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Windows 7: Bootmgr file located in different hard disk

26 Feb 2013   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

To ADD a drive letter to the System Reserved partition :

Right-click on the System Reserved partition inside Disk Management and select Change Drive Letter and Paths... from the pop-up menu.

If you want to see if the System Reserved is hidden ? Open up Diskpart .

Click type CMD right click on CMD choose run as administrator
Type DiskPart
Type select disk 0
Type list partition
Now, select the hidden partition
Type select partition 1
Type detail partition and verify that it is hidden. ( if hidden the set ID would be 17 )
Set the type of the hidden partition to 07.
Type set id = 07 override
If everything goes ok, you will receive the following message “Diskpart successfully set the partition ID.“
All done. Type Exit to close DiskPart.

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26 Feb 2013   #32
Microsoft MVP


Hold on!

What evidence do you have that the bootmgr is on F? The flags are all correct on your WIn7 drive showing that the System Active boot files are on System Reserved partition while you're booted into C which holds its own page file.

The fact that F is marked Active is incorrect but no evidence that it holds the bootmgr and even if it has boot files on it these are not booting C since we know that the System partition boots the OS, signified by the System flag.

So, again, what evidence do you have that the bootmgr is on F and even if such a file is there what does this possibly have to do with how your Win7 is now being booted by System Reserved on C drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2013   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thinksloth View Post
Hello i am new to this forum and seek for help.

I have 2 physical disk, when fresh install windows 7 both disk are connected to computer. Today i find that the "bootmgr" is placed on second drive, while the system installed on first drive.

I am afraid if i remove second drive, it cant boot the windows. Do any way to solve this? Please give me an advice.

Here you go the " evidence " . This is from his 1st post . We could also double check with a command prompt have dir F:\

Click type in CMD once CMD comes up under Programs (1) hit < ENTER > in the command prompt windows enter this command and press < ENTER >

Dir F:\

See if you have boot folder and BOOTMGR listed .

You don't need to run as administrator to run the command .
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Feb 2013   #34
Microsoft MVP


It doesn't matter if there are boot files on F. It is not booting C. We can see clearly that System Reserved is booting C since it's labeled System and Active. This is the only evidence that matters.

I concur that the other HD's should be unplugged to see if Win7 boots, as it should if the flags are correct.
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