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Windows 7: New SSD install problems - won't load windows on restart

21 Feb 2012   #1
mcdad77

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
New SSD install problems - won't load windows on restart

I did a fresh install of windows 7 on my ssd. I unplugged the HDD while this occured. Everything went smoothly. When I plugged in the HDD I noticed a partition is also now on there.

Boot priority is set to the SSD and it is set to ahci mode in bios

I noticed yesterday that updates had installed and when I turned on the monitor (I have sleep disabled) I got that screen that said that windows wasn't able to boot and was trying to run repair. It said it couldn't repair. When I went to restart it said it couldn't restart and asked if I wanted to restart or run that repair that I woke the computer to seeing.

Is the partition that installed when i plugged in the HDD necessary? It does have an installation of Windows 7 on it. I only plan to boot windows off the SSD. How do I fix the computer so it boots properly upon restart and do I need to do anything to the HDD that has windows on it also.


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21 Feb 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can see the details of your partitions on both drives.

You say "Is the partition that installed when I plugged in the HDD necessary?".

That's confusing. Simply plugging in a hard drive should not cause a partition to "install".

If the HDD was disconnected when Windows was installed to the SSD, the normally situation would be that the HDD could then be re-connected and you could then delete any or all partitions as you wish.
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21 Feb 2012   #3
ghforlife

win7_x86_64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcdad77 View Post
I did a fresh install of windows 7 on my ssd. I unplugged the HDD while this occured. Everything went smoothly. When I plugged in the HDD I noticed a partition is also now on there.

Boot priority is set to the SSD and it is set to ahci mode in bios

I noticed yesterday that updates had installed and when I turned on the monitor (I have sleep disabled) I got that screen that said that windows wasn't able to boot and was trying to run repair. It said it couldn't repair. When I went to restart it said it couldn't restart and asked if I wanted to restart or run that repair that I woke the computer to seeing.

Is the partition that installed when i plugged in the HDD necessary? It does have an installation of Windows 7 on it. I only plan to boot windows off the SSD. How do I fix the computer so it boots properly upon restart and do I need to do anything to the HDD that has windows on it also.

Go here: (Windows 7 IT Pro Category) and check there is a (REGEDIT) that you can change so you will be able to boot to your "SSD" when you apply updates it changes the reg. and this change will not let you boot check it out you might have to re-install windows, (DO not boot) update, then change reg. then boot, microsoft will tell you how to do this just read...
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21 Feb 2012   #4
mcdad77

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Ok so i used startup repair and now it gives me a boot manager and asks what i want to boot from. My disk management is in the attachment below. Basically I want to use the SSD as a boot disk with windows and programs and use the HDD for data.


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21 Feb 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Can you go back to startup repair and go to a command prompt?

If so, then try these commands, in this order:

Diskpart (this takes you into the Diskpart command)

List disk (this will show you the 2 hard drives in the PC)

Select disk 0 (this selects your SSD)

List part (this will then show you the 2 partitions on the SSD)

Select part x (where x is the “system reserved” partition shown as G in your picture)

Active (this marks partition x active)

Select disk 1 (this will select the other drive, the HDD)

List part (this will show you the 2 partitions on the HDD)

Select part y (where y is the “system reserved” partition shown as E in your picture)

Inactive (this marks partition y as inactive)

Exit (this takes you out of the Diskpart command)

Then exit startup repair and reboot. Take another picture of Disk Management and post it. It should look different than your first picture.
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