Quote: Originally Posted by Arc
Quote: Originally Posted by ibex
The C: and E: drives are separate physical drives.
That's good. I guess C is the system drive and E is for data storage ?
If so, remove the E drive, disconnect the sata and power. Now, Follow the tutorial Partition - Mark as Active
(either method 2 or method 3) to mark the hidden 100 mb system reserved partition as active, and then run Startup Repair
for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Report the results back.
Not quite. I think that the C: drive is the system drive but I'm pretty sure the other disk is partitioned into E: and F: with the windows directory is on E: that's what shows up in the repair tool. Then the two program files directories and all the user data are on F:
I will give removing the E: drive a go and see what happens although if I'm right that won't get me very far.
In the mean time I finished running the original set of Startup Repairs with no success and then ran the bootrec.exe tool.
Not sure what I should have seen but
/FixMbr responded immediately with one line "The operation completed successfully"
/FixBoot the same
- total identified windows installations: 0
/RebbuildBCD - also responded - total identified windows installations: 0