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Deleted and fully formated HDD.. SSD windows 7 will not boot.

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July 30, 2014 12:57:45 PM

I had a HDD and a SSD both with windows 7 on it. I decided to delete the HDD and now the SSD never boots.. is there a way to force the boot info into the SSD? I have multiple computers at my disposal to use.

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a c 109 G Storage
a b $ Windows 7
July 30, 2014 1:12:53 PM

Did you setup the ssd drive as the first boot drive in your motherboard bios.

If you installed windows 7 correctly to the SSD then you should just need to change your boot hard drive and be good to go. Check your motherboard manual if you are not sure how to do that.
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a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
July 30, 2014 1:24:44 PM

I'm 99% convinced it's the 100MB system drive issue, win7 just uses whichever one is already there and adds the dual boot data (if any) to that, so you can easily have the boot partition for the c: residing on the d:, which when you get rid of the disk that d: is physically on C: won't boot.

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July 30, 2014 3:28:38 PM

I have fixed the problem. You basically have to use bootrec and the system repair options. Took a while to get windows to recognize it has a window 7 partition though.