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Windows 7: Wrong disk is system disk


19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Wrong disk is system disk

Hello!

Is it a problem that not my C: disk with my OS is the "System" disk?!(See Attachment)
And if it is, how can I change it?!

Thanks,
Prof. Chaos!



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19 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Prof Chaos, welcome to Seven Forums!





A couple questions, is an OS on F:, does the PC boot ok with it the way it is?


It you wanted/needed to correct it to have C: as "System, Active" you will need to mark C: as active and then you will need to run a startup repair as many as 3 separate times with system restarts between the repairs to mark C: as "System, Active" but answer the questions above first.


Partition - Mark as Active

Startup Repair

System Repair Disc - Create
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thank you.

The booting of the OS works fine. No OS on F:, that's why it's a bit weird.
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19 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you want you can use the info above to set C: as "System, Active" doing it now may save you a hard way to go later, especially if you ever have to do any kind of repair to the OS.
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Why do i have to do it 3 times? I did it once, but that was because i forgot to change 1st priority boot in Bios.
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19 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If one startup repair will write the boot files to the C:\Windows partition then that's fine, most times it takes as many as 3 times to completely finish the process; have a look at the C: to see it has been marked it as "System, Active" if so you're done, if not do it till it completes.
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19 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Ok, thank you very much!
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19 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, glad I could help!
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19 Aug 2010   #9

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Just to assure you that Bare Foot Kid is leading you in the right direction, I went through a similar situation a few months ago. I didn't have the benefit of good advice like this and was discouraged when it didn't work...at first. Out of desperation I ran it again. And again. It wasn't until the third try that I was fixed up.
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19 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

ok. Didn't work for me... So i plugged out the disk that was the "system" disk, then i did the boot repair! And it works!
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