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Windows 7: New SSD - Questions

12 Apr 2011   #51
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

So post up the Disk mgmt screenie so we can see if everything looks good.


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12 Apr 2011   #52
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

I apologise, I meant the option for the boot from drive, not windows boot manager. Was thinking of something else while typin that... It actually did bring up the HDD and DVD etc.

Attached is the requested capture of the disk management

C: is WIN7, D: is XP, E: and F: are both for data as well as the Lacie being backup/data.


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12 Apr 2011   #53
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's a concern that XP partition is not marked System drive, meaning it doesn't have it's own boot files but is booting off the Win7 System HD. It's possible this is incorrectly marked.

Try unplugging the Win7 HD to see if XP will boot when triggered using the F8 Boot Menu key. If so then it has its boot files and is good to go.

Then test again that both HD's will boot in IDE mode when Win7 is plugged back in, set to boot first, and XP is booted via F8.
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12 Apr 2011   #54
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Greg, would it be possible to disable the SSD Win7 drive in bios and do as suggested, or must the PCI-e card be pulled out to do so?
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12 Apr 2011   #55
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post
FFSakes.... I found this regarding the Animated startup screen

<<<You can also check System Configuration (start, run, msconfig) and go to the Boot Tab, make sure No GUI Boot is not checked (un-checked).>>>

How and why mine was checked I have no Idea. Maybe my kid was playing around in there???

Well Greg, It seems if I leave the bios in IDE, I can boot into both OS.

What a freaking waste of everyones time...

I am so sorry for this... I have no idea as to why it would work this way, but it does!
Right I thought I pointed that out.
Once you enable AHCI in Win 7 and then switch back IDE Win 7 will still boot.
I found that out by accident. But you may find the SSD a little slower in IDE mode
Glad you got it all working.
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12 Apr 2011   #56
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Me 2 Shootlist, me 2 :) And thanks for your input!

All i know is the SSD still flies... I am typing this from XP and man things are slow in here on the HDD!
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12 Apr 2011   #57
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post
Greg, would it be possible to disable the SSD Win7 drive in bios and do as suggested, or must the PCI-e card be pulled out to do so?
Check in BIOS if your PCIe cards can be individually disabled.
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12 Apr 2011   #58
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

ok, off to try!
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12 Apr 2011   #59
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post
Greg, would it be possible to disable the SSD Win7 drive in bios and do as suggested, or must the PCI-e card be pulled out to do so?
Greg may no more but I would think you would have to remove the card. If it was just a SSD you could pull the SATA cable. But since it is plugged into the mother board I don't think there is a way to stop it. Unless your BIOS allows you to disable the PCI-e ports and specifically each port independently. Otherwise you might lose your video. The video is plugged into a PCI-e port.
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12 Apr 2011   #60
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, be sure not to disable your video card.
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