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Windows 7: 2 Hard Drives

14 Nov 2010   #21
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes it shows to be. The shutdown and bootup time is crazy fast on this SSD HD.


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14 Nov 2010   #22
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I need to catch some Zzzzzzzzzzzz's So I'll check this thread to see if you are having any problems tomorrow. Good Luck.
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14 Nov 2010   #23
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm not surprised everything is booting.
But I think if you pulled the sata cable on your drive D: (Disk 1) and just left the SSD connected you wouldn't boot.
I expect drive d: to appear in the BIOS boot list & it is working its way down the boot list to d: which is active and booting when both drives are connected.
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14 Nov 2010   #24
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

follow these steps to repair the boot up in this link it saves me typing it all in for you
How to (Really) fix Windows 7 boot problems
or use this tutorial MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
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14 Nov 2010   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'd hold tight for a little. Except the check I suggested is simple.
If the answer is no it doesn't boot, plug the other disk back in and we should move on from there.
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15 Nov 2010   #26
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

mjf,

So if I pull the SATA cable from D; and it does boot everything is OK?
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15 Nov 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

C will not boot on its own if it is not marked System Active. It is using the D drive to boot right now.

To make it fully independent, you need to recover the System MBR into C.

Mark C Active, Mark D Inactive, boot into the Win7 DVD repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the MBR to C.

Partition - Mark as Active
. Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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15 Nov 2010   #28
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi gregrocker,

I did what mjf said to do, unplug the SATA cable from the D drive, and it did not boot. I am not sure how to do what you suggested.

Thanks,
Casey
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15 Nov 2010   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

This is what I thought/new would happen. The gregrocker info will solve the problem and put the boot "stuff" now on D: onto C: allowing it to boot on its own.

PS: leave D: disconnected. When finished connect it and set it inactive.
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15 Nov 2010   #30
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 DVD, select Repair my Computer on Second screen, click through to Recovery Tools list to open a Command Line, follow the steps in the first tutorial to mark Win7 partition Active, then mark D Inactive. Partition - Mark as Active

If you need a visual image of what you are doing, burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Modify>Set to Active/Inactive. Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

After this is done, power down to unplug the D drive temporarily. Boot back into the DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts up. Startup Repair
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