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Windows 7: Marked wrong drive as active need help

14 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Marked wrong drive as active need help

So I did something really stupid and believe when I was looking around that I marked both drives as active and it moved my secondary drive to the front in the space as disk 0 and moved the windows drive to disk 1 and thanks it is supposed to boot from the wrong drive. I have no windows 7 recovery disk at hand. So when it tries to boot it says something along the lines of can't find BOOTMGR.

What do I need to do to get my system up and running, and how do I unmark the drive as active? Please I appreciate any help.

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14 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can mark a partition as inactive using the diskpart command.

If you can't boot, you should be able to access diskpart using your Windows installation disc. You just need to get to a command prompt to run it.
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14 Oct 2011   #3

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Physically disconnect the secondary HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

You may need to do a startup repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other secondary HD, as Disk1.


If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 of the same bit version 32 or 64 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.
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14 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The problem with that is that I have no cd. is there like a bootdisk that I can download and put on a cd?
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14 Oct 2011   #5

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Quote:
Physically disconnect the secondary HD.
Make the Windows 7 HD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

Do the first part than post back.
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14 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I removed the other drive and every timeit starts it still says bootmgr missing
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14 Oct 2011   #7

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If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 of the same bit version 32 or 64 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.
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14 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ill see what they have. On deployment so makes it harder to find things...lol
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14 Oct 2011   #9

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What do you mean by deployment?
Windows 8.
If yes, take a look at:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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14 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I am military and on deployment.

I got the system up and running, and did a system restore. The secondary is still in the spot as disk 0 and marked as active. How do I get it moved back to disk 1 and marked inactive
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