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Windows 7: Upgrading my hard drive

19 Oct 2010   #31
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dimz View Post
Its worked now guys thanks alot all of you. Basically i put imy windows install disk and clicked on repair my system and it said an error has been detected would you like fix it and i clicked yes and now the ITB hard drive is my main one. Thanks for taking the time to bother to try and help me.
well done


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19 Oct 2010   #32
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.



The best thing to do is to mark the other HDDs as "Inactive" so they will not cause future issues; have a look at the snip below for how to that; it has to be done from an elevated command prompt be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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19 Oct 2010   #33
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

THis is what my drive map looks li8ke now and what "my computer looks like now


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19 Oct 2010   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You need to do the steps in my post #32 above to finish up.
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19 Oct 2010   #35
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks bare foot kid
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19 Oct 2010   #36
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
thanks bare foot kid


My pleasure.
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19 Oct 2010   #37
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You need to do the steps in my post #32 above to finish up.
Thanks man im all done
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19 Oct 2010   #38
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
You need to do the steps in my post #32 above to finish up.


Hello dimz, have you seen this above?
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19 Oct 2010   #39
gregrocker

 



If you look at the screenshot you will see that the new 1tb cloned C HD is not marked "System" which means it doesn't have the ability to boot on it's own yet. It is using the H drive to boot.

If you want to remove the H drive, you will need to plug C into its cable or else set C as first HD to boot in BIOS setup. Then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until C becomes the System Active HD.

Before doing this I would follow the steps in BareFootKid's link to mark "Inactive" the HD's which are not needed to boot.

Are you keeping H plugged in for a reason? Is it a Dual Boot with another OS? You have not said exactly. We have to assume it is the original HD you cloned over to C:
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19 Oct 2010   #40
dimz

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post


If you look at the screenshot you will see that the new 1tb cloned C HD is not marked "System" which means it doesn't have the ability to boot on it's own yet. It is using the H drive to boot.

If you want to remove the H drive, you will need to plug C into its cable or else set C as first HD to boot in BIOS setup. Then boot the Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until C becomes the System Active HD.

Before doing this I would follow the steps in BareFootKid's link to mark "Inactive" the HD's which are not needed to boot.

Are you keeping H plugged in for a reason? Is it a Dual Boot with another OS? You have not said exactly. We have to assume it is the original HD you cloned over to C:
I had a brief post which said precisely the same thing before deleting it assuming it would be ignored (not part of the club!).
H is a dual boot running windows XP. I'm planning on formatting it and using it as another extra storage hard drive. But when i try to format it it won't let me
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