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Windows 7: Trouble formatting

05 Aug 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Yep. I did. That is why it is marked as solved.

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05 Aug 2012   #22

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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05 Aug 2012   #23


Who said to format your Games drive? I said you moved your Win7 System boot files from XP to the Games drive by not first marking it Inactive as instructed.

The solution if you dont' want to reinstall Win7 correctly so that it is on C drive, is to mark all partitions except Win7 Inactive, mark Win7 Active, boot the installer to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times until it writes the System Boot files to Win7 partition where they belong.

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This whole thread is about formatting a drive. Did you get that done ?
The OP moved his System boot files off of the XP partition (so he could format it) to a Games HD. This is not only wrong, it is disastrously wrong. I am trying to help him correct this error caused by the steps not being followed exactly.
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05 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I didn't move any files. They just ended up there for some reason. Will Startup Repair move the system files off my games drive?
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05 Aug 2012   #25


Look at your first screenshot - the System flag is on the XP partition meaning it was booting Win7:

I gave you the steps if you didn't want to reinstall to move the System boot files to Win7 partition: by marking all other partitions except Win7 Inactive, keeping Win7 marked Active, unplugging XP HD to run Startup Repair three times.

You must have done this but without marking the other partitions Inactive, because in the second screenshot the System flag is on F:

To change this, mark all other partitions except Win7 Inactive: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums. Make sure Win7 partition remains marked Active.

Then boot the Win7 installer to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Let me know if you need me to type it out again.
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