I have a windows 7 system using two 250Gb disk drives. I had reinstalled Win 7 while both disks were connected. The operating system decided to place "Boot" on one drive and the "System" one the other. Now, neither one boots unless they are both connected. I want to replace both disks with a single 2Tb drive cloned from the combination. Now I have run the "repair computer" option after booting from the 7 dvd. I ran otrec /fixmbr", "bootrec /fixboot", and "bootrec /rebuildbcd then rebooted. No joy. Instead the screen said "Boot Manager Missing". I note that in the BIOS, the disk I'm working with is listed as an "Exended IDE Drive that I can toggle between "auto" and "none". Would switching to "none" solve my problem?
easybcd can typically repair the boot files being on the wrong disk problem. I'm not sure if its too late for you though.
Thanks for that information. I will look into easybcd. I found out that if I simply copied the correct boot files over to the second drive and make it "active" in "Computer Management" it was able to boot. It was very confusing at first as I had originally thought the two drives were in a Raid configuration when they actually weren't. Again, I appreciate your response.