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Windows 7: Removing a Hard Drive while in dual boot

02 Aug 2010   #1
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 
Removing a Hard Drive while in dual boot

I am in a dual boot system with Win7 on 1st HD and Win Xp on my 2nd HD.

I want to remove the HD with just XP on it from the system and only have the HD with Win 7. When i tried removing the xp HD i could not boot back into win7.

How do i boot back into win 7, will it be a repair install?

I am prepared to lose all the stuff on the drive if worst comes to worst but if there is a way to keep the stuff it would be great

thanks


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02 Aug 2010   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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02 Aug 2010   #3
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 
disk manage.

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here you go


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02 Aug 2010   #4
theog

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here you go
Can you make a readable image.
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02 Aug 2010   #5
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

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here you go
Can you make a readable image.
I'm sorry but can you explain what that is and is this the option for booting into win 7 with all my stuff there?
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02 Aug 2010   #6
theog

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Your image is to small to read.

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02 Aug 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is DISK0 XP? It doesn't appear to hold the System MBR which is on the Sys Reserved partitiion of Win7 on DISK1.

Unplug the XP HD, enter BIOS setup to set Win7 HD as first to boot (after DVD drive), then boot the WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts on its own.

System Repair Disc - Create
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02 Aug 2010   #8
theog

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1) Unplug Disk 0
2) Plug the cable from Disk 0 in Disk 1.
3) Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.
& do a startup repair.
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
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02 Aug 2010   #9
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is DISK0 XP? It doesn't appear to hold the System MBR which is on the Sys Reserved partitiion of Win7 on DISK1.

Unplug the XP HD, enter BIOS setup to set Win7 HD as first to boot (after DVD drive), then boot the WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts on its own.

System Repair Disc - Create
yes disk 0 is XP. I will give this a go and post the results back
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02 Aug 2010   #10
devan5

Windows 7/XP Dual Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1) Unplug Disk 0
2) Plug the cable from Disk 0 in Disk 1.
3) Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.
& do a startup repair.
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

I will give this a try will post results back later
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