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You've already done what this SuperUser questioner is intending to do, and are hitting the problem that xe is worrying about. The answer is the same. You've got a combined boot+system volume. This is a poor idea, and something that even the x86 PC world has finally moved away from in the years since Windows XP was released. Windows 7 when installed on an ...


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I fixed it by: Back up the partition to an external drive (using GParted). Delete the partition. Reinstall Windows 7 on the (now empty) drive. Copy the contents of the partition over the fresh install of Windows (using System Rescue CD). Windows now boots correctly and looks exactly the same as before.


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I guess that you had Vista on the disk as partition 1 and then Windows 7 as partition 2, then deleted Vista, meaning that Windows 7 is now on partition 1. Unfortunately, Windows identifies its partitions by their numbers, so that all partition references in the Windows 7 registry are now incorrect and unusable. I believe that you will have to reinstall ...


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After a long and eventually successful journey, I have been able to achieve it all. I have created a tutorial on how to perform this. Check it out. Per request, I am also posting the whole thing below: Software: First of all: you need a PC with Windows 7/8 and administrative access to it (Vista may work, not sure). This is where the tutorial will be ...


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bootmgr is not aware of "drive letters", that's something Windows does late in the boot process (and is configured in the registry, absolutely nothing to do with the physical disk configuration). Using Linux to clone a system is not supported by Microsoft. In short, the official answer is Don't Do That. You should use Windows PE. DISM can create and apply ...


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Please make sure that the Windows 7 Recovery partition is set as the active!! I was having trouble because the active partition was set to C:\


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Check your BIOS to change Boot order.


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Try inserting the Windows 7 setup disk and selecting "Repair this system." I've run into many systems where the boot info was never installed to the new HD and the uses had unknowingly had been booting off the old HD, which then directs BIOS to the new HD for the bootup process.


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As a follow up to the comments I posted, you should keep your system in AHCI mode for better performance. When troubleshooting issues like this, and to maintain the best possible system performance, you should disable all unnecessary integrated hardware on your motherboard. For example, if you have more then one SATA controller on your motherboard, but are ...


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You will likely want to try Super Grub. You can boot from it the same way you would install ubuntu. If you have no external capabilities, you will likely have difficulty fixing this issue.


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bcdboot c:\windows /l it-it did the trick.


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You should be able to use the Windows 7 DVD okay. Windows 7 and Vista both use the same bootloader so there should be no problem. Using the Windows XP CD would install and older bootloader which will not be able to boot Windows Vista, so that won't work.


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I tried a program called EasyBCD. There's an option in there for change boot disk, which sets up everything that is required on the second disk. Now I can select the boot disk from the BIOS and boot that disk, which means I'm free to remove other disks without loosing my operating system. The guy who wrote that should be paid big $$ by microsoft for picking ...


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Here is a tutorial how to fix it. Try it hopefully you will get what you want. UPDATE AS Comment says 1: Insert your bootable media whatever you have like Windows 7 DVD or USB. 2: Boot from the bootable disc or USB. 3: Instead of click on Install Now select the option given bellow on dialog box Repair. 4: Select the Startup Repair option. 5: Now ...


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Install EasyBCD in Vista and add EasyLDR entries for the other OSes: All you need to do is uncheck the checkbox labeled "Automatically detect the correct drive". Subsequently, a drop-down box containing a list of all mounted partitions will appear, and you can choose the Windows XP installation you wish to boot into. Clicking "Add Entry" will cause ...


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$RECYCLE.BIN - Should be present on every drive. If you're feeling cowboy, you can right-click Recycle Bin on Desktop, go to Properties and set each drive to Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted. .Trash-999 - If you can't delete it because of permissions, right-click -> Properties -> Security tab -> Advanced ...


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EFI implementations must provide some way to control the boot mode (EFI vs. BIOS), except of course for EFI-only implementations without BIOS support. Too often, though, the firmware gives the user little or no explicit control of the matter; instead, the firmware attempts to infer the correct boot mode based on the state of the hard disk -- for instance, it ...


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I've just bought a Dell XPS 17 (l702x) and I'm interested in multi-booting a variety of OSes. If what I've understood is correct, the Dell has some form of locked-down Phoenix SecureCore Tiano UEFI 'BIOS'. From what I've read, UEFI isn't directly usable (possibly via a hidden menu etc., which might require a BIOS mod). It does seem possible to use/access a ...


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It is better to install Ubuntu after Windows. Why you are keeping your Hard Drive as ext4? It is better if you can keep the area to be used for Windows installation either non-formatted or as NTFS as you boot drive is.


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The below information is from here. The first that we need to do is to create new partition for Windows and format it to NTFS. Exact steps to accomplish this depend on your HDD partition table e.g. there is one large ext3/ext4 partition for Ubuntu or there are several partitions for various distributions or mount points. Anyway you should use ...


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You'll need to use the bcdboot command to install the boot loader onto the C partition. You can then make the C partition active using diskpart. bcdboot.exe can be found on your Windows Setup partition. Assign a drive letter to it, or boot to it and go to the command-line repair option. (You can also open a command-line Window from Windows Setup by ...


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Funny how I've been trying this for so long, and just after posting here have found a solution. I've stumbled upon a Windows 7 Recovery USB stick. Boot from the stick. I had to do a cold boot with the stick in an usb port, otherwise the PC wouldn't recognize it. Then I had to tell grub to boot from (hd1). The recovery disk might offer to repair stuff, but ...


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So the problem was exactly that the boot manager was missing. It had been installed on the old Windows partition, so it was no more after the formatting. This rendered the repair tools useless as there was nothing to repair. The solution is to create new boot manager using BCDEdit. Here you can read the tutorial for creating a fresh boot manager. Works like ...


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BOOTMGR is missing press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart Something has messed up the ability to boot off your primary hard drive. You will need to create a System Recovery Disk on another Windows 7 system as this one is currently not bootable. Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create a System Repair Disk, have a blank CD ready to burn. Remove all USB ...


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Using a console running from the install CD do as follows: bootrec /fixboot This will attempt to rebuild your current bootloader. if it fails, use the steps below. c: cd boot bootsect /nt60 c: /force /mbr bootrec /rebuildbcd NOTE: After using the "bootrec /rebuldbcd" command, you will be prompted to accept a Windows installation. Accept the ...


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Every drive (and user profile for that matter) has its own recycling bin, so yes that is what that is Not sure what permissions error you are getting when trying to delete this file, but is should be possible to do under windows. The config.MSI folder is used to temporerally hold files while they are being installed. If the installation fails, the files are ...


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I've had a ton of success with SuperGrub2, Even more then with Window's startup repair. I'd give that guy a try. Despite its name it can fix a Windows MBR without installing Grub.


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For your sake, I hope that the backup was not damaged. It is always a good idea to take two backups, just in case, and to verify them. Clonezilla has a checksum option, other products have real verification against the disk. You say nothing about the partitioning of the disk and whether you had multi-boot or a boot manager other than that of Windows 7 (such ...


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It's worth resizing the partition once the image is deployed and increasing it... It may well be that Windows virtual memory needs more free space than that (did you change the setting in 'System Properties/Advanced system settings/Performance/Advanced' before you downsized?)


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Set drive C: as the active partition and try again.



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