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How to fix the boot error when restoring a non-syspreped Windows 7 image.

Created: 23 Jun 2009 • 1 comment
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When working with our core image for Windows 7 I found that restoring an image that has not been syspreped results in a boot error. You can go through the windows repair and let it try to "fix" the issue. Or you can simply use bcdedit to "reset" to boot information. I never had this problem with Windows Vista Images, so it seems to be the new boot manager with Windows 7 that cause this issue. It's probably a good thing to keep unauthorized (and un-sysprepped) images off of your network.

1   ) Restore the Windows 7 image onto the computer
2   ) Boot with the latest version of your Altiris bootdisk.
3   ) Run these commands:
3a ) bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
3b ) bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
3c ) bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:

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Brandon's picture

What is the exact boot error? I had a boot problem and wonder if we are talking about the same error.

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