So, I was running low on space on the primary boot drive on my desktop. So, I decided to get a larger drive and clone the existing boot drive to it in order to avoid the hassle of OS reinstall and reinstalling all the programs. I used EaseUS to do the clone, and it went just fine. I went into the disk manager and set the two new partitions as active, then shut the computer down and disconnected the old drive and connected the new drive to the same port as the old one, just to be safe as some MB ask for that.
This is where the problems began. On reboot, the system said that the BootMGR was missing. Not really all that uncommon, usually fixable by running startup repair from a repair disk, which is what I did. The odd thing was that when i ran the repair disk, no OS was listed to be repaired. I thought little of this as I figured it could be just not detected until i ran startup repair, which i did. However, the same error greeted me on restart "BootMGR is missing"
So, I shut the computer down, disconnected the new drive, reconnected the old drive, and restarted the computer, figuring something must have gone wrong with the clone that had not been indicated to me by EaseUS. And again, same error. Startup repair, same error. Running chkdsk now to see if it comes up with anything, but I doubt it will as the system was running fine on this drive earlier. I do not have access at the moment to an install disk for Win7 or I would try the repair install function on it, and I may still, but I would rather not wait until Monday when I will be able to get a disc.
What i have tried
Startup repair several times
using diskpart to deactivate all volumes, then reactivate just the main OS volume and the system reserved volume
There was some odd drive letter assignment going on, so I used diskpart to return that to the way that it was
Kinda at wits end here. An thoughts would most certainly be appreciated.