Back at square one...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spiderdan, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. spiderdan

    spiderdan MDL Novice

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    I've had sort of a weird drive setup from day one and I think that's caused the program based loaders not to work so well. Originally, I had to use this method to activate Windows 7 as Daz's loader gave me a "unable to achieve required system access" message and Hazar's said something similar. That worked great until recently. Microsoft must have sent an update down the line which killed my activation. Getting the Windows is not genuine nags now. I tried using Daz's loader (which continues to work on another pc which used the same Windows 7 install disk), but once again recieved the same message. I tried assigning a drive letter (G: as was default) to my system reserved but that didn't seem to help. Is there something more I should try with Daz's loader? If that's a hopeless cause should I try one of the other slic/serials given in the method I originally used and if so which? btw, I kept a backup of my original system reserved and have restored it (after these issues arrived. Thought it might help Daz's loader work, no go.), so it is in a default unpatched state. I am running windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have 5 partitions. GRUB, Windows boot, windows ntfs, seperate ntfs, and a linux partition. Not sure if the 200mb grub partition for my windows/linux dual boot is what's causing this issue. Appreciate all help!
     
  2. MasterDisaster

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    What key are you using right now?
     
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  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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  5. spiderdan398

    spiderdan398 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply sam3971! I'm afraid I'm not sure what you mean about live restore disk. I only backed up the system reserved, not my whole hard drive. When I first installed windows 7 I tried both Daz and Hazar loaders and had the same issue. At the time, I had just gotten a new hd and I popped my old back in after installing 7. So I actually had two hds, each with 100mb boot partitions. Thought that might have been the original problem, but that drive is gone now and I'm having the same issue. Only loader I've ever succeeded with is the manual method I posted above.
     
  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    When you say you have "5 Partitions" are they all on the same drive? If so you should have a max of 4 per drive. As the the loader and live restore I mentioned here is a link to it. It is supposed to repair system files that can sometimes make loaders not work. Here is the link

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/16176-Live-Loader-Recovery-ISO
     
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  7. spiderdan398

    spiderdan398 MDL Novice

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    MasterDisaster thank you for the reply as well. Just grabbed slic toolkit and I'm not totally sure how to use it yet. I did notice it says SLIC table not found, which makes sense since I backed up my original system reserved. However, it does give a certification error by the tokens.dat file sam3971 was referring to.
     
  8. sam3971

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    Can you post screenshots of slic toolkit?
     
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  9. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster MDL Expert

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    Manually install the the loader to the system reserved partition and after reboot check if slic is present.

    A screenshot of your Disk Mangement Console would also be good.
     
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  11. MasterDisaster

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    #14 MasterDisaster, Mar 31, 2010
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    Assign Z to System Reserved
    Code:
    copy grldr Z:
    attrib Z:\grldr +h +s +r
    bootinst.exe /nt60 Z:
    
    Reboot your system and you'll be good to go.
     
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  12. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    #15 sam3971, Mar 31, 2010
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  13. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster MDL Expert

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    One more thing set the System Reserved Partition as Active.
     
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  14. frisbee66

    frisbee66 MDL Addicted

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    Guys prob gone, but i will be able to use his disk management screenshot to show others what not to do.

    Yeah, thats his prob, the system resrved 100MB is not active, however it has no drive letter which is correct
    Then theres the 56GB primary which has no drive letter, but needs one (and a vol label if it doesnt have one)
    Worst of all, the no letter 200MB active primary can only have come from a Win 7 RC install
    And its hidden so he never saw it to got rid of it, prob thought his HDD was clean when installing Win 7 RTM
    This is a typical candidate for killdisk
    Killdisk in writing zeros to everything actualy gets rid of the partition table itself and only installs a single generic copy of the mbr.
    When using gparted from boot iso after killdisk, you cant even make new partitions until you use it to create the partition table - something I found out long ago.
    I would say 25% of daz loader fails are non untouched Win 7 iso's, 65% frankenstein partitioning by the user or the OEM and 15% prior activating garbage leftover.
    If you build your own, use a known good ISO and start from a REAL ACTUAL fresh new or zeroed HDD, the loader will not fail, even with Wat update.
    As a matter of fact, I have tried my best, but I dont seem to be able to make the loader fail on my own PC's
     
  15. MasterDisaster

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    The 56GB partition is his linux partiton.
     
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  16. timesurfer

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    Awesome frisbee66
     
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  17. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Does anyone know why I do not show "System Reserved" in my screen? IDK if it is bad or anything I am just curious.
     
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