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Windows 7: windows keep boosting up from portable drive

22 Feb 2016   #1
victrelis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
windows keep boosting up from portable drive

Hi, I have a pc running windows 7 pro 64 bit. I am wondering why everytime I turn it on with my portable drive plugged in, it would attempt to boost from that drive and give me an error. I have checked the boost order and did not see anything strange in the setting. This is a picture that I took (ADATA CH11 is the portable drive in question- there are other thumb drives plugged in too but they do not cause any problems).

http://postimg.org/image/5md2cngk3/

can someone take a look at this for me? Many thanks!

PS: inside that portable drive I copied the C drive of my old vista computer and put it in a folder- I do not think it causes the issue but just in case...




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22 Feb 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Double check you boot order.

Please complete this tutorial by Golden.

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22 Feb 2016   #3
victrelis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thank you for your reply. here is the screenshot.

as far as the boot order, should I move legacy to be the first (though I still don't get how the system chooses the portable drive first)?


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22 Feb 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right now you are booting from the Sandisk Cruzer.
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22 Feb 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What is CH-11 (I)?
What data is on CH-11 (I)?

The reason I ask is because it is flagged Active.
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22 Feb 2016   #6
victrelis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Right now you are booting from the Sandisk Cruzer.
really? that is my thumb drive. But it boosts fine even with the thumb drive plugged in

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What is CH-11 (I)?
What data is on CH-11 (I)?

The reason I ask is because it is flagged Active.
That's the portable drive that my pc is trying to boost from. I saved some acronis backup file in there. I also saved the c folder of my old windows vista pc in case i need anything from it. But I basically just copied those things into the portable drive. They are in their own folders and not hanging outside all over the root directory. I didn't do any special formatting to the portable drive either. It is just storage
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22 Feb 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Remove the Active flag from the "I" partition.
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24 Feb 2016   #8
victrelis

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thank you so much! that seems to solve the issue. this is how I do as as copy and paste from google How To: Mark Partition As Inactive Open up a command prompt and type DISKPART. Type LIST DISK. Type SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the old Win98 drive) Type LIST PARTITION. Type SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the active partition you wish to make inactive) Type INACTIVE. Type EXIT to exit DISKPART. Layback Bear, You have been very helpful. . I want to swap out my hard drive for ssd so I will probably make another post inquiring about clean installing windows 7. In the mean time thanks and repped!
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24 Feb 2016   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your very welcome. That is why we are here; to help and learn.
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