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Win 7 Reinstall Partition issue on wrong drive.

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March 28, 2014 8:57:25 AM

Hello everyone.

After having some issues and needing to reinstall Win7 on my primary drive ( C ), I forgot to unplug my secondary hard drive ( E ) before doing so. Drive C is my SSD drive and Windows is installed there but the Boot Manager is now on E.

After restarting, the Systems Reserved partition is now on E drive and not booting fast enough and I use E Drive for my Steam library. I am in the process of transfering my Steam folder onto a portable drive in hopes of formatting E Drive to get rid of that partition.

Now my question is this. If I format E Drive, then unplug it, and reboot with Win7 disc and only C Drive ( which Windows is already installed on) plug in, will it install the partition again this time on C ?

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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 9:35:33 AM

you need to check if the ssd is the first boot device in bios and select it after you had transfer all the steam unplug the hdd install the os on sdd the put back the hdd and reformat it .
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March 28, 2014 9:54:53 AM

scout_03 said:
you need to check if the ssd is the first boot device in bios and select it after you had transfer all the steam unplug the hdd install the os on sdd the put back the hdd and reformat it .


Thanks for the reply Scott.
SSD is the first in the Boot sequence but it takes almost 40 seconds to load Windows as oppsed to the 12 seconds before the partition..

If I do as you say, then the SSD should also have the partition on it as well ? Then go back and format E drive ?
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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 9:59:12 AM

it should that is how it work .
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March 28, 2014 10:40:16 AM

I'll get back to you and let you know how it goes after the 456G Steam file transfer ;-)
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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 1:28:34 PM

i would suggest you if you could to copy those files also on a external drive so if something happens again you will have them on hand .
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March 28, 2014 3:18:51 PM

thanks for the help. Unfortunately I have to reinstall my Origin library, but I got the HDD formatted, the partition erased, and the Steam file transfered back over. It was a headache but a lesson learned as well. Thanks for the help.
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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 7:01:06 PM

your welcome .
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