Windows 7 forum: Windows 7 won't boot on new hard drive

by: dumbo_dabulls23 January 8, 2013 7:54 AM PST

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Windows 7 won't boot on new hard drive

by dumbo_dabulls23 - 1/8/13 7:54 AM

My Old HDD crashed, it had windows 7 on a D: logical drive with an extended partition (Not sure why/how I ended up with a D: logical drive and an extended partition, it probably happened when I upgraded my windows xp to windows 7 32 bit OR when I upgraded my windows7 from 32 bit to 64 bit, anyways.....).
My old HDD also had two other primary partitions which probably had some system files etc,. I do not have a backup of these two primary partitions, however,
I do have a paragon backup of my logical drive D: extended partition alongwith a backup of first track (not sure what that means). My old drive is bad.
I got me a new HDD, created a new NTFS primary partition with a drive letter C:. I then restoed the paragon backup of my windows D: drive on to this new primary C: partition.
Now, I am not able to boot windows 7.
Seems like I need to make this new partition bootable and/or make it a system partition. Not sure how to do this.
Would very much appreciate any help... I dont want to install windows 7 from scratch and then load all the software programs.

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