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Windows 7: disk management

07 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 
disk management

Can someone tell me if this looks right with the boot drive C being disk 3
thxs




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07 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

It would be better to swap C to Disk0 so any future Startup Repair won't derail the System Boot files to a preceding partition which is accidentally marked Active. Remember to set it first to boot if you do.

Either way you need to mark H Inactive - only the System drive should be marked Active: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
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08 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

thanks for the reply Gregrocker Ive marked the h drive inactive how do i go about changing the boot drive to disk 0 thanks again for your help
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08 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you don't mind me butting in, you need to open your box and swap the leads from the hard drives 0 and 2 on the SATA ports on your motherboard.

That is, the lead now on port 2 wants to go on port 0 and the lead on port 0 wants to go on port 2.
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08 Feb 2012   #5

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

cheers for that do that now
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08 Feb 2012   #6

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

changed the data leads and got a start up error "boot disk failure insert system disk and press enter" put them back for now
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08 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Change the leads back again, and then run startup repair three times with a reboot between each occurrence.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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08 Feb 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You didn't follow all of the instructions to also make sure Windows 7 HD is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It would be better to swap C to Disk0 so any future Startup Repair won't derail the System Boot files to a preceding partition which is accidentally marked Active. Remember to set it first to boot if you do.
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08 Feb 2012   #9

7 x64
 
 

What Greg said. Just switching the SATA cables around does do it. After you do that you have to go into the BIOS setup and set Disk 0 as the Boot drive.
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08 Feb 2012   #10

windows 7 64bit sp1
 
 

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
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