Now I made another fresh install of Windows 7 from DVD (my USB-installers stopped working, why? Both Win7 or Win8 installers on USB made with Yumi now don't work. They nag from missing DVD drivers. Loading those installer .iso from USB stick returns to Yumi menu if I don't press enter 'to load from DVD' - syslin doesn't boot them, and if I do press enter, comes the nag about missing drivers after awhile. Something to do with Grub4dos? Fix?).
So I installed Win7 on the second logical partition L2, 'System' being the small P1, and BOOTMGR/BCD there. Hibernation worked.
Now I moved the BOOTMGR/BCD from P1 to L2, and booted L2 with Grub4dos. (I specialized BCD from DVD prompt before booting, using E: that I'm sure was right because I had made a label for that drive).Win7 booted fine, but hibernation now didn't even shut down the computer, but just logged the user off to login screen.
Checked if 'BCDEdit' and 'BCDEdit /store C:\Boot\BCD' would display similar output. No. Plain 'BCDEdit' resulted: Can't find BCD.
The other command worked as expected.
Whatta heck? Explain what was wrong there..?
I tried to define partitions explicitly with BCDEdit as HarddiskVolume5 (3 primary partitions, and this System/Boot partition was the second logical).
Results were similar as before doing that last manouver.
Conclusion: My attempt to put Win7 to logical partition as combined System/Boot with this last method was even further from success than the cloning with fsarchiver.
WAIT... My guess is now the 'Hidden sectors' might have gone wrong again with a fresh install. It was corrected in that specific L2 partition because I had restored a clone to it, but did the fresh install to logical change it?
2 minutes, I'll check that hexdumping with dd.... I'll be back...
Yep, it was made 'incorrect' again by the instal. Gotta fix it and lets see..
FIXED, but nothing changed (bcdedit outputs differ like above, and attempt to hibernate just logs off the user)
Edited by sir_bootalot, 04 March 2013 - 10:15 PM.