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Windows 7: missing operatin system...

09 Dec 2014   #11
amoretam

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Please answer #6
do you want me to startup the computer and hit Shft f10 repeatedly ??
Not repeatedly. Just do what's written in #6. And post results. Is Macintosh disk still connected? Better disconnect it while testing (if possible)
ok when I disconnected the OSx Hdd, the computer booted to windows

wow...!

what should I do, to make it work with the Osx connected too?

thanks a lot, now I am more calmed


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09 Dec 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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So qithour the osx disk connected it boots into win7 without any problems..... cool. the bootmenu and bootmanager are on the ACTIVE partition. bootmenu is working.

How did you remove OSX from disk?
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09 Dec 2014   #13
Kaktussoft

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It looks like the OSX disk has a higher boot priority. Did you swap sata cables already? So connect win7 disk to sataconnector on mainboard where osx was. And vice versa.

Can you force BIOS to boot from the correct internal harddrive?
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09 Dec 2014   #14
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

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So qithour the osx disk connected it boots into win7 without any problems..... cool. the bootmenu and bootmanager are on the ACTIVE partition. bootmenu is working.

How did you remove OSX from disk?
Disconnecting it
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09 Dec 2014   #15
Kaktussoft

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So qithour the osx disk connected it boots into win7 without any problems..... cool. the bootmenu and bootmanager are on the ACTIVE partition. bootmenu is working.

How did you remove OSX from disk?
Disconnecting it
So OSX is still on disk... only the disk itself has been disconnected from the system? I thought you did format it? Please explain what you did exactly
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09 Dec 2014   #16
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

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So qithour the osx disk connected it boots into win7 without any problems..... cool. the bootmenu and bootmanager are on the ACTIVE partition. bootmenu is working.

How did you remove OSX from disk?
Disconnecting it
So OSX is still on disk... only the disk itself has been disconnected from the system? I thought you did format it? Please explain what you did exactly
It is, but I am not planning to use it anymore, I will format it from windows in order to install a Windows Image and use this for internet only..
I dont want internet in my main Windows DAW..

This is how this all started: 2 Windows installations. One for Internet usage.

thanks a lot
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09 Dec 2014   #17
Kaktussoft

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So problem solved? Mark thread as solved please
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09 Dec 2014   #18
amoretam

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So problem solved? Mark thread as solved please
Once I format the other drive to NTFS and connect it will it boot fine??

Also, please tell me something, .., is it a good idea to install a Windows image to the osx drive for internet usage, could the other drive get infected? Should I not assign any path and drive letter to my main drive so that viruses dont get there??\\

thanks

PS I dont know why nobody is responding the other thread I gave you above, ... maybe it is kind of stupid move?
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09 Dec 2014   #19
Kaktussoft

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You have to delete all partitions and even rewrite the MBR. Diskpart clean (not clean all) will delete all stuff from disk.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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Should I not assign any path and drive letter to my main drive so that viruses dont get there??
That won't protect you against virusses.
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09 Dec 2014   #20
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

How did you attempt to mark Win7 partition Active? If it wouldn't mark Active then you have some other (possibly random) partition booting Win7, since the System partition booting Win7 must always be marked Active.

If you must have the other HD unplugged to Start Win7 then do that now to post the screenshot.

There is still a chance that the reason WIn7 wouldn't boot is because it was not set first HD to boot, or as Primary HD, in BIOS setup. This would explain why when the other drive was unplugged it allowed WIn7 to boot itself.
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