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Windows 7: attempted to reinstall but gives gpt error, never had error before

28 May 2013   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you'll click the blue link it shows you how to do it.


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28 May 2013   #12
nakabaka

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Yes, it's still enabled, and here is the screenshot of the disk manager.


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28 May 2013   #13
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Because the other SSD wasn't unplugged as specified when you installed to C, the boot files for it were put on the System Reserved partition on the other SSD which is not correct.

To correct this mark C Active in Disk Mgmt, power down to unplug the other SSD, boot into Win7 installer System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts and C holds the System Active flags.

You can then plug back in the other HD making sure the SSD with C remains set to boot first in BIOS setup, mark System Reserved inactive to delete it in Disk Mgmt. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
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29 May 2013   #14
nakabaka

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Okay, that didn't work, so I completely re-did it from step one, making sure I unplugged the one drive before installing. Included is a screenshot of the resultant Disk Manager readout. Is this how it is supposed to appear? (Yes, the system drive is the 2nd one listed.) Also, yes, Legacy is still enabled.


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29 May 2013   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It would be better if the System SSD was in Disk0 if possible so that the boot files are not derailed to the preceding SSD if repairs or reinstall are done. But if you remember to unplug the other drive it's not an issue.

Otherwise having the OS on the same drive with its boot files is an improvement, yes.
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29 May 2013   #16
nakabaka

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Ok, then I'll redo it all one more time to be on the safe side. Thank you so much for the assistance.
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29 May 2013   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

There is no reason to do it over, just swap SSD cables.
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