can recovery windows 7 cd install on new hard drive

May 30, 2012 at 18:22:06
Specs: Windows 7, ATOM N455 1.66Mhz/2MB
I replaced the 16GB SSD on my Viewsonic Tablet to 64GB, I cannot use the included Windows 7 Recovery CD. The Recovery Error is the the BCD on SYSTEM partition is missing. Does anyone have a solution?

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May 30, 2012 at 18:52:15
Each vendor makes different recover media. It may be that the disk needed some info off the old drive.

I don't know why booting to the dvd would cause a bcd issue.

Hang up and live.

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May 31, 2012 at 07:34:06
"BCD on SYSTEM partition is missing"

It's on the old HDD.

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June 1, 2012 at 09:05:43
But to say that bcd is missing is saying that some OS is being loaded.

I'd doubt a recovery CD could could to return the system to OEM state. If it is a cd then I'd assume it needs some data off the old drive to recover with. Normally a DVD or two are used that would have the full data needed.

Might be able to use a clone software to clone the old systems data to the new drive. It gets pretty tricky to do this with some companies media.

Hang up and live.

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