Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1

11 Dec 2011   #21
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

I wish i knew what you were ranting about.
"I'm not sure you'll have to reinstall if you enter BIOS setup"


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Dec 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

I am hardly ranting but giving you straightforward steps to proceed. If you want to work with me and focus on these steps then we can proceed.

You said that you have a RAID card installed which is providing both RAID and SATA controllers for your current install and data drives, correct?

But this card is apparently causing problems not allowing the HD to be seen from Repair CD without prompting for drivers, correct?

My suggestion is to enter BIOS setup to disable the RAID card, then re-enable the onboard storage controller to proceed with Repairs given.

If you don't have a storage controller on the mobo, or it doesn't work, or you are not sure how to do this, then ask back but don't refer to my plainly stated steps as ranting as you'll not last long here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #23
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hiya Greg,

How's it going?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Dec 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

Good Si. Have been missing you around here!

What do you think is up here with his RAID card? Am I missing something?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No idea - the OP's posts are not clear to me.

If he can't get the repair disc to load - then just fix it from within windows by marking the current system partition inactive- then making his o/s drive system as well as boot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #26
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

I DO NOT WANT TO TOUCH A THING IN MY PC.
All I want to do is unplug 2 hds and be happy.
Now your suggesting me to redo my whole sata setup. no thanks.
ALSO it doesn't even see my 2 storage drives when i do that. so either way i have to have some for of driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's academic,anyhow.

The Op has completely misunderstood.

Code:
Now your suggesting me to redo my whole sata setup. no thanks.
Huh?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #28
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Si!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Rt click current sys res partition - give it drive letter, e.g. S
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
from elevated cmd :

diskpart
sel vol s
inact
sel vol c
act
exi
bcdboot c:\windows
Elevated Command Prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #29
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

I think you want to help me, but your guys pcs are so new your not thinking back in the 90's tech.
Are you saying i don't need that system revere partition?

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 149 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 139 GB 0 B
Disk 2 Online 279 GB 79 MB
Disk 3 Online 279 GB 1024 KB

DISKPART>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

This is what I've been trying to help you do for the past 3 hours:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What I would do is absorb the System boot files into Win7 partition C and then delete System Reserved.

Do this by booting into System Recovery Options on Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk, open a Command Line, mark C Active and then mark System Reserved Inactive.
Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)
Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

Close the Command box, shut down computer, unplug Disk0, plugs it's cable into Windows 7 HD so it becomes Disk0, make sure it remains HD set to boot first in BIOS setup.

Now boot back into DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times
until Win7 boots on its own and holds the System Active flags.

You can now power down to plug the other HD into Disk 1 cable, delete System Reserved in Disk Mgmt or using Diskpart Delete Partition Override command. Or if you want to recover its space into the adjacent partition, use free Partition Wizard bootable CD'S Delete then Resize functions.

Do you really want System Reserved on another HD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Remove dual boot partition
6 months ago I installed Linux Mint as a dual boot with Windows 7. When I installed Mint, I setup 30 GB for it's partition. When I look at what I think might be the Linux volume, it listed it at 33 GB. I want to install Linux Zorin to replace Mint. Hopefully, I can just delete the Mint partition...
Installation & Setup
dual boot - remove xp partition. help please
Hi all, I have a dual installation windows 7 - xp in a single hard drive, 2 partitions. (there was xp installed first, then i created the dual boot to add w7) Now I dont use xp anymore and I want to completely delete that partition, but Im really confused after reading a lot of other similar...
Installation & Setup
Make boot drive disk 0 AND set system attribute, remove from H:
Hello, I have 4 hard disk drives in my system, 3 Seagate (2 320GB, 1TB) and 1 Western Digital (1 160GB). One of the drives (the 160gb) is running very hot constantly (60C on average) and is also labeled as a "System" drive in Disk Management because it was once my original boot drive years ago. I...
Installation & Setup
Cannot make large enough partition for dual boot.
Been trying to dual boot win8 on to my laptop. While trying to make a partition on the hd i'm not able to make one of sufficient size. I have plenty of room left on the hd but it won't let me go over 39mb. Any ideas how to solve this? Any questions, just gimme a shout :confused: Screenshot...
General Discussion
remove 1st partition dual boot
I have first install shown as D:\ drive = win7 32bit second install (dual boot) as C:\ drive = win7 64bit I want to move the system files to the C:\ drive and change to active. then delete D:\ drive and expand C:\ back to full size I tried to copy the system files to the C drive which...
Installation & Setup
Remove XP Partition From Dual Boot
I made a dual boot system about a month and a half ago and I now no longer have need of Windows XP. Windows 7 is my primary OS, so how do I go about removing the XP partition?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App