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Windows 7: Newly build PC hard drive problem


08 Jun 2012   #1

 
 
Newly build PC hard drive problem

Hello Guys&Girls
I've recently built a new system with 2x2TB drives, one with my OS on and one with my Music etc on..

When i power on the machine, it starts to boot up, then throws an error message, instantly, then instantly reboots so i am unable to view it, and then it boots straight into windows, it's as if its trying to boot from the wrong hard drive.

I then installed Partition manager, to look at my drives, and this is what i got.

I thought maybe this is the problem, as disk 1 is not my C:



Any help please?
Thankyou

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08 Jun 2012   #2

 
 

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08 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

According to your screen shoot, Disk 1 has the system reserved partition, but your OS is installed to disk 2. Normally they would both be on the same drive.
What does disk management show?
What drive is set to boot from in the BIOS?
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08 Jun 2012   #4

 
 

The hard drives are called the same thing :/ as they are 2 of the same drive and capacity
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08 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Unplug all drives except your boot drive (the one that Windows is installed on) and run startup Repair 3 times as demonstrated in this tutorial: Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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08 Jun 2012   #6

 
 

Am i miss-understanding this start up repair thing wrong? But there is only one Operating System?
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08 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes only one operating system resides but was installed on disk 2 instead of disk 1 but the 100MB reservered partition which is installed with Windows 7 will always be on the first partition of the first drive and contains data for bitlocker and startup repair should you need it.

Please follow windude99s instructions.
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08 Jun 2012   #8

 
 

Would doing the startup repair, change my c: to disk 1 instead of 2?
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08 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Windude99's instructions are what you need to do, there will only be Disk 1 until you plug in the other drive after startup repair fixes your problem.

In the future, when installing Windows 7, only have one drive run running on your machine!

Connect your other drives after the install.
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08 Jun 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

The 100MB System Reserve is what Windows boots from.It then hands it off to your Windows OS partition, drive "C". They need to both reside on the same disk, Disk 0 (or 1 if you want). At the present time the system reserved is on one disk and your C drive is on the other. What Windude99 is trying to do is force Windows to write the system reserved partition to the correct disk. You can then delete the wrong system reserved partition, and you should have no problems booting then. As Windude asked, disconnect the drive with the current system reserved partition and run startup repair 3 times with attempted boots in between each time. Or if you would rather, connect the correct disk only, and do a clean install.
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