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

11 Dec 2011   #31
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't need a seprate system reserved partition, I don't have one.

You do need a system partition - it can be the same as the boot partition - it doesn't have to be separate for mbr partition style.


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11 Dec 2011   #32
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

what i want is to unplug 2 hd's. then edit the boot so it boots to hard 2 and not 1. because windows installed the boot to the C drive (hard drive 1) or 0 on the cmd info. I say hard drive 2 b/c there are 3 hds plugged in to the card.
SI you think windows is going to let me rename my c drive to s? WHAT?
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11 Dec 2011   #33
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

If you ever dealt with windows xp. theres a bit of code that tells windows to boot from partition(#). that is all i need to do. Is edit that.
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11 Dec 2011   #34
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

Lets hope a new head pops in.
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11 Dec 2011   #35
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's different with nt6 o/s.

Follow instructions in greg's post here

Then you can unplug any drive you want - as long as you leave Disk1 in.

You give the system reserved partion a letter in Disk Management, e.g. S - it has no letter right now.

Then use the commands greg posted
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11 Dec 2011   #36
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

C:\Users\r2l>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: r2l

DISKPART> sel vol s

Volume 1 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> inact

DiskPart marked the current partition as inactive.

DISKPART> sel vol c

Volume 3 is the selected volume.

DISKPART> act

DiskPart marked the current partition as active.

DISKPART> exi

Leaving DiskPart...

C:\Users\r2l>bcdboot c:\windows
Failure when attempting to copy boot files.

C:\Users\r2l>


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11 Dec 2011   #37
gregrocker

 

This is why we use Startup Repair automated method which covers all unknown possiblities.

Reboot and tap the F8 key to access System Recovery Options

Run Startup Repair 3 times until Win7 writes the System boot files to the Active partition.

You may have to unplug DISK0 to keep it from placing Sys files there although it should write to the Active partition.
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11 Dec 2011   #38
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

otherwise, there is a long series of commands to do the job
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11 Dec 2011   #39
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

F8 doesn't work for me (i am on my laptop). I first tapped f8 at the first boot screen. FAIL. then i kept pressing it till it passed my second bios screen. FAIL.
I am at BOOTMGR is missing
press crtl+atl+delete to restart.
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11 Dec 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

Which HD is set first to boot in BIOS setup?

While there look at the SATA controller setting, whether you have the ability to default to onboard SATA so you can possibly boot the Repair CD.

Is this a Repair CD you've used before, as it should not prompt for drivers unless it's a bad ISO or burn.
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