Changing boot drives

Big_Dave

New Member
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

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
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.
 

Big_Dave

New Member
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

Super Moderator
Staff member
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.
 

Big_Dave

New Member
Terry,

Your suggestion work great. :grinning: Now how do I remove the Windows boot manager? It flashes on the screen during boot up.
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
Remove any unused entries. It shouldn't display any more. If it does set the timeout to 0 or enable skip boot menu.
 

Big_Dave

New Member
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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JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
Its going to flash for .5 second, but it shouldn't be display a menu with options. So its fixed now?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Congrats. Glad EasyBCD2 did the trick for you.
 
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