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Windows 7: multiple system images

30 Oct 2009   #21
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Because that was the first Active partition in the bios boot order.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zx81 View Post
Hello, story continues ;-)

I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 full version.
I choose advanced drive options
I deleted all partitions from both HDD's
I formated HDD1
I selected HDD1 to install Windows 7 on
Then I finished install normally

Very weird, but after installing Windows 7, it places System on my second HDD, while I did not select that HDD.

Below is te image from the disk manager.
Attachment 33860

I think this is the way Windows 7 is designed?

I hope someone can explain me more.

Best regards,

zx81



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30 Oct 2009   #22
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

SIW2,

Thanks for your support.

I have checked the BIOS boot order.

Turned Laptop off and on.
F2, entered setup BIOS
Boot Sequence:
1. Internal HDD
2. CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
(other drives and options no number before, means not boot-able)

zx81
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30 Oct 2009   #23
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

He means amongst your hard drives themselves.
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30 Oct 2009   #24
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think I need to know more to understand what you mean.

Anyway, thanks for your help!

zx81
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30 Oct 2009   #25
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Each HDD has its own active partition. Bios went looking for them. The HDD with "system" partition is the first one bios found out of the HDDs. That's why it it made it "system."
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31 Oct 2009   #26
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Each HDD has its own active partition. Bios went looking for them. The HDD with "system" partition is the first one bios found out of the HDDs. That's why it it made it "system."
Hello torrentg,

Do you have a link that explains me what you like to make me understand?

I really don't understand what you mean, sorry.

Anyway, very much thanks for the effort and time you spend on me.

Best regards,

zx81
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31 Oct 2009   #27
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

What is active partition - what is active partition - Google Search

What is system partition - what is system partition - Google Search

Sevenforums.com searching thread titles for "system partition" - Windows 7 Forums - Search Results

system partition = system volume
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31 Oct 2009   #28
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks torrentg,

I will be away this weekend, but when I am back I will try to understand your information, and hopefully I can then request to change the status of this thread to SOLVED.

Good day!

zx81
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01 Nov 2009   #29
poisonpanik

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

zx81,

Have you tried reformatting the secondary drive from inside Windows?

Here's what I would do...

Disconnect power to the secondary drive
Reformat and reinstall Windows 7 on the primary drive
Reconnect the secondary drive and reformat from inside Windows 7

This will force windows to use the primary drive for ALL actions during install so it won't try and place something critical on the secondary drive.
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02 Nov 2009   #30
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The link below made me understand more about partitions.
Understanding Disk Partitions

I still do not understand how windows 7 installed the system partition on disk 0.
And installed the boot partition on disk 1.
When I installed Windows 7, I did instruct the setup,to delete partitions on disk 0 and disk 1.
Then I instructed the setup to install Windows 7 on disk 0.

As far as I know, I don't have special settings in the BIOS.

Below a screen dump of how Windows 7 installed itself.
multiple system images-disk-manager-screen2.png

I hope someone can make me understand what is going on.

zx81


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