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Windows 7: Windows Cannot

11 Jun 2011   #11
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got it working. double checked order of SATA and then change boot priority from original:
74GB Raptor (Primary)
500GB WD (Back up HDD)
1TB WD (Storage)

To:
500GB WD (Back up HDD)
74GB Raptor (Primary)
1TB WD (Storage)

And on boot it went to a restore point and loaded windows after like 10min and now appears to be fixed

Thanks for everyones help.


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11 Jun 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

So you have
500gb pluged in to Sata 1 port
74gb pluged in to Sata 2 port
1tb pluged in to Sata 3 port
is that right?
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11 Jun 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

It sounds wrong to have the System Boot files on the Backup HD. They should be on the Win7 HD.

Can you post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings showing all columns, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We can look it over for you.
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11 Jun 2011   #14
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

500gb pluged in to Sata 2 port
74gb pluged in to Sata 1 port
1tb pluged in to Sata 3 port
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11 Jun 2011   #15
cgbozz37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think this is what your looking for


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11 Jun 2011   #16
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cgbozz37 View Post
I think this is what your looking for
Cable set up is
74gb pluged in to Sata 1 port
1tb pluged in to Sata 2 port
500gb pluged in to Sata 3 port
&
boot from 500gb pluged in to Sata 3 port


Did you have your old OS on the 500gb HD?
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11 Jun 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Storage drive must have been in one of the lower number slots and marked Active which caused the System boot files to be placed on it. This is not correct and makes your Win7 bootable only if Storage is connected and working.

Best to move the System boot files to Win7 as they should be.

Set Win7 HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive.

Boot the Win7 DVD or Repair CD, Use Diskpart to mark D Inactive. Partition - Mark as Active Method Two

Then from the DVD/Repair CD System Recovery Options run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts and System flag is now on C.

If this fails you may need to power down to unplug D while the Repairs are run.

You can also use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to have a graphical picture of the HD's: rightclick on D to Modify>Set Inactive, OK. Now highlight the Win7 HD and from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply all Steps. This may preclude the need to run the Repairs.

Make sure Win7 HD remains first HD to boot and marked Active throughout.
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11 Jun 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi greg
BIOS boot order may be out aswell.
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11 Jun 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cgbozz37, welcome to Seven Forums!


Power down and disconnect all but the Windows OS HDD and make sure it is set as the first boot device after the CD/DVD drive and do the 3 separate startup repairs to (re)create the "System" system volume boot files to the OS drive, as it's already Active that part will be unnecessary.

When it's booting independently you can power down and reconnect the HDDs back.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Then use Option Two #2 to mark the non-OS HDDs Inactive from an elevated command window.
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