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


11 Dec 2011   #1

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

setup is. my pc has been crashing lately (random blue screens and non blue screens). I ran Hd Sentential and it said that 1 of my hd's has 1 bad sector on the raid setup, so I got Windows 7 installed on my 150gb raptor drive. It still crashes, but I want to remove the 2 other hds to see if that fixes my crashing problem.

The problem is the raptor drive is partition 2. so msconfig is set to partition 2. I need to edit it so it boots from partition 1 and i don't have to reinstall.

The kicker. I try to used the windows 7 disc to use their repair section of the disc, BUT my raid drivers always seem to fail. It works fine for installing, but not for this operation. Why i don't know i get a long list of the same named driver and none of them (haven't tried them all) seem to work.

Weird. AND EASYBDCD BLOWS for what i need done.

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11 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

You've got the right idea to remove RAID as we see nothing but problem with it and Windows 7. Reinstalling to a single HD set to boot first in BIOS setup is a good start. I'd remove RAID and wipe the other HD's to use as storage.

But your description is unclear so please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition and what you want to do in a clear concise list. We will give you the steps to get it done easiest.
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11 Dec 2011   #3

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I need to make my mcsonfig be set to PARTITION 1; NOT PARTITION 2. But the new msconfig doesn't allow you to see that "code" like with windows xp nor edit it.
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11 Dec 2011   #4

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bump.
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11 Dec 2011   #5

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I need to make the C drive, Partition 1, in MSCONFIG. AT the moment it's partition 2.


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11 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

What I would do is absorb the System boot files into Windows 7 partition C and then delete System Reserved.

Do this by booting into System Recovery Options on Windows 7 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 Windows 7 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.
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11 Dec 2011   #7

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I have hirens boot 14, 15.0 15.1. I thought i found a program but they still focused on windows xp for their repair programs.
I was hoping that the 15.1 disc with this program
-EditBINI 1.01
to Edit boot.ini on NTFS Partition.
but it failed b/c i think the program is focused for xp .
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11 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I gave you the steps above using the modern automated methods for Windows 7.

Follow them exactly to avoid further problems. Ask back if you have any questions.
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11 Dec 2011   #9

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awww man you didn't read. my drivers for my raid f me over. A list with at least 50 of the same named drivers)
I try 1 and it just fails normally than i try another and it says instillation error for the driver.
I need a non windows 7 disc fix. b/c my sata raid card is a SOB!
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11 Dec 2011   #10

7 32 bit
 
 

Oh Damnit. I need to make a new system reserved partition, but this time on the raptor. SHIP!
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