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Windows 7: Cant boot from the right HDD.

03 Apr 2011   #1
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Cant boot from the right HDD.

Ok the problem iam having is i am not really sure how the sata drives work, i know ide's but sata's i dont quite understand. my system is home built and i just added 2 more harddrives for a total of 4 and they are as follows: WD320Gig IDE this HDD has the operating system on it. WD320Gig SATA, this drive holds my backed up programs. WD160Gig SATA, this one holds my Documents. WD 80Gig SATA this one holds music and movies. the problem iam having is when the comp boots up i have to keep changing the boot selector to boot from the WD320 "IDE" drive all the time otherwise the comp does not boot up. i tried to change the settings in the bios but it doenst work for me, i am assuming i am doing something wrong can somebody point me in the right direction. Thanks In Advance.


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03 Apr 2011   #2
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome toughguy5

I think there you will have to set the jumpers for both IDE Drives. Set the Jumper (Pins) to Master on WD320GB (Operating System) IDE than set the jumper on 2nd WD320GB IDE to Slave. Both SATA HDD's would not have any jumpers settings so just plug them in. From Bio's try Reset to Defaults and restart computer and see if this works. Im not sure about the exact settings either coz i have not used several drives at same time.
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03 Apr 2011   #3
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughguy5 View Post
i tried to change the settings in the bios but it doesn't work for me,
Hi toughguy and welcome to the forum

When you tried to change the setting in the BIOS did you save the changes?
or are you asking for help to make the changes??
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03 Apr 2011   #4
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
Welcome toughguy5

I think there you will have to set the jumpers for both IDE Drives. Set the Jumper (Pins) to Master on WD320GB (Operating System) IDE than set the jumper on 2nd WD320GB IDE to Slave. Both SATA HDD's would not have any jumpers settings so just plug them in. From Bio's try Reset to Defaults and restart computer and see if this works. Im not sure about the exact settings either coz i have not used several drives at same time.

thanks Boogieboy but this didnt work, do i need to set up a raid configuration?
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03 Apr 2011   #5
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughguy5 View Post
i tried to change the settings in the bios but it doesn't work for me,
Hi toughguy and welcome to the forum

When you tried to change the setting in the BIOS did you save the changes?
or are you asking for help to make the changes??
thanks pooch, yes i did save the changes and they are correct in the bios, but i have to hit F12 everytime to make the comp boot off the WD320 Ide drive to boot into windows, Do i need to set up a Raid config to use the sata drives?
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03 Apr 2011   #6
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughguy5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughguy5 View Post
i tried to change the settings in the bios but it doesn't work for me,
Hi toughguy and welcome to the forum

When you tried to change the setting in the BIOS did you save the changes?
or are you asking for help to make the changes??
thanks pooch, yes i did save the changes and they are correct in the bios, but i have to hit F12 everytime to make the comp boot off the WD320 Ide drive to boot into windows, Do i need to set up a Raid config to use the sata drives?
No that would not be what you are trying to do
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03 Apr 2011   #7
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just a thought, if you have enough space to back up you data and free up a SATA drive you could copy / clone your C drive onto a SATA disc 80 gig should be plenty and it will also sort your start up problems
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03 Apr 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you get to here in the bios,

Cant boot from the right HDD.-bootorder.png

does it open a new screen that allows you to choose which hard drive to set as the boot drive?

Also for the boot order if you haven't try setting it as follows,

1. Hard Disk
2. CDROM
3. Disabled (assuming you don't have a floppy drive)


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03 Apr 2011   #9
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
When you get to here in the bios,

Attachment 147187

does it open a new screen that allows you to choose which hard drive to set as the boot drive?

Also for the boot order if you haven't try setting it as follows,

1. Hard Disk
2. CDROM
3. Disabled (assuming you don't have a floppy drive)
Thanks Stormy13, i have done this too and when it reboots i get the BOOTMGR thing and then i hit ctrl =alt =del button, now that i think about it when i reinstalled windows 3 days ago it said during this install windows took about 100 meg to write some file was it the MBR? could that be the problem?
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04 Apr 2011   #10
toughguy5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

ok, here is a new problem, if i reboot the comp without the windows 7 cd in the drive i get this error BOOTMGR IS MISSING, IF I PUT THE WIN 7 CD IN THE DRIVE and reboot i am in windows. WTF is going on here????!!!! i need help.....................
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