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Windows 7: Wrong Drive Is System Active?

05 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Wrong Drive Is System Active?

I have a main drive, drive C, with its affiliated system volume Drive G. I installed and formatted a second drive, Drive E. It's affiliated system drive is Drive F. this drive says it's "system active." shouldn't the G Drive be system active?

I think this is causing a problem for me when trying to clone drive c onto drive E. it says drive F is in use and cannot proceed.

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05 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

What is a affiliated system drive ?

If you installed and formatted a new drive it should only have 1 partition.

Post a shot of disk management.
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05 Mar 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The drive that contains the bootmgr must be active. If you change that, your system will not boot unless you copy the bootmgr and change the BIOS boot order. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
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06 Mar 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and explain what is on each partition. We will give you the steps to see that WIn7 is booted correctly.
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