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  1. #11


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    Interesting - go to folder options and show hidden files and protected operating system files - then have a look on you win7 partition

    See if you can find a fella called bootmgr - see if he is 389kb.

    Then give the 199mb partition a letter e.g. S. Have look and see how big our friend bootmgr is on the 199mb partition.

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  2. #12


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    Win7 Home Pre 64 & Win 8 Pro 64


    here is my search:
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  3. #13


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    That's win7 bootmgr.

    If it on the root of the drive as well - i.e. F:\bootmgr , I am curious what it is doing there.

    Did you move partitions around to create the 199mb thing - or did you have that all along with win7.
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  4. #14


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    Same results after SYSTEM was assigned a drive letter. (S
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  5. #15


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    What same results? You are looking to check what bootmgr is on there.

    Did you find win8 bootmgr (389kb ) on S .

    It must be there.
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  6. #16


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    BTW - in the screenie you just posted you do not have protected operating system files showing. Therefore you cannot see if bootmgr is on F.

    By that I mean the root of F - not inside lots of directories - the one you showed is in winsxs - the one you are looking for will be directly on F , i.e. F:\bootmgr.

    There should also be S:\bootmgr.
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  7. #17


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    it is also in my Win8 Partition.
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  8. #18


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    You are looking for bootmgr without any wavy lines.

    you cannot see it until you show hidden and protected operating system files.
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  9. #19


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    I'm sorry if I am frustrating you. I'm quite frustrated with this issue....I did search with hidden files.
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  10. #20


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    It's not helping much - why not just got to folder options ( you will find them in control panel ) click the View Tab make sure hidden files are showing - untick the box about protected os files - ok it all.

    Now have a look on the drive -no need for search.

    You should have win8 bootmgr on there - he should be 389 kb.

    If the 389 kb one is there on S - then it should understand win7 winload.exe digital sig.

    If the correct one is there - that leaves a couple of possibilities. One is that the second Active partition is causing a problem. The other is that winload is actaully damaged - very unlikely.
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