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Windows 7: Uninstalled Linux OS dual boot with Windows 7 now boot issue.

27 Dec 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Agree if the Sata III port is port 0 - which is rarely the case. And a primary partition that is not active can preced Win7 - no harm done.
I already explained why its best if the minor adjustment can be made to avoid having a Primary partition preceding the OS, lest the System boot files can be derailed during repairs or reinstall to the first Primary partition. We have been dealing with this issue here for years so if you've somehow missed it then please at least don't contradict help I've given thousands of times after observing countless misplaced System partitions.

If you are unable to make OS disk Disk0 then be aware of this possibility and unplug all other drives during repairs or reinstall.


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27 Dec 2014   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

GARoss,

1. Don't go by DM. It mixes up the ports.

2. Your storage interface snip only says that you have 2x6Gb ports. But it does not say which ports they are.
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27 Dec 2014   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Agree if the Sata III port is port 0 - which is rarely the case. And a primary partition that is not active can preced Win7 - no harm done.
I already explained why its best if the minor adjustment can be made to avoid having a Primary partition preceding the OS, lest the System boot files can be derailed during repairs or reinstall to the first Primary partition. We have been dealing with this issue here for years so if you've somehow missed it then please at least don't contradict help I've given thousands of times after observing countless misplaced System partitions.

If you are unable to make OS disk Disk0 then be aware of this possibility and unplug all other drives during repairs or reinstall.
Greg, this is understood. But this OP has a SSD for the OS and that has to go on the fastest port - which may not be port 0. Up to now I have not seen any evidence that port 0 is a 6Gb port.
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27 Dec 2014   #24
gregrocker

 

Wolfgang he says the Manual specifies 0 is 6 gb.

Have you tried SSD in Port 0 on the mobo?
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27 Dec 2014   #25
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Wolfgang he says the Manual specifies 0 is 6 gb.

Have you tried SSD in Port 0 on the mobo?
Maybe - from his post #20, I conclude that he has 2x6GB ports. But it says nothing to where on the mobo these ports are.
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28 Dec 2014   #26
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

C300-CTFDDAC128MAG ATA Device is the 128Gb SSD C: which at boot is reported as Port-00: as seen in my photo.

Are we good?


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28 Dec 2014   #27
gregrocker

 

If the 2tb Hitachi is the one shown in DISK0 slot in your Disk Mgmt screenshot, then you should be able to swap cables between ports 0 and 1 to see if SSD becomes Disk0
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28 Dec 2014   #28
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the 2tb Hitachi is the one shown in DISK0 slot in your Disk Mgmt screenshot, then you should be able to swap cables between ports 0 and 1 to see if SSD becomes Disk0
Thanks Greg.

Different day, different Disk Management. I haven't touched a thing & now C: show up as Disk 0. I'll open my case tomorrow to verify as we have visitors now & report back.


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28 Dec 2014   #29
gregrocker

 

Great George. Any other change made?

How is performance?
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28 Dec 2014   #30
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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Great Gary. Any other change made?

How is performance?
Name's George. Good as new! Thanks for all the help.
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