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Windows 7: Incorrect System Drive, Startup Problems.

27 Sep 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Incorrect System Drive, Startup Problems.

Firstly, any help will be greatly appreciated :)

I am currently experiencing startup problems after reinstalling Windows 7. I reinstalled to my 120GB SSD, however noticed that startup was fairly slow. After looking at Disk Management, my System disk is not the SSD, but rather a 1TB HDD I have. I have tried solutions such as bootrec, however when I try to boot to my SSD, it gives me a GRUB RESCUE console. I assume this was left from a past Linux installation.

My goal is to remove GRUB from my SSD, and have my SSD as the system drive, to be able to boot into Windows 7 through it, as well as remove any of the system files from the HDD.

Additional Notes: My computer doesn't seem to have a 100% boot rate. It took 3 tries to boot into Windows, the first 2 attempts giving me grey screens. This can be temporarily fixed by system restoring, but after a day or two will come back.

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27 Sep 2016   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. How have you copied files to the SSD drive. You should be able to clone the drive to the SSD which will write all the files and the boot getting rid of grub
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27 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

Disconnect Disk 0, then, make sure Disk 1 is connected to Sata port #1 on the motherboard. You can confirm this by checking in the bios.

Then you`ll have to run the clean command to get rid of any Linux code, using your install dvd.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then you can install windows on your ssd.

After that you can reconnect your 1 TB drive, making sure it is connected to sata port #2 on the motherboard.

And always disconnect any other drives before installing windows, and this won`t happen.

After you have the 1 TB reinstalled make sure you mark it inactive, the system files should just magically disappear off that drive.

If Disk Management does not let you, install Partition Wizard to mark it inactive.
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28 Sep 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Won't this remove my existing files?
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