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Me again!  ;D

Can you believe it's 2 years since this occurred?

I'm planning to recover an Acronis Image - need fresh start again! Do I need to unplug my second drive (now empty and waiting for Ubuntu) before recovery? There's no Boot Record on 2nd drive, except that strange 100mb partition left from old Win7 install.

Help needed:  :feedback:  :D

One good reason to remove any drive that is unrelated to the restore is to avoid the horror story you hear too often where people restore to the wrong drive, wiping out there existing data.

I'm no expert here, but you've definitely got to be careful with that 100mb partition. (It's a boot partition.)

Stoic Joker:
I'm no expert here, but you've definitely got to be careful with that 100mb partition. (It's a boot partition.)
-tomos (April 18, 2014, 08:13 AM)
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If the 100MB Boot partition is on the 2nd drive, it's probably already in the wrong place. The OS may not boot with the 2nd drive disconnected, but if the configuration will tolerate it *Shrug* what

This will probably look like hell because it is getting pasted out of a .doc file (but I'm a bit pressed for time):

MS Boot Configuration Data Editor
For When Boot Fails Because the OS is Missing!
The following procedure is used to completely rebuild the Windows Vista, 7, 2008 boot configuration when it has either been badly damaged, or when restoring the OS to different hardware with a different disk/partition configuration.
1.   Boot from appropriate OS media.
2.   Select the current Windows installation if available.
3.   Choose Command Prompt and run the below commands (some may be optional):
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
attrib -s -h -r C:\boot\BDC
del C:\boot\BCD
bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
bcdboot.exe C:\Windows /S C: /L en-us

Diskpart can also be used to mark a partition as active from the Windows RE.
SELECT DISK (followed by the number of the disk – most likely 0)
SELECT PARTITION (followed by the partition number – most likely 0)
                         Windows startup recovery should now work.

When I installed he new Sata drive (2Years ago) and reinstalled Win 7 on it, the old IDE drive was unplugged! The 100b partition was left over when I wiped the system from it. I have no 100mb partition on new install?

Perhaps this will help:


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