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Windows 7: Fresh 7 install... Having issues with my old XP HD

21 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Fresh 7 install... Having issues with my old XP HD

I just installed win7 and I have about 400g of data on a sata HD I am trying to access but having serious issues.

I have 2 hd installed.
-120g for my OS and main stuff.
-500g for back up, photos, etc..

I just installed 7 on my 120g, booted up and installed all updates without issues. When installing I unhooked the connection to the mobo on the 500g to ensure I did not delete it or install over it. Now I have restored the connection and 7 will not even boot.

Any ideas??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Was the second HDD the previous location of the boot records? You might want to bootup a live CD with a partition editor and make sure the second HDD has no active partitions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7

all boot records were stored on the 120g C: drive.
The back up was the F: drive..

Unsure what you mean boot up a live CD with partition editor. Please explain and if you have a link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Jan 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Run Repair install x3 to repair your boot record...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Run Repair install x3 to repair your boot record...
Very good advice, as always Tews.

Repair Install

Rep for all the good posts and advice that you have given.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #6

windows 7 hp 64bit

you could look in your bios and see if the 500gb drive is set to boot first i have done this meny of times, if so change it so the 120gb boots first good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Make sure your Win 7 HD is pluged into SATA 1 on your mobo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP


Unplug the data drive, boot the Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recovery Tools List to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots, as it will need to repair or rewrite the MBR to Win7.

When you plug the data drive back in, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in Reply box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7

i will check it out tonight when I get home from work.
Thanks for all the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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