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23 Jul 2010   #11
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This is why all other HD's should be unplugged during install. You apparently didn't notice that it had set up 100mb Sys Reserved partition on first HD and selected second one for install.

Do you actually need the 100mb System Reserved partition? It places the Repair console on F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu and is used for Bitlocker encryption. It is also useful if you plan to have a Dual Boot.

If you need the 100mb then reinstall with only one HD plugged in and format using installer.

If not, then unplug DISK0, swap its cable to DISK1 or set DISK1 as first HD to boot (after DVD drive) then mark WIn7 active using Diskpart from installer Command Line, next select Repair to click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the System MBR to Win7.

You can then plug the other HD back in to delete 100mb and reformat.

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23 Jul 2010   #12

Win7 Pro 64bit
Right on profdlp

Always install Windows with only one drive connected. It will always turn out to
be primary and C:. And, never have those nasty USB multiple slots connected
when you are installing. Once installed, reconnect all the other stuff.
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