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Windows 7: Backup c: drive only?

13 Apr 2011   #11
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well first i was told to download some Magic Partition Manager Software and burn to dvd i also noticed that post has been removed now. Then i was told to go into cmd and set d and f drives to inactive and told to restart pc. Now i can only start the pc by pressing ESC and asking the pc to boot from hard drive as it just asks to boot from cd otherwise. I'm tempted to say to hell with it unplug 2 'spare' drives and reinstall windows again in an attempt to fix it all.


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13 Apr 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If your dvdrom drive is first in bios boot menu - bios will attempt to boot any bootable cd/dvd that is in there.

As you are able to boot by selecting the HD - that suggests you have a bootable cd in the dvdrom drive.

Take it out.
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13 Apr 2011   #13
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes it was set to boot first so to clarify after doing the cmd's you posted everything should be fine and i dont need to use that program assuming i set dvd drive not to boot first obviously.
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13 Apr 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, exactly.

Bios will look at devices in the order they are listed - if there is nothing bootable - it looks at the next, etc.

When it finds something bootable - it will attempt to boot that and not look any further.

Ideally, you would have your win 7 HD first in bios boot order - saves bios looking at other devices.
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13 Apr 2011   #15
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ahh ok fair enough sorry if i got a little frustrated
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13 Apr 2011   #16
SIW2

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Computers can be frustrating - it's part of the fun.
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13 Apr 2011   #17
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Indeed thanks anyway i'll see if the backup works in the morning.
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13 Apr 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OriginalJ4Y View Post
Well first i was told to download some Magic Partition Manager Software and burn to dvd i also noticed that post has been removed now. Then i was told to go into cmd and set d and f drives to inactive and told to restart pc. Now i can only start the pc by pressing ESC and asking the pc to boot from hard drive as it just asks to boot from cd otherwise. I'm tempted to say to hell with it unplug 2 'spare' drives and reinstall windows again in an attempt to fix it all.
I am sorry. I was the culprit that mislead you. It was a misunderstanding on my part. When I discovered my mistake, I deleted the post to limit the damage. I had hoped that nobody had seen it yet, but apparently it was enough to mislead you. Really sorry for that.
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13 Apr 2011   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No harm done - he now has a copy of a very useful app.
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14 Apr 2011   #20
OriginalJ4Y

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok it's not fixed i checked bios to set hard disk as first boot priority but it was already set and cd/dvd drive as second yet im still getting the insert system disk whenever o start pc?

Ok scratch that i realised bios was set to boot the d: drive before c:. All fixed now but no wonder there was problems though. :P
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