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Windows 7: Installed Windows on new disk - still booting from old disk

28 Oct 2017   #1
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Installed Windows on new disk - still booting from old disk

Hi
I have 2 disks one is the original HDD (disk 0) and one is the SSD (disk 1).
I installed Win7 on the SSD but can't get my system to boot from the new install.
On my HDD, the Win7 install is on a 29GB partition which has no space. I want to run off the 75GB SSD.

I can't seem to set the boot flag on disk 1 partition 1 - or disable it on disk 0 partition 2.

If I disconnect (physically unplug) disk 0 - the HDD, my system will not boot. Even if I select the remaining SSD from the boot menu.

Thanks

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: TRANSAM-EMERG

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          931 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 1    Online           74 GB      0 B
  Disk 2    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 3    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 4    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 5    No Media           0 B      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
* Disk 0    Online          931 GB  1024 KB
  Disk 1    Online           74 GB      0 B
  Disk 2    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 3    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 4    No Media           0 B      0 B
  Disk 5    No Media           0 B      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary            890 GB  1024 KB
  Partition 2    Primary             29 GB   890 GB
  Partition 3    Primary             11 GB   919 GB

DISKPART> select partition 2

Partition 2 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 2
Type  : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No
Offset in Bytes: 956130394112

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 2     C   Win7 Emerge  NTFS   Partition     29 GB  Healthy    Boot

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

  Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
  -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
  Partition 1    Primary             74 GB  1024 KB

DISKPART> select partition 1

Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

DISKPART> detail partition

Partition 1
Type  : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes
Offset in Bytes: 1048576

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
* Volume 4     G   Windows7_OS  NTFS   Partition     74 GB  Healthy    System

DISKPART>



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29 Oct 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Denisl,

You need to change the BIOS boot option
it should be showing both - select the SSD

note i suspect your having problems on the HDD, you should allways have 10% free.
delete anything you dont use, you will have to do it bit by bit tho

Roy
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29 Oct 2017   #3
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Hi Roy
I did setup my SSD in the bios.
I also disconnected my HDD and still won't boot from the SSD.
The SSD is not flagged at "boot". Is that the issue?
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29 Oct 2017   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
The SSD is not flagged at "boot". Is that the issue?
Flagged by what as "boot"?

If you are using MS tools, "Boot" is the partition you are currently booted into.

"System" is the partition containing boot critical files such as bootmgr and bcd store. In mbr scheme, "System" partition is marked "active".

System and boot can be different partitions, or you can have one partition that is both system and boot.
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29 Oct 2017   #5
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Thank you for the feedback. I'm confused because the disk/partition being booted from is inactive and the SDD partition is active and both with a MBR. I cannot get my system to boot from the SDD.

I've gone into the bios menu and set the INTEL SSD drive as the boot drive in the HDD boot group. It still only boots from the WD HDD.

Here are some screenshots that may be helfpul.
I really appreciate the help. This has been a problem for a long time now and I need to fix. With a 29TB Windows partition the computer isn't usable. I need to boot from the 76GB SSD drive.

The partition being booted from is the one labeled "Win7 Emergency" which I put there as a way to access my data should the SSD drive fail.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/jxVhRdoF6VWQAdip2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/lwGJXol1wGjve3tR2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Gnojd5XxhW4eLSiV2
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29 Oct 2017   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use the little paper clip to upload photos.

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After they have uploaded,close the attachment window, then click the paperclip again to insert them into your post

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29 Oct 2017   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt and type:

bcdboot G:\windows /s G:

Then press enter.

(That assumes you are running the command from your current c: partition.)

Then reboot.
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29 Oct 2017   #8
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

That got me closer. When I rebooted I had an option of 2 "Windows 7" OS's to boot from.
When I booted from the what I G: drive I received a bunch of dll errors and my desktop from my C: drive loaded.
I suspected that the C:\ path is absolute in some cases and was pulling files from my C:\ drive. I went to disk manager and changed the HDD C:\ drive label to 0:\ then rebooted.

I received the "Preparing your desktop" which lasted for about 5 mins then went to a blank desktop. I could only reboot/logoff/switch user by ctl-alt-del.

I rebooted back to my original partition and the system relabeled it back to C:\ (from 0:\ that I relabeled from when I booted from G:)

Is there a way to load my FACTORY_IMAGE E: partition (the HP recovery partition) to my SSD and start fresh?

Thanks for your help!
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29 Oct 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Try this first:

Select G in the dropdown, click FIX

nt6repair.zip

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29 Oct 2017   #10
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

That did it!! Finally I'm running on my SSD drive. Desktop loads - it's a new clean install.
Thank you so much for helping me through this. I have my computer back!

One more question -
Now when I boot I have the option to boot from 2 OS's. They're both labeled "Windows 7". Is there a way for me to rename them so I can tell them apart?
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