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Windows 7: C drive is marked as inactive?

26 Jan 2011   #1

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C drive is marked as inactive?

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sorry, i was wrong. please ignore the title and everything below, skip to #5

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hi, I so just reinstalled my os a few days ago, and today, i finally finish installing all the basic programs, so i opened up windows back up and select my data drive to backup on (D: ) but under it, theres that yellow triangle notification saying that the selected partition is on a active drive.
for my understanding, active drive is only suppose to be my C: drive, so i opened up diskmanagement to check, and C: drive is actually inactive, but it is my system drive.
I tried marking D as inactive with diskpart, but it doesnt change anything, it still says it is active, and if i mark C as active in diskmanagement, the OS wont load. So i put my Windows 7 disk back in and change it back to what it was. so, what is the problem here? why isnt my system drive active? and why is my data drive active?

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26 Jan 2011   #2

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26 Jan 2011   #3
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My guess would be that the installer moved the Bootmgr to your data drive. That happens especially if there are several harddrives and the C is not on port0. Happened to me too.

You can fix the "active" part with the bootable CD of this program: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. But then you have to fix the Bootmanager on C also: Bootmgr is missing - Fix
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26 Jan 2011   #4
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Use Snipping Tool in Start menu, make rectangular snip of full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings while window is maximized. Attach file using paper clip in reply box.
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26 Jan 2011   #5

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Sorry, i was COMPLETELY wrong. because i was not using an english OS, so i directly translated the error myself, and now since i had to take a screen shot, so i changed it back to english , and the problem end up not being inactive c drive. sorry, heres the problem:

same as above, in backup and restore, after i select D: as location to save, this pops up: error 1

error 2 is what pops up after more information


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26 Jan 2011   #6

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Take a look at this tutorial:
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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26 Jan 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look at this tutorial:
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
thank you, i was just reading that,
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