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Windows 7: Hard drive Booting

04 Aug 2011   #1

Hard drive Booting

Yesterday i added my mates hard drive in my PC via SATA, i then installed windows 7 on it for him.
So i had 2 hard drives with windows 7 on.
I then took out his hard drive and rebooted my PC, When i start to load, it says missing or corrupt files (It's looking for his hard drive) How do i make it look for mine instead of his?

It comes up with look a dual boot option saying
Windows 7
Windows 7, although the top one is corrupt as the hard drive isn't there.


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04 Aug 2011   #2


This is what you need to change it back to the Windows 7 on your other drive... Download EasyBCD 2.1 - NeoSmart Technologies
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04 Aug 2011   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Matthew.

You need to mark the Windows 7 partition on your Hard Disk Drive as the Active partition and do the 3 separate startup repairs discussed in this tutorial linked below so the Windows System boot files can be (re)created to that partition, and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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