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Reply #30 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:30pm
 
Bill, excellent. Your Win7 is now "self contained". Stand by.
 
 
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Reply #31 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:32pm
 
In Win 7 Disk Management, select the partition that used to be X: drive. Delete it. Create a NTFS partition and  change the drive letter to X: if you like.
 
 
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Reply #32 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:38pm
 
I do have one question about SSD drives. What about formatting? Wouldn't that be better than deleting, or is this a difference between a SSD and a mechanical hard drive   
 
 
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Reply #33 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:42pm
 
Brian There are problems, I just tried to reboot and it failed
 
 
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Reply #34 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:46pm
 
What error do you see?
 
 
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Reply #35 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:48pm
 
The windows boot configuration Data file is missing required information
 
 
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Reply #36 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:51pm
 
Weird. It worked once. Try...

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=492

You non serial BIBM CD will work.

Is the 256 GB SSD still Drive 0 in BIBM?
 
 
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Reply #37 - May 19th, 2014 at 10:19pm
 
Yes, its in the same place as the other night.
I still have the image I made with Ghost 15, will that be needed?

I'm going to start fresh on this tomorrow after work.
 
 
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Reply #38 - May 19th, 2014 at 10:22pm
 
Bill, did you try the BIBM BCD Edit?
 
 
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Reply #39 - May 19th, 2014 at 10:29pm
 
I started to read the link you gave me, but its getting late here.
I'll give another go after work tomorrow, and earlier start on it than I did today.

Thanks for the help.
 
 
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Reply #40 - May 19th, 2014 at 10:35pm
 
I think it is fixable and you won't have to use your images.

Mr Moose wrote on May 19th, 2014 at 9:38pm:
I do have one question about SSD drives. What about formatting? Wouldn't that be better than deleting, or is this a difference between a SSD and a mechanical hard drive

No difference, really. Except you want 2048 sector aligned partitions on a SSD. I always delete and recreate but format if you like.
 
 
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Reply #41 - May 20th, 2014 at 1:42am
 
Bill,

Your issue is weird. Win7 booted once and then no longer.

Try the BIBM BCD Edit first and if you are not successful...

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=411

I know it's for a different error but just do steps 1 to 12. Don't do anything in Technical Notes.
 
 
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Reply #42 - May 20th, 2014 at 9:20am
 
Brian,

I work for the University of Wisconsin. This allows me to purchase software at a discount.
The Win7 pro disk that I purchased is whats called a "Upgrade to Win7"
This is not the ideal means to install Win7 as you have to install it twice. The first time you do a custom install, then you go back and do the upgrade install.
It works, but its not ideal, it has something to do with the agreement the school has with Microsoft.
I don't think the disk would have repair included.

I will try "Reply 36" when I get home.

After thinking this over, I guess it wouldn't hurt to try the "Upgrade disk" maybe there is a repair partition on it?    
 
 
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Reply #43 - May 20th, 2014 at 4:09pm
 
Bill,

You can make a Win7 Repair CD on any Win7 computer and it will work on your computer. If your Win7 is 32-bit you must make the CD on a 32-bit system and the "same" goes for 64-bit Win7. (also, the versions must match eg Pro for Pro) You can use a CD rather than a DVD as only a few hundred MB is burned.


Click on Start -> All Programs -> Maintenance.
Click on the Create a System Repair Disc shortcut.
Choose your optical disc drive from the Drive: drop-down box.
Insert a blank disc in your optical drive.
Click the Create disc button.

Or, you could borrow a friend's full Win7 disk. It works for a repair.
Or, your disk will probably work.
 
 
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Reply #44 - May 20th, 2014 at 5:11pm
 
I have my old computer is Win7 64 ultimate, but my new PC win7 64 pro
I guess counts out making a repair disk here. Is there any other way?
But if I could at least get my pc to boot, then I could make one.
I still have the image
I just noticed that you mentioned my disk might work, I guess the question is, why wouldn't it?
 
 
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