thanks for your reply
but I think you misunderstand,I can boot into windows ok ! my problem is these extra partitions that stop the backup and restore working.
One of the things I want to do is to transfer this new copy of windows on to my larger SSD. I was going ot get this new copy working...
I re-installed win 7 on a new SSD and after the first time I turned it off it said it was downloading 137 updates!
next morning it started up and kept rebooting in an endless loop.
I got out the cd and went into repair after several botched attempts this worked!
I carried on adding my programs...