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Windows 7: Finding the MBR and moving it to another hard drive to add new hhd

24 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional 64bit
Finding the MBR and moving it to another hard drive to add new hhd

So I have 4 hard drives and a SSD at the moment, but i'm trying to add 3tb hdd in place of another old smaller drive.

Problem: When I installed windows I had 3 drives plugged in so some how it put the MBR on one hard drive and my windows on another. Now when I unplug one hard drive to add my new one my computer says there are no bootable devices. Is there a way to maybe move it to my ssd with my new windows on it? or Make a new one?

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24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I think the easiest way to solve your issue is to use your Windows DVD to repair the SSD drive. If you want that to be the booable system drive, unplug all other hard drives and then repair the SSD.
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25 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1

Startup Repair

As DeaconFrost mentioned unplug all your other drives so only the SSD is online and then follow the steps outlined in the tutorial above.

Note: You may have to run start up repair up to 3 times before the Windows installation on your SSD holds the system flag and will boot on its own.
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