Changing boot drives

#1
Hard drive 1 is currently the active boot drive. Hard drive 0 is where the W7 64 bit operating system resides. Hard drive 0 will is not recognized as a boot drive if I try to boot directly from it. What is the procedure to make Hard drive 0 bootable without destroying the operating system and data that is located on it?
 

Terry60

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#3
Are you saying that W7 installed the boot files ( "system" flag) on a different HDD to the main OS ?
If so, you can use EasyBCD 2.0 latest build
"BCD Install/Repair"
"Change boot drive"
Point it to the W7 partition when asked.
Change the BIOS to boot from the W7 drive.
 
#4
W7 got installed on the wrong hard drive. The other hard drive had VISTA giving me a dual boot. If I disable the hard drive with VISTA then W7 will not boot even if I change boot drives (in the bios or swap the sata cable or select the W7 drive as a boot device).

I'll try your suggestion.
 

JustinW

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#5
Cross disk move of boot doesn't always seem to work. If thats the case, disconnect Vista's drive. Perform startup repair. Might take a few tries before Windows 7 boots on its own.
 

JustinW

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#7
Remove any unused entries. It shouldn't display any more. If it does set the timeout to 0 or enable skip boot menu.
 
#8
There is only 1 entry - W7 and the time is set to 0. Boot Manager flashes on the screen for about .5 seconds.

Addendum:

EasyBCD's box to skip the boot menu was unchecked. Once I checked it then ------ gone.
 
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mqudsi

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#10
Congrats. Glad EasyBCD2 did the trick for you.