Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Why are the System Boot files on D if it is only for applications? Did you have it marked Active which tells the installer to place the boot files there?
D appears to be empty. I would mark Windows 7 partition Active in Disk management, reboot into Windows 7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots until Windows 7 writes the System Boot Files to C and starts on its own.
Once this occurs, reboot and tap the F8 key repeatedly, choose the Windows 7 HD to boot, then tap the F8 key again repeatedly to see the Advanced Boot Tools menu. Is Repair console a choice?
I don't know what happened, even though I am the one who did it.
In the beginning there was only one HDD. I can not say just exactly how I proceeded from there but using diskpart and partition wizard I formatted and partitioned the HD. When I began to install Windows 7, the HD was partitioned with 50GB for OS, 100MB for system reserve, and the rest unallocated. There was no other HD in the system.
Just recently, I loaded Office onto the same HD. To do that I had to create the partition where Office now resides. It had been my intention for all of the Apps to be in a separate partition but I failed to do that. In my rush to do this, I loaded a few things like Google Firefox, CPUID, CPU-Z and others. Because I had not yet defined the "Applications" partition they ended up on the HD along with the OS. I intend to move those applications but have not yet done so.
I stopped doing anything when I began to question the whereabouts of the "System Reserve" and whether or not I had screwed up with the installation.
Thus my question and the reason for this thread.
Do I have recovery capability without doing anything else OR have I messed up to the point where I cannot recover without starting all over.
I really do not want to take a chance of reentering that fiasco. If I was more computer literate I would jump right in and do as has just been recommended but I am not that self confident.
My inclination is to uninstall or move the applications from disk 0 and put those elsewhere (disk 1). This would leave disk 0 with nothing but the OS and an awful lot of unused space.
Am I at serious risk using the system the way I now have it configured?