jwileyr wrote:I've just installed DualBootPro 1.0 on my Win7 64-bit machine and am stuck with this problem. When I fire up the software I get the Missing or Corrupt message in a dialog box 3 times, then 1 about not having a backup, then one more about Missing or Corrupt before I even get a program window. Once in it I can't use it to repair the drives. It reports success then immediately pops the same Missing or Corrupt dialog box.
My system drives consist of 3 drives total with 2 RAIDed into one via motherboard chipset. They appear as drive C: which is bootable. Total RAID size is 1TB.
The 3rd drive is a 750GB Serial ATA drive that is chopped into 3 partitions of which none have a drive letter assigned.
Lastly I have 2 DVDs of which one uses a SATA interface.
The 3rd hard drive with no drive letters consists of some raid data (overhead), and 2 partitions for Fedora 12. I installed it after Windows 7 was up and it put Grub down on the RAID drive and chainloads to Windows when it is selected to run. All of this boot control works fine now. I can get to Fedora and/or Win7. The problem is that I can't use BCDEdit to alter any of my boot configuration. When I try to run it, it complains about the boot config data store not being able to open because the file cannot be found.
Got any ideas how to find my way out of this mess?
This problem has been fixed. After further discussion it was identified that Fedora was installed after Windows 7. Because of this, Grub was the default boot loader and jwileyr wanted Windows 7 to manage it. Unfortunately, Grub (or Fedora) moved partitions around which caused a nightmare for Windows 7 bootloader. He was finally able to deactivate a partition and have Windows 7 manage the boot record.
If anyone else runs in to this problem use the Recovery Console in the Repair Computer option from the Windows Vista/7 DVD. Once inside the console environment type in bootrec.exe -FixMbr
. This will fix the master boot record so you can use DualBootPRO and BcdEdit to manage your boot environment.