Xp on C: 7 on D: Dual Boot OK Now want to remove C:


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Ok, Had an existing XP load on IDE drive c:. Added SATA drive D:. Installed Win 7 on SATA Drive. All is well, XP Win 7 dual boots just fine. Win 7 is now working the way I want it and I no longer want the current C: (is IDE and has XP) in the machine.

I remove drive c:, Change the drive order so SATA with Win 7 is Drive 0 and c:. System will not boot. Win 7 repair when executed from the DVD will not see the Win 7 install and can not repair.

As you can see the bootloader for Win 7 is located on the old C: with XP.

What steps do I need to perform to get Win 7 to boot with only the SATA drive in the machine?

There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.
Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 30 seconds.
Boot Drive: D:\
Entry #1
Name: Earlier Version of Windows
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr
Entry #2
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe



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EasyBCD 2.0 | Diagnostics | Change Boot Drive


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And - put the W7 drive first in the BIOS boot sequence.