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Windows 7: Windows 7 / XP install

19 Apr 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hovdog View Post
ill power off, plug them both in....boot from DVD, try the repair....

and restart....do i keep the DVD in the drive when I restart??

Yes.


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19 Apr 2010   #22
hovdog

Windows 7 / XP
 
 

oh my god.........you guys EFFING rock......lol

the command prompt stuff worked....
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19 Apr 2010   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



We're glad you found a solution that works for you, thanks for the update.
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19 Apr 2010   #24
hovdog

Windows 7 / XP
 
 

now how would i go about using that HDD again???

mostly I'd like to wipe it out and use for storage
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19 Apr 2010   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Simply set the drive to be the last to boot, in the BIOS.

Just make sure the Windows 7 drive is first, anyway.
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19 Apr 2010   #26
hovdog

Windows 7 / XP
 
 

first to boot after the CD/DVD correct?
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19 Apr 2010   #27
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sure, if you want. Personally, I have my hard drive set to be the first, because I often leave discs in my drive, and hate it when they automatically boot up.

It's just a matter of preference though. If the only time you have a bootable CD in the drive at bootup is when you want to boot from the CD, leave that to be the first.
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19 Apr 2010   #28
hovdog

Windows 7 / XP
 
 

sweet....i'm so hesitant to plug that other HDD in.....now that Windows 7 boots alright from this HDD


is there ANY way that plugging the other in, making sure it boots after the W7 HDD, can negatively affect my PC?
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19 Apr 2010   #29
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I agree with JK, I have my HD set to boot first. If I run into trouble and need to boot from a CD, it is a simple matter to change it.
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19 Apr 2010   #30
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suppose the extra drive connected uses more power, and may slow down boot times a little, but there is no danger.

This is not a dangerous situation you are in. If anything goes wrong, just change the setting back again. Not like flashing a BIOS...
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