Need Help Configuring Boot Setting on Cloned Drive

Razor7Tech

Active Member
Hey guys--

It's been a very long time, and that's because everything has been working rock solid--that is until I installed a cloned drive into my rig and now I've got issues.

I feel bad when you give me the solution & it's always something easy that I felt I shold have figure out myself, but I've been working on this cloned drive and the boot issue for hours and I think my brain is done trying to figure it out on my own.

OK--enough lead in, here is what I get:

I have two physical drives. One has Windows XP (C: drive) and one has Windows 7 (E: drive). I would like to manually chose which one to boot from in the boot menu. When I put the cloned drive in of Windows 7, I no longer get the boot menu. The computer boots straight into XP.

I've tried removing and adding a new Windows 7 boot entry, but it still boots straight into XP.

If I go into my system's boot order and select the physical drive that has Windows 7 on it, I get my boot menu and I can choose Windows 7 and boot into it---FYI.

I don't know what I did wrong--I actually thought the clonsed drive would just act like the original and I wouldn't have to deal with this, but I guess I've learned something new--again.

Any help is really appreciate--as always.

I have E BCD 2.1 (the latest non-commercial).

Thanks,


Stephen>.
 

Terry60

Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
Change the boot sequence in the BIOS setup utility to put the cloned drive on top of the HDD list.
 

Razor7Tech

Active Member
hmm--that's it? I should have thought of that.

thanks!!

Addendum:

Well, that did the trick. I also was pointing to the wrong drive letter for W7 to boot--I fixed that too. A big lesson I learned is to have Easy BCD installed on both drives in case one won't boot, you can change the config from the other.

I think it's time I contribute.
:wink:
Thanks again!
 
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