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Windows 7: ssd I want to boot from can't boot without other hard drive connected

22 Jan 2016   #11
skeptikill

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I'm happy it is working haha, however I now need to completely delete everything on "disc 0" including windows 10, because I need that space for music and photos!


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22 Jan 2016   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Since you have an active partition on each disk, it is not clear which disks bootmgr boots your system. I suggest you first disconnect disk0 and check whether the system boots OK. If that works, then you can proceed.
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22 Jan 2016   #13
skeptikill

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I disconnected disk 0 and my computer still boots!! I was a little scared haha.... Does this mean I can just format the other one now?
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22 Jan 2016   #14
whs
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You seem to be OK. Your bootmgr is on one of the other disks. It is not clear because each one has an active partition. Therefore one should always check.
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22 Jan 2016   #15
skeptikill

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I disconnected all except for C, and it still booted, now can u steer me to an easy way to delete all the protected windows files?
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22 Jan 2016   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What protected Windows files are we talking about. I must have missed that one.
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22 Jan 2016   #17
skeptikill

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Everything that is windows 10 on the old hard drive.
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22 Jan 2016   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Just format the Windows 10 partition.
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23 Jan 2016   #19
skeptikill

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Welp, that was instantaneous, and not at all as dramatic as I thought.
Thanks very much WHS and Layback Bear. I truly appreciate the help !
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23 Jan 2016   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is a little information to remember skeptikill

When a partition like now in your case (C), on disk (2) is marked with Boot and Systems;
that is a bootable drive. Systems is the key word.

Now I suggest is removing all Actives from your other partition on your other drives.
As your Disk Management looks now you should mark G, H, and K partition as inactive.
This tutorial by Brink should help you with that.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

Then post another picture of Disk Management.
After I look at the picture if you care to, I can guide you to things a little better.
Nice neat and orderly and labeled.



Completing this tutorial it would make thing better for those trying to help you.

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