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Windows 7: System/Windows files scattered around 2 drives on windows 7.

25 May 2013   #1
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 
System/Windows files scattered around 2 drives on windows 7.

So, I have 2 HDDs. One of them is an old one that i wanted to remove from the start after grabbing the files onto the new one but then it got forgotten etc..

One another day my PC started having HDD problems so i tested both of the drives and the old one didn't work at all pretty much. I thought what the hell, gonna disconnect it from the pc.
After removing the drive i turned on my PC and it said that some kind of system files or such are missing. I went like Woooo wait a minute, i only ever installed my OS on the one main drive!
Then i connected the drive up again and the PC turned on once again. I went to see the computer management > disk management tab and there i saw it, my windows had system reserved space on the "Disk 1", the old drive but it all boots off the "Disk 0", the new drive.
So i ask if there is any ways i can get the system files off the old drive to the new drive without a need to reinstall windows completly.

Also i wonder why my windows has done such a thing.



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25 May 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Sometimes that happens during installation when 2 HDD's are connected. Use this to get everthing on the single HDD:

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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25 May 2013   #3
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Great thanks! I'll try it out right now. Hopefully this will fix my problems with my PC, otherwise im going to need a new system :l
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25 May 2013   #4
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for double post but I'm in kind of a hurry.
I did it with the software , restarted, disconnected the old HDD,changed the boot drive in the BIOS Just in case.
it came up with this:
http://i.imgur.com/l5ZvEX4.jpg

Reconnecting the drive and my PC is back up once again
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25 May 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Reconnect the old HDD, check BIOS, Then reboot and do this:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Annotate the image to show which HDD is the faulty one.
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25 May 2013   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

PXE is a boot from network.
In BIOS make sure you have Boot from Network disabled and your Hard Drive is the first boot device.
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25 May 2013   #7
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 



Also, you don't need to teach me everything from scratch, i know how to do the basic things, if things get complicated i get confused :P

Noow. Can i just delete the 100mb partition?
I was googling the issue further and got to this:
Transfer Win 7 System Files to another HD - Computers - Windows 7
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25 May 2013   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I would not delete anything yet!
Always have everything backed up just in case...

I would disconnect the old hard drive and do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair
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25 May 2013   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

From your attachment it appears you didn't run EASYBCD ....... if you had, the SYSTEM would be on C! and it would be active. Can you try it again?
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25 May 2013   #10
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Can't i just somehow move the system files to the new HDD? ._.

Cause i don't have a clue the installation disc's location in my house..
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