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Trying to go from two disks to one for cloning

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March 29, 2014 3:53:15 PM

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?

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April 7, 2014 7:34:06 PM

easybcd can typically repair the boot files being on the wrong disk problem. I'm not sure if its too late for you though.
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April 8, 2014 11:16:31 AM

popatim said:
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.
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