MutipleHardDiskIssue

Anand1201

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Hi All,

I have two harddisk installed in my system ,

1.Disk 1 : IDE 80GB : H (only 1 partition(system,Active,Primary partition))
2.Disk 2 : SATA 500GB(5 partitions : 1 partition C(where OS is installed ), (D,E,F,G)remaining all extended drives logical partitions) where partition C:(Boot,pagefile,crash Dump, Primary Partition) OS is installed .

I tried to remove the Disk 1 and continue with the Disk 2 booting. But after removing Disk 1 the system is not booting
Err: "THERE ARE NO BOOTABLE DEVICES"


Thankq :)
 

Anand1201

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Thanks lega, for your reply

But the actual problem is that i want to use only the 500GB hard disk and what to remove the 80GB , so i found that the 80GB hard disk is set as active partition , so on removing of that it is showing such error(NO BOOTABLE DISK FOUND), so how to make my partition
(C Drive) partition in 500 GB disk as active so that i can remove the 80GB disk

Please correct me if am wrong , there can be only one hard drive partition can be active

Thankq :)
 

Anand1201

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Thanks for the reply,

There is already OS in the 500GB harddrive, and have to now inplug the 80GB hard drive. So how to do it
 
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hello Anand1201.
Step 1>unplug the 80GB HDD from ur system
Step 2>insert the windows7 DVD and boot the computer using the DVD
Step 3>Select "repair your computer"
Step 4>Select windows 7 from the list that appears
Step 5>Click on 'Command Prompt'
Step 6>Type 'Bootrec.exe /FixMbr' (without the quote, and press enter)
Step 7>Type 'Bootrec.exe /FixBoot' (without the quote, and press enter)
Step 8>Remove the DVD from drive, and restart the computer.
Step 9>Windows 7 should now boot up without any problems.

Please reply if this doesn't work, there are more things we can try if the above steps don't correct the issue we're facing.
 

Anand1201

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hello Anand1201.
Step 1>unplug the 80GB HDD from ur system
Step 2>insert the windows7 DVD and boot the computer using the DVD
Step 3>Select "repair your computer"
Step 4>Select windows 7 from the list that appears
Step 5>Click on 'Command Prompt'
Step 6>Type 'Bootrec.exe /FixMbr' (without the quote, and press enter)
Step 7>Type 'Bootrec.exe /FixBoot' (without the quote, and press enter)
Step 8>Remove the DVD from drive, and restart the computer.
Step 9>Windows 7 should now boot up without any problems.

Please reply if this doesn't work, there are more things we can try if the above steps don't correct the issue we're facing.


I have tried the above procedure, but for the step 4 , in the list it is not displaying any win7 OS installed
but ignoring that i moved forward , while performing step 7 it displayed a message that
"NO ELEMENT FOUND"