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Windows 7: Need Help Fixing Split Hard Disk install Problem

05 Oct 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

I missed his last post as I had my post window open for over an hour due to an interruption. Sorry.

Anyway the actual fix for the state it was in at OP remains as given for others who need it.


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06 Oct 2011   #12
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I missed his last post as I had my post window open for over an hour due to an interruption. Sorry.

Anyway the actual fix for the state it was in at OP remains as given for others who need it.
I personally would say, NO, as we are not in the days of Windows 98.
Not a problem setting up Windows x64 on GPT HD Drive setup, this is today & the future.
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06 Oct 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

The issue was System Reserved inadvertantly installed on another HD, so System boot files needed writing to the Win7 partition itself.

As has been done here hundreds of times before, the fix is to mark Win7 partition Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. Unplug the errant HD if it interferes.

Always best to have Win7 target HD in DISK0 to avoid problems like these.
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06 Oct 2011   #14
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The issue was System Reserved inadvertantly installed on another HD, so System boot files needed writing to the Win7 partition itself.

As has been done here hundreds of times before, the fix is to mark Win7 partition Active then run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots. Unplug the errant HD if it interferes.

Always best to have Win7 target HD in DISK0 to avoid problems like these.
NO, not the issue.
The issue was the OP installed to a GPT HD Drive setup over two HD Drive, & not on one HD drive.
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06 Oct 2011   #15
gregrocker

 

Ray maybe you can enlighten us better as to what indicates this is such a GPT setup with Dynamic disks spanning both HD's.

From the Disk Mgmt screenshot I see only the SysReserved strangely marked Dynamic, the other HD is Basic with Primary partitions.

So the steps to write System boot files to Win7 then wipe DISK0 should, as normal, set both HD's back to Basic with Win7 partition booting off of itself, should it not?
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06 Oct 2011   #16
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Ray maybe you can enlighten us better as to what indicates this is such a GPT setup with Dynamic disks spanning both HD's.

From the Disk Mgmt screenshot I see only the SysReserved strangely marked Dynamic, the other HD is Basic with Primary partitions.

So the steps to write System boot files to Win7 then wipe DISK0 should, as normal, set both HD's back to Basic with Win7 partition booting off of itself, should it not?
All info from post 1.
1) The OP's Gigabyte z68xp-ud3 has a uEFI-BIOS.
2) OP installed (or tried) to two unallocated space Hd Drives.
3) Windows x64 setup will make a GPT HD Drive setup to unallocated space Hd Drives.
4) The System Reserved partition you can see, is a EFI-BIOS System Reserved partition.
5) OP did not format partition 2, format partition 3.
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