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Windows 7: Boot from Mirror (Dynamic Disk)

07 May 2010   #1
kenny782

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail
 
 
Boot from Mirror (Dynamic Disk)

Okay I converted my boot disk to dynamic, and a secondary drive to dynamic.
I added a mirror, it synched up and now I have a mirror set... lol

How do I add a boot option to boot from the mirror if needed?
I knew how to do this in XP/2003 with the boot.ini

I've tried system properties and msconfig, I can't find anyplace to set it up.

Why Microsoft didn't just make this an option in disk management years ago I'll never know...

Thanks,

Kenny


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26 Jun 2010   #2
Biornus

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm having the same problem. My boot partition is mirrored, but I can only boot from my first drive (not the second drive that I mirrored to). Strange that Windows doesn't automatically make the second drive bootable when you create a mirror of your boot partition.

I've gotten as far as btdedit, but still haven't figured out what needs to be done.
BCDEDIT - How to Use

Thanks,
Bjorn
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26 Jun 2010   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Give Easy BCD Beta 2.0 a try, makes it much easier. You can/should backup the settings before making any changes. Note that this DOES NOT backup the MBR. You can use a program like MBRFix to do this.
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