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Removed seccond hard drive now get disk boot error


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efont10

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I have a secondary hd installed and if I try and remove it I cannot start windows 7. The hd is freshly formatted and has nothing on it. (except for 128mb of something I cannot access or see)
Windows 7 is installed on my primary ssd drive. The secondary drive was only used for backups and storage of large files.

I am guessing that something in the cmos is incorrectly configured, but I have had no luck with figuring it out.

I would really appreciate some help.

Thanks

Eric

Edited by efont10, 23 March 2011 - 09:07 PM.

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phillpower2

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Hi efont10 :D
You will need to configure the boot order to either the CD/DVD drive 1st and the SSD 2nd or the other way around.
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first POST screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the BIOS/CMOS area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CD/DVD drive or the SSD.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
I hope this gets you sorted and let us know how it goes.
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Thanks for all the help. I found out that a partition on my second hard drive was listed as active and not the main ssd. I made the main ssd active under control panel-system and security-administrative tools-computer management- disk management.
I then had to use the windows 7 system disk to repair the system boot process and reinstall the bootmngr on my main ssd.
I was only able to reach this conclusion through the help I received on the instant chat last night. I don’t remember his name, but it was ret….. or something with an r. I want to thank him!!


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Not sure of what you are saying, is the issue now resolved or do require assistance?
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