Originally Posted by HelenKeller
I transferred all data from one drive to the other using xxclone, i'm doing so because i'm reinstalling windows on my hdd, and didnt want to lose my data, so to check and see if all my data is backed up properly i am trying to test my secondary drive to see if all my files are working beforei wipe the other drive with the reinstall, whenever i attempt to view the secondary drive i receive the boot mgr missing message what do i do to get it to boot that hdd?
Oh, it's 100% clear now. Thank you.
In this case, I think what may be a possible fix is by using those "bootrec" (Boot Recovery) commands using the recovery console which is accessible when booting from the Windows 7 DVD.
So what I mean is, have only this secondary drive connected that you want to test to see if you can boot from it. Then boot to the Windows 7 DVD.
When you do that, click this (this image can be enlarged):
After you click this, you'll see a little window named "System Recovery Options" appear. As soon as it appears, it searches for Windows installations. When it finishes, you will see a dialog box (I can't remember the name of it). In this dialog box, select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.", and then click Next. The next thing you see is a list options. From these options, click "Command Prompt".
Now type these commands:
- bootrec /rebuildbcd (in case this text is hard to read, it says "Rebuild BCD", but all one word)
If this doesn't work, then you can do this again but instead of "bootrec /rebuildbcd", you can use "bootrec /fixboot".
Note: there must be a space after "bootrec"