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How can I mark a logical partition as active?

I need to fix the bootsector on my Windows 7 partition by using this command from a rescue disk: bootrec /fixboot However my Windows 7 partition needs to be marked active by Windows to do this (or ...