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Windows 7: Change disk order


13 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Change disk order

Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.


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13 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csoyen View Post
Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.
Hi and welcome to seven forums

It may be more trouble than it is worth. Are these drives built into a tower?
Why do you want to change the order?

Thanks

Ken J
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13 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

If you change the order of the disks in the BIOS, then the computer will try to boot from the other disk. And that disk doesn't have the right MBR on it (if it has one at all), so that's why it didn't work.

In your case, the system is booting from the MBR on the hidden partition on disk 0. The boot code there then boots the operating system on disk 1. So if you change order, you have to get the computer to know where the active partition is (from the small hidden one now on disk 0 to disk 1), then you'd have to use something like BCDEdit to change the boot instructions so the loader would load Win 7 from disk 0 instead of disk 1 as it is doing now. And there might be more complexities.

Why do you want to change the order anyway? Disk order rarely makes any difference.

Guy
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13 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the help!

No, is not very important for me but personally I prefer the windows disk as disk 0. I never work in BCDedit i don't have experience to do that.
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13 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You could try switching the cable on your motherboard. Just make sure that it is set to boot from the correct disk first.
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