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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot after removing a hard drive.

16 Jun 2010   #11
pvliii

Windows 7 Unltimate x64
 
 

Ok we're all set. SIW2 - Your post worked great once I could get Windows booted. I'll be adding that tool to my thumb drive for the future.

Is there a way to mark this thread as solved?


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16 Jun 2010   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is sispar still on your HD ?


Click the little red triangle top rt of your post and request mark as solved.
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16 Jun 2010   #13
pvliii

Windows 7 Unltimate x64
 
 

Yes, I still have the zip file.
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16 Jun 2010   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Where did you d/l it to?

What do you have on your thumb drive - do you have a bootable winpe 3 ?
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16 Jun 2010   #15
pvliii

Windows 7 Unltimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Where did you d/l it to?

What do you have on your thumb drive - do you have a bootable winpe 3 ?
My C drive.

No no, I was saying that I'm going to add it to the collection of utilities I have on my thumb drive. I work in IT, so I'm sure I'll have a need for it some time in the future.
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07 Jan 2011   #16
Haegej

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry to resurrect this thread from June, but I have (I believe) the same problem...

Assembled my setup this past summer, with the following configuration:

1. 1TB Seagate HDD in the Sata2_0 port
2. 500GB Samsung HDD in Sata2_1 port

3. Installed Win7 on the 500GB HDD

4. The Seagate is failing, so I wanted to remove it and replace it. Upon removal, I cannot boot into Win7 at all, even though it's setup in the BIOS to check the Samsung, etc.

So, I'm assuming I'm in the same boat where since the Seagate was in the higher priority position, and thus it's needed for booting.

I don't have access to my Win7 cd right now, but I was wondering if there was still a way to fix the problem, without it, using a similar strategy as presented in this thread?

I appreciate any help anyone here can offer, thank you very much!
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09 Jan 2011   #17
Haegej

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone?
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