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Windows 7: Bootmgr file located in different hard disk

25 Feb 2013   #1
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Bootmgr file located in different hard disk

Hello i am new to this forum and seek for help.

I have 2 physical disk, when fresh install windows 7 both disk are connected to computer. Today i find that the "bootmgr" is placed on second drive, while the system installed on first drive.

I am afraid if i remove second drive, it cant boot the windows. Do any way to solve this? Please give me an advice.

Thanks


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25 Feb 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Unplug the second hard drive and redo a Startup Repair
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25 Feb 2013   #3
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Unplug the second hard drive and redo a Startup Repair
I run disk management, and have the following informations:

1st physical drive (installed windows 7)
- System Reserved, Healthy(System, Active, Primary Partition)
- C:, Healthy(Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

2nd physical drive (bootmgr file located)
- D:, Healthy(Active, Primary Partition)

or actually winodws 7 store boot information from the "hidden drive" "System Reserved"?

thanks for reply.
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25 Feb 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The 2nd hard drive which is ( D:\ ) is there anything inside besides the boot files ? If its just the boot files we could format the D:\ drive then either move over the boot files from System Reserved partition which is hidden . We would have to unhide it first then give it a letter .
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25 Feb 2013   #5
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
The 2nd hard drive which is ( D:\ ) is there anything inside besides the boot files ? If its just the boot files we could format the D:\ drive then either move over the boot files from System Reserved partition which is hidden . We would have to unhide it first then give it a letter .
The D:\ is used to store my back files. Besides bootmgr, it also have a file "BOOTSECT.BAK" and a folder "Boot"


And i "msconfig" -> boot, it shows:

Windows 7 (C:\Windows): Current OS; Default OS

is that mean boot file is inside C:\?
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25 Feb 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Your C drive is your boot drive but its not set to active .
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25 Feb 2013   #7
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Your C drive is your boot drive but its not set to active .
In Disk Management, can I right click in C:\, right click "Mark Partition as Active", then the problem solved?
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25 Feb 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of disk management.

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And D has to be marked inactive. Do you have a windows 7 install disc or have you made a startup repair disc, you may need it.
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25 Feb 2013   #9
Thinksloth

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addram View Post
post a shot of disk management.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

and d has to be marked inactive. Do you have a windows 7 install disc or have you made a startup repair disc, you may need it.
Bootmgr file located in different hard disk-disk.jpg

For convenient reason i just say C: and D:, the "bootmgr" is located at F:\


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25 Feb 2013   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mark F inactive.

How in the... did it get marked active ???

You can`t throw the wrong letters around for convenience.

Mark F inactive, unplug disk 1 and 2 then boot the machine. It should boot to windows, if it doesn`t, run startup repair.

System Repair Disc - Create
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