09-19-2012 11:58 AM
Hi guys, new to the forum but i need to ask this question as it is really making me scratch my head!!
I hate to drag up an old chestnut, and from trawling the internet for hours to solve this i have resorted to asking here - yeah i have checked here and still no closer to help!
Ok, so i have cloned my laptop's hard drive which is running Windows 7 onto a new hard drive and windows is telling me that it is not genuine, giving me a blue desktop. Using task manager i can run programs, however i can't re arm windows nor can i enter product codes.
I have cloned the SRP first setting it active and copying the MBR. I then copy the Windows 7 Partition again copying the MBR, i originally couldn't get Windows to boot ut now can't get it to realise that it is genuine!!!
Any help would be brilliant, sadly i can't use a CD to restore or fix Windows as the machine has no CD-Drive
09-19-2012 12:23 PM
You did the clone into an existing partition that had a drive letter. Now the windows partition has taken on that incorrect letter. Windows is not working properly because it is looking for things an the C drive and it is now a different letter.
If you can run tasks, see if you can start regedit.
Go into: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices
On the right hand side delete all the entries.
When you reboot windows will regenerate all the drive letters and Windows will end up as C again.
If your unable to run regedit, we have to figure out a way to boot the system without a CD.
Do you still have the old drive intact in case you have to start over?
09-19-2012 12:52 PM
Thank you for your reply, i partitioned the new drive but did not assign drive letters to any of the partitions and yeah the old one is still working (how i can use this board!) however sadly i can't run regedit as the profile i'm on on the Windows not genuine hdd is only a temp profile!
So are you saying i should not partition the new hdd, or i can partition it just don't assign drive paths to it?
09-19-2012 01:04 PM
I think you must have assigned a drive letter to the destination partition at one time.
Do you have both drives attached at the same time or are you removing the new drive and replacing it with the old drive to post here?
10-13-2012 08:20 AM
Hi, i am newbie to this forum and i have a question: my computer's DVD disk was broken and now my computer has some mistakes of window. So i need to do GHOST to resolve the problem, but i do not know how to do GHOST without DVD disk and USB. If anyone know please hepl me. Thanks
10-13-2012 01:11 PM
You can download the Ghost 15 recovery disk and burn a new one.