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Windows 7: Need help trying to dual boot win7 /win8 separate HHD's

20 Dec 2012   #11
lonewolf66

win7 / win8 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you post back another Disk Mgmt screenshot?

Best to also run the maker's HD Diagnostic on both HD's to confirm their status, or at least install CrystalDiskInfo - Software to read their SMART status.
Here is the Disk Management screen shot you asked for:




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20 Dec 2012   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonewolf66 View Post
Thx guys for the responses i finally got win 8 to install on the separate HDD's but this is what is happening now
When i go to to boot through bios i can choose which HD to which works fine I can choose to boot from either drive. Ill boot to the win 8 HD boot up goes well and i can get into win 8. The problem i have is when i go back to boot into the Win 7 HD after I have been on the Win 8 HD. I go into boot command and boot to the Win 7 HD. Win 7 will start to load to splash screen..then the disk will go into check disk and start doing a scan then finish scan and let me go into Win 7.. this is weird.. Why is drive 1(Win 7 on it) going into a chkdsk After I Been on the Win 8 drive (Drive 2)....????? This issue only happens when I have both HDD's connected. If I disconnect HD # 2 (with Win 8) my system boots up just fine...Cant Figure out why this is happening..Thx for all your help..Any suggestions???
See if this stops the scanning. (Turn Off)
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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20 Dec 2012   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Now boot into Win8 and post back a screenshot of it's Disk Mgmt. I'm wondering why it has no System flag in that screenshot if it was installed separately with other HD unplugged.

Once we confirm Win8 has it's own System flag would you like to create a Windows Dual Boot menu from Win8 using EasyBCD which might be easier?
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20 Dec 2012   #14
lonewolf66

win7 / win8 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonewolf66 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you post back another Disk Mgmt screenshot?

Best to also run the maker's HD Diagnostic on both HD's to confirm their status, or at least install CrystalDiskInfo - Software to read their SMART status.
Do you want a disk mngt screenshot with both HD's pluged in from win 7???
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you have Drive 1 pluged in when installing Windows 8.?

Yes, with both HD Drive, from 7 & 8.
Here is my current with both HD's


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20 Dec 2012   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Did you read my post? Need to see Disk Mgmt from Win8.
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20 Dec 2012   #16
lonewolf66

win7 / win8 pro
 
 

Ill have to do it tomm night greg plz check back im sort of tired..
Btw should i disconnect the win 7 hard drive when doing this or leave both hard drives connected.??.this is truly a weird situation... also did you notice win 8 partition was active and primary but they're was no system on that drive??? Talk to ya tomm and thx again
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20 Dec 2012   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I guess you still didn't read my post because I asked you about that, so yes I did notice it.

Keep both HD's plugged in but make the screenshot from Win8 this time.
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23 Dec 2012   #18
lonewolf66

win7 / win8 pro
 
 

Greg why does my main HD have this protected Q: drive on it???


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23 Dec 2012   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The drive is part of MS Office.
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23 Dec 2012   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are you going to post the screenshot I requested two days ago?
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