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Windows 7: I have 2 W7s on 1 drive. I want the logical drive to stay........

19 Jul 2015   #21

Windows 7 64 Home Premium

Sorted !
Remembered to get DualBootPro to reinstall W7 boot loaders on both drives.

All I needed to be reminded of was marking a partition as "active" and assigning a drive letter in Disk Management.
Thanks for that. I know we get a lot of great unpaid for advice here, and I'm grateful.

The final disk management attachment is here too

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19 Jul 2015   #22


Audio is not booted or it would be labeled Boot. You are booted into OS C: as signified by the Boot label, with the System label telling us C partition is booting itself. There is still no evidence Audio is even bootable. Can you boot it? If so then we're still waiting for the DIsk Mgmt screenshot.

You must have told True Image to change the image to a Primary partition since we see no Logical now. That's fine. But did you also tell it to use Auto drive letter so that it boots as C like it should since no one wants an OS to boot as another letter? If not then I would do it over.

In addition did you tell it to copy Track0 and MBR to the other drive so it starts up bootable?

There is no reason to use a Boot manager if you're intending to get rid of the old drive. You want the new one bootable on its own. If you want to boot the old one, use the one-time BIOS Boot manager key after setting the preferred hard drive to boot first in BIOS setup. If you don't like booting via the BIOS then install EasyBCD to the primary OS to add the other one, not some obscure boot manager we never hear about here.

Let's see if we can make Audio bootable. Power down to unplug the old C drive.

Boot into the Win7 disk or System Repair Disk
to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times no matter what it reports to see if the Audio WIn7 will start.

If not reimage or clone it from C to the SSD after deleting the partition first. This time direct it to be a Primary partition, Auto drive letter selected, and include MBR and Track 0. This should cause the image to start up when you trigger its hard drive or unplug the source drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2015   #23

Windows 7 64 Home Premium

Audio Disk Management as requested.
Both drives now offering me a choice when installed, and booting on their own if I remove one of them/

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20 Jul 2015   #24


We know that AUdio drive is booted because of the label Boot. However if it was using its own boot files there would also be a System label which signifies that a drive is booting the OS presently booted. In this case the System flag is on the old C drive upon which it is dependent at least when C is plugged in.

This might be because C drive was set first to boot in BIOS so that the boot manager on C was used to choose Audio drive. Try booting the Audio hard drive by setting it first in BIOS setup or as first hard drive, or by using the BIOS Boot Menu key if it offers choice of hard drives. Does Audio get labeled System when you know you've triggered it's hard drive to boot?

If not to resolve this, power down to unplug C, boot into Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Audio boots on its own and holds the System flag. To be correct it needs to be labeled at least System Active Boot.

I would uninstall the boot manager crapware which is possibly causing problems. Set the new Win7 SSD to boot first in BIOS, trigger the other one to boot using BIOS one-time Boot Menu key. If you don't like this then install EasyBCD to Audio to easily add the old drive to a Boot Menu. Easy has made this easy in tens of thousands of cases here so why use another?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jul 2015   #25

Windows 7 64 Home Premium

Audio Drive Manager up again. Booting on it's own. Uninstalled DualBoot Pro (made no difference to C. Still offering me the choice of both), ran repair three times.

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21 Jul 2015   #26


Looks good.

As long as you unplugged C during repairs then it should also still be bootable on its own and labeled System Active when Booted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jul 2015   #27

Windows 7 64 Home Premium

That's great. Thanks
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