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Windows 7: disk management

08 Feb 2012   #11
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I know you guys are often concerned when the boot disk is not on part0. But actually it does not really make any difference for normal operations - except for a reinstall. But who reinstalls systems these days. You go back to an image instead.

And if you really reinstall (e.g. from a clean .iso), just disconnect the lower port disks or install into a predefined active primary partition - or even easier, move the bootmgr afterwards if it went astray. Avoids gymnastics, LOL.


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08 Feb 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

About half of users with multiple HD's who post up screenshots have a data partition marked Active.

OP is one of these users as one can see from screenshot.

When that partition precedes the Win7 partition it will claim the System Boot Files during Startup Repair, which writes them to the first Active partition in order.
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08 Feb 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right Greg. I would just move the bootmgr to C:. Is that not a valid option ??
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08 Feb 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

I'd leave his Win7 HD alone as it's set up correctly and running ok.

The BIOS likely has a way to set Win7 HD first to boot, under HD's if not boot order.

But he marked H Inactive so there's little worry if he doesn't want to swap Disks 0 and 2 - as long as no other preceding partitions get wrongly marked Active.
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08 Feb 2012   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baccini View Post
just had a look in the bios cant find anywhere to set disk 0 as the boot drive the choices are only hard drive,cdrom
You would actually be looking for boot disk priority which is usually right under boot device sequence.
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09 Feb 2012   #16
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

ok got the bios sorted to boot in the correct order. Ive attached three Thumbnails of the disc managment with one two and three drives connected
thanks for all the help
john.......................


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09 Feb 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

You can plug G and H into Disk 1 and 2 respectively.

Be sure Win7 HD remains set as first HD to boot.

If you need help with settings in the BIOS, ask back. Look under HD's if not in Boot Order.
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09 Feb 2012   #18
baccini

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok thanks, i found a list of the drives in the bios and moved the boot drive to the top and set the boot order to hard drive then cdrom all seems to ok now
cheers john.............
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