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Windows 7: Trouble formatting

05 Aug 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

yes.


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05 Aug 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Apparently you didn't read the first step I gave you where is to mark all of the data drives Inactive, so when you ran the Repairs with XP drive unplugged it has now written the System boot files to F Games partition.

No partitions other than an OS partition should be marked Active. The reason for this has long been stated and is dealt with here every day: When any other partition is marked Active it can derail the System boot files onto itself during install, reinstall or repairs.

So mark all partitions except Win7 Inactive, boot the Win7 installer to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until Win7 starts it's partition holds the System Active flags.

If this fails, unplug all other hD's except Win7 HD to repeat the repairs.
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05 Aug 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do it all of the time and never had any problems.
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05 Aug 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Can you see that by following your advice contradicting me that he has wound up with the System boot files on his F: Games HD?

The only functional purpose for the Active flag is to signal an OS is installed there, or the System boot files are intended to be written there.
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05 Aug 2012   #15
googy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Apparently you didn't read the first step I gave you where is to mark all of the data drives Inactive, so when you ran the Repairs with XP drive unplugged it has now written the System boot files to F Games partition.

No partitions other than an OS partition should be marked Active. The reason for this has long been stated and is dealt with here every day: When any other partition is marked Active it can derail the System boot files onto itself during install, reinstall or repairs.

So mark all partitions except Win7 Inactive, boot the Win7 installer to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until Win7 starts it's partition holds the System Active flags.

If this fails, unplug all other hD's except Win7 HD to repeat the repairs.

So how do I get the system files off of the other hdd?
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05 Aug 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Hello?

I took the time earlier to write out steps so specific they could not possibly be misunderstood:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 was incorrectly installed from another OS which is why it is lettered D when booted. It should always show as C if it is correctly installed from boot.

In addition C: XP holds the System boot files for Win7 as shown by the System Active flags. So you likely installed Win7 from C and it placed the boot files on C configuring a Dual Boot as it does when installed last.

In addition all of your data drives are incorrectly marked Active which will further confuse the installer or Repair function. So start by marking them all Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

What I would then do is unplug XP HD, boot the Win7 installer to reinstall Win7 from boot so that it claims the letter C. Then plug back in the XP HD and wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command, create and format a partition in Disk Mgmt. Partition or Volume - Create New

If you want to keep Win7 on D, then mark D Active, unplug XP HD, boot the Win7 installer to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 partition boot and holds the System Active flags. Then plug back in XP HD, wipe it using Diskpart Clean Command, format in Disk Mgmt.
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05 Aug 2012   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You named one Porn !!

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05 Aug 2012   #18
googy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hello?

I took the time earlier to write out steps so specific they could not possibly be misunderstood:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 was incorrectly installed from another OS which is why it is lettered D when booted. It should always show as C if it is correctly installed from boot.

In addition C: XP holds the System boot files for Win7 as shown by the System Active flags. So you likely installed Win7 from C and it placed the boot files on C configuring a Dual Boot as it does when installed last.

In addition all of your data drives are incorrectly marked Active which will further confuse the installer or Repair function. So start by marking them all Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

What I would then do is unplug XP HD, boot the Win7 installer to reinstall Win7 from boot so that it claims the letter C. Then plug back in the XP HD and wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command, create and format a partition in Disk Mgmt. Partition or Volume - Create New

If you want to keep Win7 on D, then mark D Active, unplug XP HD, boot the Win7 installer to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 partition boot and holds the System Active flags. Then plug back in XP HD, wipe it using Diskpart Clean Command, format in Disk Mgmt.
I don't wanna format my games drive. Just wanna get rid of the system files off of it.
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05 Aug 2012   #19
googy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You named one Porn !!

Of course I did. Less confusion that way.

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05 Aug 2012   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This whole thread is about formatting a drive. Did you get that done ?
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