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Windows 7: Can't mark OS partition as Active

13 Nov 2010   #11
Pericles

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I guess I thought that, because the option to mark it as Active was blanked out, that I couldn't mark it as Active. But according to you all, the reason why it's blanked out is because it's already active. However, perhaps I also made some damage by deleting that other stuff? Would it be easier to just reformat my computer?


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13 Nov 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I guess I thought that, because the option to mark it as Active was blanked out, that I couldn't mark it as Active. But according to you all, the reason why it's blanked out is because it's already active. However, perhaps I also made some damage by deleting that other stuff? Would it be easier to just reformat my computer?
No need to reformat. Why go thru the hassle. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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the reason why it's blanked out is because it's already active
That's funny.
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13 Nov 2010   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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My computer boots perfectly fine as is. Is there any reason to do all this? I only use a single OS.
Now I am confused. In your disk management picture, C is marked as active. And if it boots, what seems to be the problem? We thought you had a boot problem.
EXACTLY!!
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