Hello - I am having a problem booting up and hope you could help. I currently have two hard drives (old and new), each with a copy of windows 7 pro. The problem is that I want to get rid of the old hd and use it for backup, but I can't boot onto my new drive without it. If I make the new hd my 1st boot device it just tells me to reboot and select proper boot device. If I make the old hd my primary boot device, it asks me which windows 7 I want to boot to and I can get to either windows 7 install no problem. When I run startup repair on the new drive no problems are identified, but I still have to boot with my old drive to get to either install.
Anyone have a plausible solution? Thanks everyone.
You could detach the old drive's power and data cables.
With just the new drive powered up start the system with the Win7 install disk and do a 'Repair' on the that install of Win7. It will do a 'repair' and put the bootloader on that disk for you.
Thanks for the reply, but no luck. Wen I boot with the repair disk and I'm supposed to select an operating system that isn't anything listed. It allows me to proceed without a selection, though, and I run the startup repair. It runs and asks me to restart but I still get the same message to select a proper boot device.