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Windows 7: Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

03 Jul 2013   #11
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

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ello Miss, My OS is on the SDD FYI, sorry if i didnt make it clear. I accidentally booted the SDD on its own, and it went to windows like a breeze. Hope this information helps. I will try the diskpart again.
Call me Steph , Wondering - did you change the drive letters ? if so move anything you want to keep off the other HDDs and then full format them.


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03 Jul 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Another thing is you should have the SSD on the SATA port to make it Disk 0, not the HDD.
In BIOS you also should have a HDD priority setting apart from Boot Priority, make the SSD #1 in that. You also have two active partitons, there should be only one, the OS partition.
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03 Jul 2013   #13
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

After consideration i decided that one of the harddrives are holdig the system down. So through the process of elimination i found the older IDE drive to be the cause of these slow boot ups. I thank everyone for their time! +1s to everyone. I did everyone's advice and managed to get the SSD to boot as the OS. Im not sure who to thank, so everyone got rep from me =]
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03 Jul 2013   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Great job, renren. So, you are booting OK now? If so, you did very good. Congratulations on solving your problem.
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03 Jul 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, good news! let us know if you need anything else.
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03 Jul 2013   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Sorry for coming in late.
In your screenshot Disk 0, Drive D: is marked Active. It is not recommended to have 2 disks marked Active in a system. The BIOS will choke trying to figure out which Active partition to hand off to.
Only Disk 2, Drive C: should be marked active (The SSD).

You could recover use of Disk 0 without boot delay if you remove the Active flag:
Partition - Mark as Inactive
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03 Jul 2013   #17
renren

Windws 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Sorry for coming in late.
In your screenshot Disk 0, Drive D: is marked Active. It is not recommended to have 2 disks marked Active in a system. The BIOS will choke trying to figure out which Active partition to hand off to.
Only Disk 2, Drive C: should be marked active (The SSD).

You could recover use of Disk 0 without boot delay if you remove the Active flag:
Partition - Mark as Inactive
ah thanks! ill keep that in mind next time i have a similar problem!
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03 Jul 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

As suggested several times now, the OS partition should be in DISK0 position if at all possible, and only it should be marked Active.

You were correct to unplug all other HD's to test which was slowing boot as that would have been my first suggestion besides moving OS to DISK0 if possible and marking all others Inactive.
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