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Windows 7: Installed windows 7 on two HDD, now i can't format one

13 May 2013   #1
thesilkroad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Installed windows 7 on two HDD, now i can't format one

I want to format the second HDD so i can use it to put random files in. Whenever i try it seems that my second HDD has the system boot files that the first HDD uses, so it's not letting me. Pic related. Anything i can do to make it so i can reformat my second HDD?




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13 May 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Unplug disk 0

swap the data/sata cables so your C partition ( windows ) is on sata port 1 on your motherboard.

Run startup repair until disk 1 is booting on its own

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create

post back when you get that done.

After that hook up the D partition drive to sata port 2 on the motherboard and mark it inactive from windows.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

You should now be able to format the D drive.

Do all that correctly and you should be good to go.

If that`s a windows 7 install disc you have there in your dvd drive, then you can use that to run startup repair.
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13 May 2013   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Another option you have available once you have the intended 7 drive plugged into sata port #1 is to boot live from the 7 if you have that and run the command prompt option found in the repair tools there following the tutorial on the Bootrec.exe tool. How to Use the Bootrec.exe Tool in Windows Recovery Environment
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