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Windows 7: Found out that my SSD is not my boot drive

05 Mar 2015   #1
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 
Found out that my SSD is not my boot drive

Hello Everyone, Last year I upgraded to a SSD and i transfered my OS via the software that came with my SSD. i have thought for several months now that my OS was not booting from the SSD, Today i had to forcefully shut down my System, ( hanged on Shutdown )

i then rebooted to the system and got the Dreaded " boot loader not found / missing, i then went into the BIOS and tried to boot from the SSD, Same thing, then i tried to boot from my Old Hitachi HDD and was able to boot into windows, which tells me that the boot manager is on the HDD ? .

Is there a way to fix this, or do i have to unplug the Old HDD and do a clean install of Windows 7 ? i have just done a file backup.

Disk 1 is my old HDD thats is partitioned,


Thanks in advance




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05 Mar 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's fixable. I've never personally had to correct it, but it's a common complaint.

Yeah, your boot files are on the hard drive Disc 1 when you want them to be on the SSD Disc 0.

I think you can fix it by disconnecting the HD and then running System Repair multiple times, but let someone else with better knowledge respond.
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05 Mar 2015   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Your SSD should look like my Disk 0 (see screen shot). I don't know if you can partition and create the System Reserved Partition. You likely will have to do a new install, as I don't see any drives with the System Reserved partition. (??)


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05 Mar 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just copy the bootmgr to C: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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05 Mar 2015   #5
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Every one, Thanks WHS i will give that a try.

i saw no attachments fireberd


i see it now Fireberd ... had to refresh ... lol



Thanks in Advance
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06 Mar 2015   #6
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Everyone, i was able to successfully copy the boot manager from the HDD to the SDD, my boot up time from cold boot to login screen was 60 Secs. don't know if that is good or not. i am still not seeing the system Reserve partition on the C:\

since i did a file backup, should i do a Clean install of Windows and reformat the C;\ and then restore the system back up. ?

Thanks in advance


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06 Mar 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You don't need a System Reserved partition. I don't have one.

You need the SSD to contain the boot files and to be shown as "System" in Disk Management. That's what you now have.

There's no reason for that G drive to be marked "active".

My PC boots in about 28 seconds from the time I poke the power button to the time the last icon is loaded on the desktop.

If it takes you 60 seconds to do that, you may have other things going on that are slowing you down. Your processor speed would have some effect on boot speed, but I don't know how strong that AMD CPU is.

After a fresh boot, how many processes are running? 50? 120?

After a fresh boot, how many and what items are shown in the startup tab of msconfig?

After a fresh boot, how many non-Microsoft services are running?

There's a lot of things that can unnecessarily add time to the boot process.
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06 Mar 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 



Mark G inactive, yes 60 seconds is too long for an ssd.

Did you fully run windows update ?

Did you install Intel Rapid Storage Technology ?
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06 Mar 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Agree, C is now active and has the bootmgr - that's good. 60sec boot is too long. Check the SSD alignment:

SSD Alignment
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06 Mar 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep I would clean install nothing like it
Cheers.
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