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Windows 7: Removing Active Tag from Partition


21 Jul 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Removing Active Tag from Partition

I have recently installed a SSD. My old HDD drive is D:. Until today it had the OS drives on it also but my system boots from the SSD, drive C:. I formatted D: today but it still shows the partition as Active. How do I get rid of that as the drive is empty and I will be using it for storage. Thanks,




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21 Jul 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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One way is to use diskpart.

Select that partition and then type "inactive" at the prompt.

You don't see a way to do it in Disk Management?

The diskpart commands should be:

list disk
select disk 0
list part

The above list part should show 2 partitions. You would then select the one that is now inactive and then type "inactive" at the prompt.
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21 Jul 2012   #3
Arc

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Hello Jim. As the disk0 is formatted as primary partitions, there should be one partition active. I guess one disk should contain one active partition, if it is not formatted as all logical.

If you set the SSD disk2 as first boot drive in boot order, the active partition of disk0 will not be a trouble at all.
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21 Jul 2012   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hello Jim. As the disk0 is formatted as primary partitions, there should be one partition active. I guess one disk should contain one active partition, if it is not formatted as all logical.

If you set the SSD disk2 as first boot drive in boot order, the active partition of disk0 will not be a trouble at all.
I made drive D inactive but let me ask two questions. == When I installed Win 7 on the SSD, I unplugged the other two drives hoping that C: drive would be disk 0, but it did not work out that way. Any idea why? == Also do I need to change my Drive D and E from primary to logical or does it matter? Thanks,
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21 Jul 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
When I installed Win 7 on the SSD, I unplugged the other two drives hoping that C: drive would be disk 0, but it did not work out that way. Any idea why? == Also do I need to change my Drive D and E from primary to logical or does it matter? Thanks,
Disk 0 is typically related to what port on the motherboard the drive is connected----not whether you disconnected other drives before installing.

I operated with C as Disc 2 for years with no issues. I think you can just swap the port at the motherboard if you want C to be shown as Disk 0.

There is no need for you to have any logical drives. You would be fine with all primary. But there's no overriding reason to change F and G from logical to primary either.

I have:

3 physical drives; one primary partition on each; only 1 active partition in the entire system; no logicals anywhere.


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21 Jul 2012   #6
Arc

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Jim, if you dont want to use the installation on D drive anymore, you may convert those to logical. As far as D is primary, D will be active. There should be one active partition in a disk, as long as there is at least one primary partition.

If you want to make the SSD as disk0 in disk management, you are to arrange the sata array properly. Follow the motherboards manual, and place the SSD on the first port .

But, if it is not disk0, it will not be a trouble at all, as far as it is set to be the first boot device in bios boot order.

So dont worry Just make it sure that the SSD is the first boot drive or not .
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have:

3 physical drives; one primary partition on each; only 1 active partition in the entire system; no logicals anywhere.
Learned it
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21 Jul 2012   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks to both of you for clearing things for me.
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