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Windows fails to boot after Gparted clone, MBR problem?


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averysadman

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Excuse my formatting and punctuation. I am posting from within Gparted and my keymap is a bit wrong.

I attempted to copy my windows install using Gparted as no other program, Acronis Easy Migrate, Clonezilla, XXClone, Norton Ghost etc would perform the operation properly. Ive followed instructions exactly but I continue to have a million problems.

I formatted the target drive as unnalocated space using Gparted.
I copied the C partition from the Windows install.
I flagged the drive to boot.
I restarted the machine.
I removed the old Windows disk.
The new drive would not boot.
I then used the Windows 7 installation disk repair function in an effort to rebuild or copy the MBR.
My Windows install was not listed, so I proceeded to tools.
System auto-repair did not fix the issue.
Upon reboot I went back into tools and used the CMD.
Chkdsk would not run, so I used:
-CHKDSK C:\ /f/r/x
That successfully scanned the Windows install on the new drive, finding no errors.
I then used:
-BOOTREC /FIXMBR
Which completed succesfully
-BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
Which said it couldnt find the file
-BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
Which said it couldnt find the file
-BOOTREC /SCANOS
Which found the Windows install exactly where it should be.
-BCDBOOT C:\Windows
Which also found the installation in the correct place. I then used:
-DISKPART
-LIST DISK
Which showed all my drives where they should be.
-SELECT DISK 1
-LIST PARTITION
Again the partition was in the correct place.
-SELECT PARTITION 1
-ACTIVE
-EXIT
Upon reboot the drive still would not boot windows and was not listed in the Windows repair menu, I repeated the above CMD commands, and confirmed Gparted had the drive flagged as boot, and now I dont know what else to do.
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I neglected to mention that the boot order in the BIOS is also correct.


On my next attempt:

-BCDBOOT C:\WINDOWS
Failure when attempting to copy boot files.
-BOOTREC /FIXMBR
The operation completed successfully.
-BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
Element not found
-BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
Successfully scanned windows installations.
Total identified windows installations:1
[1] E:\Windows
Add installation to boost list? Yes/No/All
-Y
Element not found.
-BOOTREC /SCANOS
Total identified windows installations:1
[1] E:\windows
The operation completed succesfully.
-BCDBOOT E:\WINDOWS
Failure when attempting to copy boot files.

Edited by averysadman, 25 February 2013 - 04:29 PM.

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