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Windows 7: Computer won't boot without Windows disk.

09 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Computer won't boot without Windows disk.

So I just built my computer a few days back and everything was fine until i screwed something up in disk management. I tinkered with what drives were marked as primary partition and now windows wont boot without the installation disk being in the drive. Any idea on how I can boot without the disc in the drive? Thanks.

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09 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Welcome serpexaflexa

Looks like you un-Hide your system reserved partition & assigned it a drive letter.

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09 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


You need to Mark your Partition F: as Active.

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09 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks guys. I'll try it out when I finish downloading something. I'll tell you if it helped
Edit: Loki kinda ruined it, BUT it ended up helping. I was unable to start windows with or without the drive when i set drive f to active, but i ended up using command prompt in the windows instillation screen. After that i set drive f to inactive and also drive C to inactive and it worked!
Thanks a lot guys.
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