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Windows 7: which hard drive is windows booting from?

29 Mar 2011   #1
comfused

Windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 
which hard drive is windows booting from?

I just got done building my first computer! (12 gb ddr3 ram, i7 950, WD 1T HDD, 128gb SSD sata 3, radeon HD 6950) and I'm trying to figure out which drive windows 7 is booting from?




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29 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

disk 1, however the boot partition is on disk 0, this is done for hardware reasons, as some systems will not see the bootmgr unless it's located on disk 0. This is a physical identification based on where the disk is plugged into the motherboard.
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29 Mar 2011   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not really.

It is booting from Disk0 - you can change it if you like.

Just mark your C partition Active - use disk Management or a 3rd party partition app. = PW free is pretty good.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/

Then mark the 100mb system reserved partition Inactive - you will need to use Diskpart ( command line ) or a 3rd party partitioner - PW again.

Boot the 7 installation/recovery disc and run startup repair - probably need 3 runs.

If you can't be bothered with startup repair - it is quicker to open a command prompt and type:

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

then press enter.

Reboot - you're done.
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29 Mar 2011   #4
comfused

Windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 

so to make it iniactive....
command prompt
diskpart
list disk
select 0?
inactive
exit

will this not make my second hdd inactive aswell?
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29 Mar 2011   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Give the 100mb a drive letter in Disk Management e.g. S

Then from cmd prmpt

diskpart
sel vol S
inact
exi
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29 Mar 2011   #6
comfused

Windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 

once i do this, will i be reinstalling windows 7?
how do i make sure it goes on the ssd this time?
why under disk 1 (in comp mgmt) does it say Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary partion) but the sys reserve is disk 0?

thanks
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29 Mar 2011   #7
comfused

Windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 

i tried diskpart....but


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29 Mar 2011   #8
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't need to reinstall 7.

Do the commands in the earlier post.

Restart.

That's all.

There is no select disk in my earlier post - just do it exactly as written. Press Enter after each one.

diskpart ( you know how to do that )

sel vol S ( assuming you assigned S to the 100mb in Disk Management, or B if that is the letter you gave it.)

act

exi.

It's not hard.

BTW - looks like a great rig you built.
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29 Mar 2011   #9
comfused

Windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 

this is what i got


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29 Mar 2011   #10
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't know why you are typing select disk.
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