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20 Nov 2011   #11
Joneszee

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Another question about the "active" label/code on the disks... What is the difference between active and inactive?
Thanks...


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20 Nov 2011   #12
Joneszee

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Sorry... I just read your comment about Active... It appears that this setting tells the system where to look for the "Recovery" tool... Is that correct?... If so, with multiple drives set to active, which one is the default... I've been using the "original OS DVD" to fire up the recovery tool so far...
Do I need to 'redo' the process with only the "recovery" partition set to active?
Thanks
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20 Nov 2011   #13
Joneszee

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If I understand you correctly...
Remove the active flags from the SSD and Recovery and try the Repair 3 time... Am I hearing this correct?
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20 Nov 2011   #14
seavixen32

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joneszee View Post
Another question about the "active" label/code on the disks... What is the difference between active and inactive?
Thanks...
If an active partition does not contain the boot files you may render your computer unbootable.

There can only be one active partition on a hard drive, which can either be the System Reserved partition (normally when dual-booting) or the C drive that contains the operating system.

Marking a partition as active makes the others inactive.
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20 Nov 2011   #15
Joneszee

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thanks seavixen32
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20 Nov 2011   #16
Joneszee

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I have another question about disk access... It has changed in from allowing access to dening access since this problem arose. I've attached a screen view of the properties from two points of view. 1) from disk managment and 2) from windows explorier.. What do I do to set the drive to "access"
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20 Nov 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Confirm you have unplugged the HD, marked SSD Win7 Active, from Disk tab of PW CD run Rebuild MBR, Apply. If it doesn't start boot into Win7 DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots checking to see if Win7 starts each time.

If this fails, swap SSD cable to HD so it is in Disk0 slot, plug Disk1 cable into SSD, mark Win7 on SSD Inactive using PW CD, Apply.

Boot into Win7 on HD, install EasyBCD to add Win7 on SSD by Type and Drive Letter, Save, Reboot to Multi Boot menu.

If this fails it is likely because Recovery partition is interfering with System Boot files which manage the Multi-Boot. Try moving the Active flag to Win7 partition then run Rebuild MBR, if Win7 starts without Boot Menu add the other OS's by name and drive letter using EasyBCD installed to Win7 on HD. If Win7 doesn't start run three Startup Repairs until it does, add missing OS's using EasyBCD. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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20 Nov 2011   #18
Joneszee

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Good morning again...
ok... I've removed the 320g HD leaving only the SSD in the laptop..

I started the system using the MiniTool bootable CD and did a "rebuild MBR" and applied. I then re-booted the system with only the SSD in the laptop and it still stops the load process at the same spot.

After replacing the 320g HD (in the same location) I booted to that OS and have downloaded EasyBCD 2.1.1 and added the SSD to the Boot Loader... I then rebooted and chose the Win7 SSD from the list... It still stops after "Starting Windows" screen but before the " Welcome" screen.

My next step will be to remove the 320g HD and re-run the "Repair" from the DVD 3 times... It does take about 35 minutes each time so be back after 2 hrs..
Thanks
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20 Nov 2011   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joneszee View Post
thanks seavixen32
You're very welcome Joneszee, glad to be able to clear up any uncertainty.
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20 Nov 2011   #20
Joneszee

Win 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok... gregrocker,
Back again..
Here's what's I done so far...
I removed the 320g HD leaving only the SSD in the laptop.. Using the PW bootable CD, I did a 'rebuild MBR',,,, it didn't complete the boot so I ran the Repair 3 separate times with 'restart' each time... I've posted a photo of the page from the last one.. It shows that I have run it 11 times. It always stops between the "starting windows' screen and the 'Welcome" screen. I had to shut down each time using the power button.

I then swapped the positions of the SSD and the WD HD. I maked the SSD "Inactive" using the PW CD and applied the change.

I had earlier added the Win7 on SSD using EasyBCD so I booted where the BIOS listed the 320g HD as first to boot.
I chose Win7 on the 320g HD (first choice) and it boots just fine.
I chose Win8 on the 320g HD (second choice) and it boots just fine.
I chose Win7 on the SSD and it stops booting following the "Starting Windows" screen but before the "Welcome" screen leaving the screen black with mouse cusior that moves fine but nothing that's it...

Questions:
1) When I moved the SSD to disk1 and the 320gWD HD, why didn't the disk management view change?
2) You stated that the recovery partition may be interfering with the boot process... So how is it interfering with the boot process when I remove the 320g HD leaving only the SSD in the computer which doesn't have a boot order loader or a recovery partition?
3) Is there a list somewhere of the processes/DLL's that windows is loading during boot up? and is there a boot loader log that shows where it was when the system stalls?

I'm willing to monkey with this SSD by coping files from the 320 to the SSD if I knew where in the process that it failed. I don't have anything to loose at this point..

Thanks again for your time..

Joneszee


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