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Windows 7: Double windows 7 option when booting.

14 Apr 2013   #11

64 bit Windows 7 Home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can leave it however you want, but it`s not right.

As Greg mentioned C (disk 1) should be plugged into sata port 1 on the motherboard. The 1 TB drive should be unplugged and the system files should be written to to C drive using startup repair. You can then plug the 1 TB drive back into sata port 2. Then you could delete the system reserved partition if you wanted to.
Alright, just wanted to make sure there was no major problems that can happen. I'll be dusting out my computer soon, so I will definitely make sure to do this. Thanks for the help guys!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2013   #12


Did I just completely waste my time writing out these steps for you? Is there some reason you'd ask for help here and then ignore customized steps that were written out for you based upon what has worked for countless thousands of others since before Win7 was even released? It's maddening!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug Disk0 and plug its cable into C HD so Win7 is in Disk0.

Boot into Win7 DVD or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
until Win7 boots and C is marked System Active.

Now you can plug the other HD back in, making sure Win7 remains HD first to boot in BIOS setup. Mark the System Reserved partition Inactive, then Delete it in Disk Mgmt: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If the ghost listing remains on Windows Boot Manager delete any extra listing in msconfig>Boot tab. If no extra listing is there, install EasyBCD to delete the extra listing on Edit OS Menu tab. EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required)
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14 Apr 2013   #13

64 bit Windows 7 Home premium

No, you didn't waste time. I said I'm going to do it, I just don't have the time right now to take apart my computer... I'm grateful you took the time to help me, but right now my college work is more important, and I need my computer on to get it done. I apologize if it seems like I'm ignoring you, but I'm not. I have it all written down, and I will apply this fix when I take my computer out for dusting this week.
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14 Apr 2013   #14


Keep us posted.
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19 Apr 2013   #15

64 bit Windows 7 Home premium

It worked! I took my computer out today to clean it, and followed your instructions. Its working just fine now with no errors after 4 reboots.
Thank you very much for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #16


The reason you were to swap Disk 0 cable to C is so that it would be in the first HD slot. It should remain there so that reinstalling to C will not derail the System boot files again to D, since the installer will often place another HD's Win7 System boot files on the first Primary partition in order.

If you swap the cables or disks now make sure C is set first HD to boot in BIOS setup.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #17

64 bit Windows 7 Home premium

Oops... I forgot to set the BIOS options, but I did switch the position of the cords. I had to unplug them from the motherboard and switch them because the one for my SSD is a SATA 3 the others are not. I will do the BIOS thing on my next restart. Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #18


If not possible to have the OS drive in Disk0 slot be sure to unplug the HD that is there during any repairs or reinstalls to avoid derailling boot files to first Primary partition.

You can also set all preceding partitions to the OS partition as Logical so this cannot happen: How to set partition as Primary or Logical. Logical is best for data partitions anyway.
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