Recent content by Algie

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    Boot related image restore error?

    Actually, I believe that I used "change boot" from 8.1. I recall instructing it to copy to c: When that didn't work, and I could no longer boot 8.1, I booted into Win 7 using F8 and asked "change boot" to copy to J:, which would be the 8.1 disk. May have screwed up, but I did my best...
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    Boot related image restore error?

    8.1 not recognized/bootable This relates to my earlier "boot related image restore error?" message. Please forgive the duplication, but I feared that my addendum would be buried at the end of an apparently resolved thread. My glee at eliminating the restore warning broke out a bit too soon...
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    Boot related image restore error?

    UPDATED - one drive won't boot OOOPS, my glee broke out a bit too soon. Indeed, the restore worked fine. But when dual booting, drive 1 with W8.1 wasn't seen. I brought it up directly with F8, confirming that 8.1 was intact. Then, while in W7, I used BCD to "change drive" to C: - per your...
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    Boot related image restore error?

    Done. Boot order had been changed when the new drive was installed. Fixed, with my thanks for your prompt response!
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    Boot related image restore error?

    There are two drives on this system. Drive 1 - Windows 8.1 - and drive 0 - Windows 7. There is a DOS-screen legacy dual boot. When running one drive's O/S the other drive's O/S becomes J:. This has worked smoothly for many years. Recently drive 1 was replaced by a larger drive. This...
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    Unallocated space

    Thanks for the prompt enlightenment, Terry. I was able to increase the 8.1 O/S partition size, and banish the unallocated space, through the use of Terabyte Unlimited's Image for Windows "resize during restore" feature.
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    Unallocated space

    Disk Management shows the following for DISK 0 (a 2Tb internal hard drive)... 57.22GB unallocated C:\ 896.45GB NTFS (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary) D:\ 904.34GB NTFS (Logical Drive) How can the 57.22 be allocated, leaving only the other two partitions, please? When...
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    Redundant dual boot

    Thanks Terry, I am somewhat aware of Fast Boot oddities, though I do not think it was the culprit in this case. After inputting "BCDedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy" - using the Administrative CMD utility instead of the Power Shell, it worked.
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    Redundant dual boot

    Win 7 on drive 0 Win 8.1 on drive 1 (default) The 8.1 install created its own tiled boot menu. Prior to this, the POST screen offered a choice of either system. If you did nothing the chosen default would boot automatically. Now, choosing W7 from the Win 8.1. tile causes a reboot before...