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Windows 7: Wrong drive is System and Active

28 Jun 2013   #1

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Wrong drive is System and Active

Here is my disk management screen
http://i.imgur.com/mjXWbpF.png

but i don't know why my Storage drive is a System drive when I only use it to store data.

i figured out how to remove the active from it;
Partition - Mark as Inactive
but how can i remove system?


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28 Jun 2013   #2

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Okay guys i fixed it with this;
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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28 Jun 2013   #3

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I also read this from gregrocker;
Quote:
You are only moving the System boot files from SysReserved into the Windows 7 partition so that it will boot on its own.

Using EasyBCD only partly does the job because the Recovery console is not written to F8 tools menu.

This is why I gave you the method which has worked successfully and completely countless times here in three years.

Just to check, reboot your computer now and tap the F8 key when you see the BIOS screen.
so i restored using the bcd backup and would rather use technical support problems still unsolved
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29 Jun 2013   #4

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Storage drive is showing as a System partition

How can I get System onto Windows 7 from the Storage?

http://i.imgur.com/staxhTX.png

Also Windows Explorer does not show the Storage drive is this because it has no Label I think so?
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29 Jun 2013   #5

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Mark the D: HD Drive INACTIVE
Partition - Mark as Inactive
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29 Jun 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

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As long as the bootmgr is on C, there is really no problem with an active D. It would only be a problem if D were first in the bootsequence because then you get a 'bootmgr missing'.
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29 Jun 2013   #7
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The correct method is always to mark target partition Active, unplug all other HDs to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until Windows 7 starts and holds the System Active flags.

After repair plug back in other HD's after Windows 7 HD making sure Windows 7 HD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup, mark any other Active partition Inactive.
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30 Jun 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As long as the bootmgr is on C, there is really no problem with an active D. It would only be a problem if D were first in the bootsequence because then you get a 'bootmgr missing'.
+1

There have been several recent posts about "active" vs "inactive" lately. That prompted me to look at my two drives.


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30 Jun 2013   #9
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As long as the bootmgr is on C, there is really no problem with an active D. It would only be a problem if D were first in the bootsequence because then you get a 'bootmgr missing'.
+1

There have been several recent posts about "active" vs "inactive" lately. That prompted me to look at my two drives.
This is incorrect based on everything we know here since before Windows 7 was even released. Only the OS boot partition should be marked Active to point the installer or repair utility to where the boot files are to be for install or repair. Any other partition marked Active is not only superfluous but can derail the boot files to it - plus it is absolutely unecessary as what reason could possibly exist to have a random non-bootable partition marked Active?

So you'd want to Mark D Partition as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
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30 Jun 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
As long as the bootmgr is on C, there is really no problem with an active D. It would only be a problem if D were first in the bootsequence because then you get a 'bootmgr missing'.
+1

There have been several recent posts about "active" vs "inactive" lately. That prompted me to look at my two drives.
This is incorrect based on everything we know here since before Windows 7 was even released. Only the OS boot partition should be marked Active to point the installer or repair utility to where the boot files are to be for install or repair. Any other partition marked Active is not only superfluous but can derail the boot files to it - plus it is absolutely unecessary as what reason could possibly exist to have a random non-bootable partition marked Active?

So you'd want to Mark D Partition as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
Greg, & be on Disk 0.
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