unsuccessful: Want to migrate Windows C: from one partion on main drive to second dr

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  1. bob13bob

    bob13bob Registered Member

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    old: 2tb (3 partions)
    D: primary
    E: logical / media
    C: logical / Windows drive

    new: 250gb

    When I restore the C: to new drive, MBR too,
    -It doesn't work (boots to a blank black screen after).
    -I then restored C: and D: to the new drive, still wouldn't boot.
    -I tried used windows dvd to "repair" the boot files > same problem

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  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    Your System Partition is Logical drive. In such situation Windows stores boot files (bootmgr and other critical files) in the first primary partition.

    Please try the following:

    1) Create primary partition of the required size on the target 250GB HDD.

    2) Restore C: to the created partition.

    3) Verify that the partition is primary, not logical.
    // If it is Logical, right-click it and select "Convert to primary". Apply changes.
    Note: option to convert Logical to Primary is not included to all Paragon programs.

    4) Run File Transfer Wizard from Paragon program and browse source D: drive
    Check if there is 'Boot' folder and \ or files:
    bootmgr
    BOOTSECT.BAK
    Transfer all found files to restored System partition (do not overwrite existing files if any)

    5) Then verify that the restored partition is Active: right-click the partition and select "Mark as Active" . Apply changes.

    6) Once completed, disconnect the original (source) drive and boot from Windows Repair CD or Windows Installation CD and perform startup repair.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
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