10-30-2012 12:32 PM
Ive used Ghost to copy from my new laptops HDD running win764 (C:) to a new installed SSD (F:) . I followed the instructions and selected 'set drive active' and 'copy mbr'.
But, when I select the drive in the BIOS to boot the SSD, I get BOOTMGR is missing. Does the drive letter need to be changed in Disk Managment?
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10-30-2012 12:34 PM
Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management with both drives attached?
10-30-2012 01:33 PM
You didn't copy the System Reserved Partition. It contains the booting files including bootmgr.
Rather than doing the whole project again, I suggest creating booting files in the new Win7 partition.
Your section ceases just before "Technical Notes".
Make sure the new drive is the only drive connected for this proceedure and the first boot.
10-30-2012 02:20 PM
this assumes I have DVD to re-instllal which I dont as its an OEM win7 install... when i first started this I think a 100mb was created... so how do I copy a system partition for the new ssd? without having to have a CD/DVD?
10-30-2012 06:43 PM
My personal solution for new drives is to actually load Windows 7 on the new drive. This formats the drive correctly and you do not even have configure the new install. I use a USB thumb drive that I made bootable (much faster than loading from disc). Install the new ssd, load windows 7 (any version), and then do a ghost recovery as normal. Once the Ghost image is restored, Windows will say that bootmgr is missing and you pop your Windows disc back in and do a repair my computer (might have to do this two times while it recreates your bootmgr partition. Has worked for me every time.
10-30-2012 06:52 PM
Once the Ghost image is restored, Windows will say that bootmgr is missing
That error means you have made a mistake. Not Ghost or Win7. You should never see that error message.