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Windows 7: System won't boot from SSD, please help.

09 Jul 2011   #11
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

New post with screen shots. Post #9.


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09 Jul 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
New post with screen shots. Post #9.

Did you see my post #8?
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09 Jul 2011   #13
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
New post with screen shots. Post #9.

Did you see my post #8?
I was hoping your answer might change after seeing the screen shots. Is my only option at this point to completely unplug all other drives and do a clean reinstall on the SSD? Is there not a more user friendly way to sort this out?
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09 Jul 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you can delete the second Windows 7 (not default) entry at the boot tab of msconfig and you're happy with the way things are, that decision is entirely up to you, if it works (for you) don't fix it.

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09 Jul 2011   #15
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
If you can delete the second Windows 7 (not default) entry at the boot tab of msconfig and you're happy with the way things are, that decision is entirely up to you, if it works (for you) don't fix it.

Would do so allow me to reorder the drive paths and volume disk number assignments?
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09 Jul 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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Would do so allow me to reorder the drive paths and volume disk number assignments?

I'm not going to advise you on changing drive letters as that may break things.
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09 Jul 2011   #17
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Shoot. So, at this point, the best way to proceed, in order to have the SSD be Disk 0 / Drive C: is to do a clean install.

Assuming I do that, and the SSD is now the C: drive, what will happen when I plug in the HDD that used to be the C: drive? Will there be a conflict?

And if I delete the boot "profile" in msconfig, I assume I'll no longer be able to boot from the old HDD, right?
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09 Jul 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
Shoot. So, at this point, the best way to proceed, in order to have the SSD be Disk 0 / Drive C: is to do a clean install.

Assuming I do that, and the SSD is now the C: drive, what will happen when I plug in the HDD that used to be the C: drive? Will there be a conflict?

And if I delete the boot "profile" in msconfig, I assume I'll no longer be able to boot from the old HDD, right?
1. You would need to make sure the SSD is connected to the #1 SATA port of the motherboard and set as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive.

2. There will be no conflict as it's not "System Active" where boot files are stored.

3. You could leave it as the only HDD connected and mark it as active and do the 3 separate startup repairs to it so "System" boot files will be (re)created to that Windows 7 and you could use the method Greg posted to select which OS to boot at PC start up once the SSD is reconnected.
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09 Jul 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

You should have booted the installer to install to the SSD so that Win7 could claim the C drive whenever you are booted into it as intended, whether you're booted into the SSD or HD.

If you can live with the F letter on the SSD, then you can leave it. To remove the Dual Boot menu you're getting when it boots first in BIOS, install EasyBCD 2.02 to Delete the listings on Edit OS Menu tab.

Then to boot the HD via the BIOS, mark it Active, unplug the SSD, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until it writes the System Boot files to the HD Win7 and it starts. Then plug the SSD back in, set it first to boot. To boot HD use F8 Boot Menu key.

If you would rather have a Windows-managed Dual Boot menu, after deleting the listings in EasyBCD, add the HD Win7 by letter and type.
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10 Jul 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Physically disconnect the old HD.
Make the SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.

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Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Refit old Hd when Windiws 7 is booting OK.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
If you can delete the second Windows 7 (not default) entry at the boot tab of msconfig and you're happy with the way things are, that decision is entirely up to you, if it works (for you) don't fix it.

No need to REINSTALL.

Physically disconnect WD750, WD1500, & WD640.
&
delete the second Windows 7.

Also,The HD needs to be pluged in to the first SATA port on MOBO & first HD boot in BIOS.
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