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Windows 7: Fouled up third drive installation

10 Jun 2012   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I assume you successfully clean installed Windows to the new drive with the other drive disconnected.

Can you successfully boot from the new hard drive with the new installation when no other hard drive is connected?

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management with all drives connected.

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10 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

I sucessfully installed Windows on the new drive with the other drives disconnected and it does boot from the new drive when no other drives are connected.


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10 Jun 2012   #13


Why are you posting screenshots in Word documents? When you use the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, it saves and attaches in the correct format.

In the last screenshot you are booted into the old Win7 as shown by the Boot flag on it, but it is booting off System boot files on the new install. You need to select the other boot menu listing to boot into the new install, or set the 1tb HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

Then you can delete the old install partition in Disk Mgmt once you're sure you have everything off of it's partition. You may need to mark it Inactive first: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums. It should take it's boot listing with it, but if not type msconfig in Start Search box to delete the extra boot listing on Boot tab.

Make sure now that 1tb HD is set as first HD to boot in BIOS setup.
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10 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

"Why are you posting screenshots in Word documents?" Because I don't know any better, but I do now Also there is that option when I was uploading.

I will try your suggestion, thanks
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10 Jun 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

Thanks gregrocker that worked a treat Now transferring and downloading the software I need. Thanks also to
ignatzatsonic for your help earlier.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2012   #16


Glad it helped. Which steps were required?

Let us know if you need anything else.

You can mark the thread Solved at top.
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