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MBR is on the wrong drive
May 16th, 2014 at 9:58pm
 
Hello,

HELP


I just built my first PC, and I've already messed it up.

I was installing Win7, I had two ssd drives installed, a 256GB for the OS and a 120GB photoshop scratch disk.

When I installed Win7 the 120 was the first on the on list, highlighted the larger of the two.
So now I have the MBR on disk zero (120GB disk) and the OS on disk one (256GB disk)

I really don't want reinstall all of this as I've spent over a week putting it all together, is there a way to fix it?

Its been a very long time since I last logged on here.

 
 
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Reply #1 - May 16th, 2014 at 10:09pm
 
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Can you post a Screenshot of Disk Management so we can see the partitions? I think it is fixable.
 
 
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Reply #2 - May 16th, 2014 at 10:26pm
 
OK I think I have screen shot figured out
 

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Reply #3 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:09pm
 
Brain,

There is a file on that drive, just over a GB the rest is just unallocated space.
In the small window you can see 4 files, only the one on the top contains anything
 
 
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Reply #4 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:20pm
 
Bill,

I'm sure we can fix it. A few more questions...

Boot from your BIBM CD. In Partition work, Which drive is...

Drive 0
Drive 1
Drive 2
Drive 3 

Windows Disk Management can swap around the BIOS drives.
 
 
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Reply #5 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:27pm
 
Just let you know, I had replaced the 120GB disk  with a different disk as I couldn't format it.
When I tried reboot, I couldn't, when I put the old disk back in, then I could boot again.
 
 
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Reply #6 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:28pm
 
That's OK. The BIOS boot order in BIBM will be a big help.
 
 
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Reply #7 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:33pm
 
Brian wrote on May 16th, 2014 at 11:20pm:
Bill,

I'm sure we can fix it. A few more questions...

Boot from your BIBM CD. In Partition work, Which drive is...

Drive 0
Drive 1
Drive 2
Drive 3 

Windows Disk Management can swap around the BIOS drives.


Hi Brain,

I didn't see your reply.

To be honest, I'm not sure where that BiBM CD is, its been a long time.
How do I make another?
 
 
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Reply #8 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:37pm
 
Here is your download site....

https://terabyteunlimited.com/product-download.php

Login and download BIBM ver 1.26

unzip
double click makedisk.exe, next
dot in BootIt Bare Metal, next
dot in I accept the agreement, next
select Image for DOS (GUI) and also
select Scripting Support, next
dot in Mouse Support Enabled, next
dot in VESA Video, next
dot in Video Mode 1024*768 - 64K Colors, next
dot in Normal, next
don't choose any Device Options, next
tick in Enable USB 1.1 (UHCI), next
tick in Align partitions on 2048 Sectors, next
ignore Additional bootitbm.ini Options, next
enter Name and Product Key, Next
select your CD burner drive letter (you can use a CD-RW or a CD-R disc)
Finish
 
 
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Reply #9 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:50pm
 
Yes, I remember seeing that.
This project will have to wait until morning as its just about midnight.
I know your in Australia, what time do you check this site?
I'll try to have answers for you.
If there are any other instructions for me to work on before your back on line, let me know.
Thanks Brain.
 
 
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Reply #10 - May 16th, 2014 at 11:55pm
 
Bill,

It's 1454 here, Local Time. Just post the info when you have it.

Once I know your BIOS boot drives we can sort out copying the booting files from the 120 GB SSD to the 256 GB SSD. When you installed Win7 I think the 120 GB SSD was HD0. The booting files get installed to the active partition on HD0.



 
 
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Reply #11 - May 17th, 2014 at 1:09am
 
Bill, one thing I'd like you to do after you get BIBM working. On the BIBM desktop, click Disk Imaging. (for safety, let's backup the 256 GB SSD). If you already have an image backup, don't bother with this.

Backup
Full Backup
BIOS
Hard Drive 1 (or whatever number is your 256 GB SSD, make sure it is the correct drive by the partition in the next screen)
select Entire Drive
Single File Set
File (Direct)
BIOS
select the HD to write the image
select partition to write the image
select folder and accept the default name. (you might have to do some double clicking to select a folder for the image). If you don't have a folder just create the image from the partition screen.

In Options, put ticks in
Omit Page File Data (should be already ticked)
Omit Hibernation Data (should be already ticked)
Log Results to File (should be already ticked)

Compression       Enhanced Speed - A   (second last compression option in the drop down list)
File Size Max

Next, Start

It might take a while. Do you have a second computer where you can let us know what is happening?

 
 
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Reply #12 - May 17th, 2014 at 6:35pm
 
Its been a busy day setting up my file storage plan for my new PC. This was necessary to free up a HD for Ghost 15 Backup Which is giving me problems.
Is it OK to ask Questions about Ghost 15 here?
I have the BMIBT disk made, I'm working on backing up my OS before proceeding.
I need to step out I'll check back for any reply's in less than a hour
 
 
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Reply #13 - May 17th, 2014 at 6:47pm
 
Sure, any Ghost questions you like.

The plan is to work out which is BIOS HD0.

Copy the booting files from X: to C:

Move the 256 GB SSD to the BIOS HD0 position and temporarily disconnect the 120 GB SSD.

Use BIBM for a BCD Edit and then boot Win7.

Reconnect the 120 GB SSD. Delete and recreate a partition on that drive.
 
 
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Reply #14 - May 17th, 2014 at 7:11pm
 
I'm having trouble setting up Ghost 15
Here's a screen shot with the error message, I can't by the error. Drive L is the backup designation.
 

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