Solved HDD fail & boot sector

Custom / Rampage formula
August 6, 2011 at 16:36:43
Specs: 12volt TacoT Windows 7 Diamond Edition, 4.163 GHz / 8191 MB
following on from one of my previous posts about repairing bad sectors in my hard drives, i came to the following.
i have 3 drives, but only 2 are active, and both are partioned so i have c:, d:, e: & f: one drive contains win7, the other vista.
the drive that isnt active is the one giving me all my bsod errors, so i unplugged it, but now it doesnt boot into my win7 os, and will only boot vista.
it looks like the mbr for my win7 installation is somehow on the drive that isnt being used. how do i find this out, and how can i copy the boot record from my failing drive to the one with my os on it?

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#1
August 7, 2011 at 06:41:00
Windows 7 uses a partition to boot from. You will need to use Partition Magic or other tool to resize and move your current partition to allow room on one of the existing drives (100 MB). Then you will need to boot the Windows 7 disc and repair the boot partition.

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#2
August 7, 2011 at 08:41:02
how exactly do i do that?
i have a utility called hdclone which i was trying to clone the partition to a usb flash drive but that didnt work

Windows 7 x64
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 4.1GHz
ATI Radeon HD4870

8GB OCZ Platinum 1066
2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F1


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#3
August 7, 2011 at 09:16:18
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The first 100 megabytes of the drive needs to be freed for the Windows 7 boot manager. Follow the partition software directions for doing that. Then, boot the Windows 7 disc and select repair boot records.
Partition tools. Pick one. install it. Use it.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=partit...
You can search youtube for video directions.
http://www.youtube.com/results?sear...

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