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Windows 7: PC shows 2 "system" partitions/drives to install Windows 7. Help

29 May 2015   #11
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

Dear All,

thanks for answers!


As i promised, here is the screenshot:


So there I see (im a noob) my SSD (60GB) with "boot" word, and A disk (just a simple hdd) with "System" word

AND

both active - )

here is another thingy:



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29 May 2015   #12
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

So there I see (im a noob) my SSD (60GB) with "boot" word, and A disk (just a simple hdd) with "System" word

AND

both active - )
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29 May 2015   #13
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

delete
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29 May 2015   #14
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

delete
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29 May 2015   #15
gregrocker

 

Mark Disk1 System Reserved Partition Active, power down to unplug all other hard drives, swap Disk0 cable to Win7 drive so it is in safest first position.

Boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and System Reserved is marked System Active partition.

When you plug back in other drives make sure new WIn7 drive remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.

Then either move the data off to wipe former A drive with Diskpart Clean Command
to get it cleanest, then repartition in Disk Mgmt with a higher drive letter, or mark it Inactive so it can't interfere even though boot code will remain on it until it is wiped: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
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29 May 2015   #16
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Mark Disk1 System Reserved Partition Active, power down to unplug all other hard drives, swap Disk0 cable to Win7 drive so it is in safest first position.

Boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and System Reserved is marked System Active partition.

When you plug back in other drives make sure new WIn7 drive remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.

Then either move the data off to wipe former A drive with Diskpart Clean Command
to get it cleanest, then repartition in Disk Mgmt with a higher drive letter, or mark it Inactive so it can't interfere even though boot code will remain on it until it is wiped: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

swap Disk0 cable to Win7 drive so it is in safest first position. - sorry for a stupid question - what exactly do u mean - get SSD higher, so to say, so that the pc catches him first?
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29 May 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

OS is best in first disk position so future repairs or reinstalls dont derail boot files to first Primary partition.

If a faster port is available for SSD then ignore that but be sure to unplug all other disks before future reinstalls.

Is the yellow striped Dynamic Disk more than one hard drives spanned together?
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29 May 2015   #18
Bewitcher

Win7 x64 ultimate (2009 setup), iCore 5, gforece gtx 970
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
OS is best in first disk position so future repairs or reinstalls dont derail boot files to first Primary partition.

If a faster port is available for SSD then ignore that but be sure to unplug all other disks before future reinstalls.

Is the yellow striped Dynamic Disk more than one hard drives spanned together?
Hi!)

took me a while to do everything cuz I thought it would be wise to clean my pc)))

Please , could you have a quick look at what my disk manager shows now?

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29 May 2015   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You still don`t have your ssd on sata port #1

Your System Reserved Partition should not have a letter. (Actually it can now be deleted)

Disk 0, why is it still Dynamic ?

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Ask any questions you have
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29 May 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

You must have not marked the new System Reserved partition Active because otherwise the System flag would be on that partition and not C. But having it on C is OK. I'd delete System Reserved in Disk Mgmt.

The OS drive obviously is not in Disk0 position, so if possible I'd swap cables with the old PC hard drive to see if that will move the new OS drive to Disk0. Make sure it remains set as first drive to boot in BIOS setup.

Also if you have room to move the data off the old OS hard drive, I would wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command and then repartition it in Disk Mgmt to get it cleanest, then move the data back on. Otherwise you should delete its old System Reserved partition, and convert the drive from Dynamic to Basic following only Option One (non-destructive conversion) in Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

I'd also look over the steps, tools and methods in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which compiles everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here, and which has been followed by 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint. If you do this you will learn a lot about your PC and Win7, and have the best install possible in the world today.
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