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Can't make hard drives boot in desired order

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October 12, 2013 8:08:57 AM

I have Windows 7 installed on my HDD. I then installed Windows 7 on my SSD. I want my computer to automatically boot from the SSD. I set the boot order so that the SSD would take priority, but I get a "bootmgr is missing" message whenever I try. Whenever I set my HDD as the priority boot, it gives me the option to boot from either the HDD or SSD.

How do I fix this?
a b $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 8:11:29 AM

did you clone your HDD to the SSD or do a fresh install on it? bootmgr has nothing to do with boot order, but that there is no found bootsector on the SSD telling it how/what to boot.
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a c 527 $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 8:23:28 AM

Psycho Savager said:
I did a fresh install.


Was the HDD also installed when you did the install?
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October 12, 2013 8:24:51 AM

Yes, I installed it from the HDD desktop.
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October 12, 2013 8:25:39 AM

Psycho Savager said:
I did a fresh install.

Did you still have the HDD installed? Its best to take out the original drive, do the install and then put the old drive back in. It sounds like the bootmgr is still on the old drive.

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a c 527 $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 8:26:49 AM

Psycho Savager said:
Yes, I installed it from the HDD desktop.


Not entirely sure what that means. From a setup file that existed on the HDD, or what?
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October 12, 2013 8:31:06 AM

As in, I did it from Windows 7 on the existing HDD rather than from the BIOS
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a c 527 $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 8:34:08 AM

Psycho Savager said:
As in, I did it from Windows 7 on the existing HDD rather than from the BIOS


"did it" :??: 

Sorry...still not getting it.
Walk me through the steps:
1. Windows 7 was installed in the HDD
2. You connected an SDD
3. Then what, specifically.
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October 12, 2013 8:42:57 AM

Then I loaded up Windows 7 (that was installed the HDD), I inserted the Windows 7 DVD, installed Windows 7 on the SSD.
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a c 527 $ Windows 7
October 12, 2013 8:54:12 AM

Psycho Savager said:
Then I loaded up Windows 7 (that was installed the HDD), I inserted the Windows 7 DVD, installed Windows 7 on the SSD.


So you installed from the DVD...OK
Ideally, what you should have done is have ONLY the SSD connected, boot from the DVD, and install.

As it is...the boot information lives on the HDD, and now knows both installations.
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October 12, 2013 9:03:05 AM

Hmmm... Is there a way to undo this? If I reformat the SSD and install as described, will this mess up the boot information on the HDD?
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