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Windows 7: Trouble booting automatically after SSD swap-over

14 Dec 2012   #1

Win 7 64 bit sp-1
Trouble booting automatically after SSD swap-over

Hello all,
I had an SSD that was 120 gig. I recently bought a larger 240 gig samsung SSD since I got a free copy of far cry 3 and my old SSD was nearly full.

I used the program that came with the samsung drive to swap the data over. It had all the appropriate settings listed, and it seemed pretty straight forward. I attached the new SSD drive and had all the space on it listed as "unalocated" as the Samsung Wizard explained. I copied over the two partitions on the old drive over to the new Samsung. I then removed the old 120 gig drive and tried to boot with the new Samsung and the 1TB data drive that I had attached all along.

I shut down, removed the 120 gig drive and moved the 240 over to the same sata cable that the 120 was on. When I tried to boot, it failed. A screen came up that offered to automatically repair the install, but it was unable.

It looked like it would boot into this same error over and over. I used the boot manager thing on my mobo using the f8 key. I chose the Samsung SSD from the list and it offered up 3 choices.

1. Windows 7 premium
2. Windows 7 premium (recovered)
3. Windows 7 premium (recovered)

If I choose option 1, it repeats the same "unable to repair so lets reboot...."

If I choose option 2, the computer boots normally, it looks exactly like before, and all is good. Till I reboot.

So.... I don't know where the 3 installs that its offers as options. I need a way to set it to always boot to the
Windows 7 premium (recovered) install.

How can I do this ? What happend to my install ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at Option two in this tutorial: (use delete)
Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


With both HD's connected, boot into the menu listing which works and post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

Then type msconfig in Start Search, open Boot tab and post back a screenshot of that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2012   #4

Win 7 64 bit sp-1

Thanks a lot to both of you for responding. I followed the link (after reading more carefully) and found that I was able to delete the two bogus selections and now my PC is booting just how I wanted it to.

Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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