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Windows 7: Wrong drive is System and Active

01 Jul 2013   #21
whs
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If not then format all of the data partitions on Disk0 Logical so they cannot have System boot files written to them
I am not sure whether that is sufficient. If there is unallocated space on Disk0, the system partition may still end up on it. But I have not yet verified that theory.


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01 Jul 2013   #22
whs
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Ray, that's normal if you did not disconnect Disk0 when you installed the OS on the SSD. The installer always seems to grab the first disk for the system partition.
NO, this is not normal, the HDD was Pre-reset for the UEFI Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0.
Which you can also do for Legacy install.
Hmm, why would you want the system on a SSD and the bootmgr on a HDD - if I understand that right.
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01 Jul 2013   #23
theog

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Ray, that's normal if you did not disconnect Disk0 when you installed the OS on the SSD. The installer always seems to grab the first disk for the system partition.
NO, this is not normal, the HDD was Pre-reset for the UEFI Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0.
Which you can also do for Legacy install.
Hmm, why would you want the system on a SSD and the bootmgr on a HDD - if I understand that right.
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Allocating the Disk0 port to the OS disk is nice to have - but not a neccessity. Very often you do not have that option - e.g. your 6Mb ports for your SSD may be ports 4 & 5 on the mobo. And if you know that, there are many ways to operate with that setup.
It over comes the problem with SSD's.
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01 Jul 2013   #24
whs
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It over comes the problem with SSD's.
Now I am really confused. The port assignment for the SSD is no reason to place the bootmgr on a HDD which slows down your boot process. What am I missing.

Btw: In those cases I always copy the bootmgr to C anyhow. But Greg would say that this is not the right way of doing it because you lose the recovery environment. But I can care less about that. My recovery environment are my images and that works best for me.
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01 Jul 2013   #25
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I think the best preventive default is to unplug all other drives during install. This doesn't let the boot files wander.

But there's still the problem that if a preceding drive has Primary partitions - particularly if once is incorrectly marked Active - it may steal the boot files during a Repair. So again unplug all other HD's during repairs, and I'd only use Logical partitions on data drives which find themselves in a slot preceding the OS HD.
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