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This should be an easy one for you guys - New SSD, fresh install of Win 7, now I can't format the old HDD

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January 23, 2014 12:45:11 PM

So I got myself an SSD, I've done a fresh install of Windows. OHMYGODIT'SLIGHTNINGFAST!!!!
Disconnected the old HDD, and booted, got the 'Bootmgr is missing' thing. Stuck in the Windows disk, did a repair, booted up fine.
But when I connect the old HDD, I get two options of where to boot from, and even if I select the new SSD, I can't format the old drive.
I've tried through Disk Management, and sure enough, the SSD is the boot drive, and the HDD is the page file drive, and if I try to change anything, it says I can't change the page file drive.
Can any of you explain to this simpleton what is wrong?
I can provide model numbers if necessary, but I'm sure I'm just being stupid.

Ridicule gladly accepted.
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January 23, 2014 12:49:24 PM

Verify you can boot to the SSD without the HDD connected, and everything works OK.
Verify the boot sequence in the BIOS does NOT have the HDD in it

After that, we can move on and troubleshoot.
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January 23, 2014 12:58:11 PM

USAFRet said:
Verify you can boot to the SSD without the HDD connected, and everything works OK.
Verify the boot sequence in the BIOS does NOT have the HDD in it

After that, we can move on and troubleshoot.


Yep, I can boot from the SSD without the HDD connected, since I repaired the bootmgr.
Thing is, if I go to bios, boot settings, it only shows the HDD and the DVD drive as options; the SSD doesn't show up.
Does that help?
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