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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    CG and Terry, This didn't work. (By 'this' I mean the manual transfer of the BCD and bootmgr to the small, empty A partition when the walkthrough didn't work.) I couldn't boot, and had to restore the OS. Do you have ANY other fixes at this point? I think you should consider an additional...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    I am probably being obtuse, but if there was no bootmgr created on D to begin with, how can I copy it? I just copy and pasted bootmgr from C. Will that suffice, or is there a transformation the file has to go through? Right now I have copied these files, mostly manually. D:\bootmgr...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Mahmoud and Terry, I'm following the tutorial on moving the BCD store to a different volume. Again, this isn't working. Here are the instructions, and I'll tell you what's not working after that: I'm moving the files to a blank partition (as described just above, in the exchange with...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Thanks, both of you! Mahmoud, in the guide, it might also be nice to just provide a capsule explanation of what is going on in each of the commands you give to EasyBCD. The first command ran forever. It was doing a lot of work, and I was really curious what was taking place. Thanks once...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Terry -- THANK YOU! Hmm. Have you taken a look at Mahmoud's (Guru's) tutorial on changing the boot drive? http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Changing+the+Vista+Boot+Drive If I am in the middle of this walkthrough (haven't rebooted), and have done everything except set a partition to...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Puzzled, though. I actually tried changing the active partition using diskpart.exe (from within C to D), and it gave me this error: "The selected partition cannot be marked as an active partition because of its type." Any idea what's going on here? THIS SEEMS IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WITHOUT AN...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Mahmoud, I'm following your guide, and getting a couple of errors -- even when I set the EasyBCD shortcut to 'Run as Administrator.' I assume that launching the EasyBCD Power Console from within EasyBCD does NOT make it Run as Administrator. 1. For instance, this step does not work --...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Justin, Thanks for helping. Can you clarify this part? Are you talking about the Vista repair DVD? Or the Diagnostics panel in EasyBCD for reloading a BCD store? Second, what are you referring to exactly by these phrases: "If it's just a backup" EasBCD already provides "this"? Thanks...
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    Transfering a (now corrupted) BCD store to a different OS partition

    Hello everyone, NOTE: Mahmoud, in the next version of EasyBCD, can you please add a CLEAR option for how to transfer a BCD store? There's no indication how that can be done. And I got into a really bad fix by trying. Here's the situation: My main goal is to extend the C OS partition into...
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    "Transferring" BCD entries when deleting a corrupted OS

    Ahhh. Great. Duly noted and much appreciated. Thanks for the replies and help, everyguys! I feel ... dumber ... and ... happier! Who needs smarts when you've got ... DA FORUMZ!
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    "Transferring" BCD entries when deleting a corrupted OS

    Ok, we'll see if I can find the space. I appreciate you being fans of Server! Just for the sake of clarification, I think down the road, I am still looking for guidance on this contingency: I can't expect to hang on to Server forever. If I simply decide at some point to install OVER...
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    "Transferring" BCD entries when deleting a corrupted OS

    :lol: lol Unfortunately, I only speak the vernacular (MSFTese), not the lingua franca (C / UNIX) -- and even that just at the Berlitz level. Thanks for explaining that boot / system / active confusion I always had! Kairozamorro, I think I just didn't elaborate enough for it to come...
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    "Transferring" BCD entries when deleting a corrupted OS

    Hi Guru, Thanks for the help with this. So, I have two OSes. The HDD's boot partition has Vista x64 installed. The alternate OS is Server 08 x64. That is also the boot priority. Relatively simple setup -- no longer the 4 OSes I was considering last year! I'm just going to assume that the...
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    "Transferring" BCD entries when deleting a corrupted OS

    Hi everyone, I'm writing out of tribute, really, to how well EasyBCD has worked. I have never once, in over a year, had the BCD settings break. This is my favorite piece of software in Windows. Thanks, Guru, and everyone, for making this possible! I'm also writing more out of nervousness...
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    Unanticipated EasyBCD problem on swappable hardware boots

    Ok, I made the changes to restore Vista x64. There's something a little awkward about the GUI -- particularly getting the buttons pushed in just the right order for it to write correctly. :scared: For a while, I ended up with all sorts of screwy stuff, like two Vista x64 entries, then no Vista...