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Windows 7: Which one of the two Windows 7 partitions should be active?

07 Feb 2018   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You didn't understand. On a legacy-MBR disk, BIOS take the boot process to a MBR on a disk that takes to a active partition that has a Boot Loade.
You deleted the active partition and now MBR is trying to find a boot loader on a blank partition.
You must mark the partition that has Win 7 and mark as active. Then run Repair boot from Win 7 installation disk to correct the MBR to point to the Win 7 active partition with the boot loader.


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07 Feb 2018   #12
DrGhobar

windows 7 ultimate, a 32bit and a 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You didn't understand. On a legacy-MBR disk, BIOS take the boot process to a MBR on a disk that takes to a active partition that has a Boot Loade.
You deleted the active partition and now MBR is trying to find a boot loader on a blank partition.
You must mark the partition that has Win 7 and mark as active. Then run Repair boot from Win 7 installation disk to correct the MBR to point to the Win 7 active partition with the boot loader.
Do you know if it is possible that two Windows partitions on one disk be active?
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07 Feb 2018   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

For what I know, only one partition (per disk) can be set active.

Boot with bootable Minitool Partition Wizard and make the remaining Win 7 as active.
Then try to boot from the win 7 installation disk, go to repair - Boot repair.
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