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   #41
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

GREAT. NOW I CAN'T BOOT TO W7. those commands Fed me up.......
The last picture is where i stand with all hard drives plugged in. (since my system revere partition is now s GREAT!!!!!) So professor what do i do next. BESIDES WINDOWS 7 REPAIR DISC




Attached Images
Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1-picture-001.jpg Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1-picture-002.jpg Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1-picture-003.jpg Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1-picture-004.jpg Need to change boot to remove 2 hd and make it boot to partition 1-picture-005.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Dec 2011   #42
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use any boot media you have to mark the original system partition Active again.

You should then be able to boot up as before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #43
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

so what you are saying is there is no way to fix this. unless i use windows repair disc?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Dec 2011   #44
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

Forget it. I am just going to boot to mini windows. delete all windows stuff. and start over aFACKINGin. Thanks for the "help". I could go through this hassle to show greg that windows 7 doesn't have drivers that work for me, but **** it. 3 hours wasted, when i could have been up and running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #45
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

greg your a smart dude, just couldn't find the right knowledge for what i thought was a simple fight. Like when in xp.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #46
gregrocker

 

We use modern Win7 methods here, not XPired ones. You're the first I can remember here out of thousands I've helped who cannot boot a Repair CD.

I cannot read exactly your BIOS listings to be sure but it seems you have the key SATA controller settings which would boot your disks disabled.

You can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD
boot it and click on Disk1 which is currently set Active, then from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply.

This may change System to Win7 partition by itself, without the Startup Repairs.

If not, rightclick on Sys Reserved partition to Modify>Set to Active, click OK. Reboot to see if it starts. If not you may need to mark Win7 partition Inactive.

Or reinstall. PW can wipe the HD to force installer to autostart. Unplug all other HD's. Use AHCI SATA controller setting, not RAID. Now might be a good time to default to onboard SATA if you don't need RAID any longer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #47
r2l25b

7 32 bit
 
 

Yep i am going to reinstall. I hate how i came for a simple answer, but could not find one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #48
gregrocker

 

I gave you the exact steps for what you requested that have worked for many others, however you need to be able to boot a Repair CD to complete them if Commands won't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #49
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Interesting thread.

Reading the replies usually helps when trying to fix a problem.
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 02:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App