How To Change Drive Active In Windows 7May 3, 2012
I have the problem in my space in part of drive. I will switch drive active and change my active system beetwen two drive C and E. How a change the system now.
I have the problem in my space in part of drive. I will switch drive active and change my active system beetwen two drive C and E. How a change the system now.
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In switching over from XP to 7 I found myself also buying almost all new components, except hard drives. Due to a number of events that no one would believe humanly possible, I managed to establish my "C:" and "D:" drives on hard drive 1, whereas hard drive 0 is a bunch of free space. The computer boots up to Windows 7 on "C:" on HD 1.
I want to switch cables on the SATA drives and then designate the new HD0 (which was HD1) as the primary active partition, but as we all know, I can't just switch cables as then the computer does not know to boot off HD0.
What the heck do I do to accomplish this?
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Partition A - Windows 2003 server OS (System, Active, Primary Partition)
Partition B - Windows 7 OS (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
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It gets to the windows logo, and boom, restarts all over again. I tried many things like, startup repair, system restore, marking partition as active CMD, with diskpart, I also tried some of the commands in bootrec.exe. By the way, if this helps at all, my hard drive is a solid state drive, I also have a slave drive in there which does also have a copy of windows installed on it, (it was my old hard drive), I tried setting that as my primary boot and it boots into my old install of windows, before i got my solid state drive. Is there a way I can fix the startup by having access to it from an operating system instead of the recovery environment?
I started O&O partition manager and accidentally pressed active on partition C and now I cannot boot windows...
I am using build 7600 x86 I loaded up the windows 7 iso on a usb memory and booted from it and chose repair, it said it found things to repair, i pressed ok, it rebooted but it did not help, now I chose from the repair menu to automatically search and fix, it said startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically and it want to send information about this problem, I wonder how it figured on doing that...
oh yes i started the repair again and pressed command promt and followed this guide: MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record and the first thing it said about D being the "DVD" was wrong in my case, it was E and from then on the guide was excally like in my case and I completed the guide, rebooted and still the same message "BOOTMGR is missing Press ctrl alt del to restart"
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