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Windows 7: W7/Linux Mint dual boot upgade

12 May 2011   #31
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm going to step out for now, as I think I'mprobably confusing you. Fix the HDD problem first, then I'll weigh back in


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12 May 2011   #32
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hang on I have an pdf manual. You mean the actual physical port on the mobo.?
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12 May 2011   #33
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Im assuming you have lost the ability to dual boot too?
Yup. That failed last night. As I said above it wouldn't boot so I took it off in easyBCD.
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12 May 2011   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hang on I have an pdf manual. You mean the actual physical port on the mobo.?


Yes connect the Windows 7 HDD to the #1 SATA port of the mobo and set it as the first boot device in the main PC BIOS.

Leave all the other HDDs disconnected for now.
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12 May 2011   #35
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Here's a pic of the mobo layout. As I say I believe that the uppermost drive in the case is the W7 one. This morning I disconnected the other 2 and it finally booted.
The Sata cable from that drive is coming form either sata 2 or sata 3.


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12 May 2011   #36
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm not sure I can do that the BIOS is not really behaving itself.
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12 May 2011   #37
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I just sent you a PM, I have to go out for a while and will be back after bit.
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12 May 2011   #38
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'll try. Hopefully be back shortly.
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12 May 2011   #39
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. Thanks for your help
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12 May 2011   #40
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I've now disconnected all my drives and then put the W7 drive in what should be sata port1.
It's not very clear which is 1 and which is 0 as they are on top of each other so it depends how you look at the diagram.
I notice it says disk 0. Does this mean I've got the wrong port?
Anyway, it has booted ok and I've left the other two drives unconnected as you suggest.
I notice that at boot, when the boot screen comes up it now only has Windows 7 (obviously) however if I try to choose this by pressing enter on the keyboard nothing happens. I have to wait. I'm sure pressing enter resulted in instant action previously.
I also now know which is the 500GB drive and the other 1TB drive.

I'll wait for you to get back before experimenting any further. I think it's me bumbling around that has caused this snafu.

Thanks to you both for your input, John


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