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Last response: in Systems
September 22, 2009 6:31:52 PM


My hard drive recently gave up and stopped working. So while waiting for a new one to arrive I done a fresh install of Windows 7 onto an IDE drive until my new drive arrived.

When it arrived (1TB SATAII) I done another fresh install of Windows 7 on to my new drive with the IDE plugged in still. I now want to remove the IDE and put it in a cheap system for sister who is going to Uni, but when I take the IDE drive out, the system won't boot even though all my Windows files are on my SATA drive???

The Bios recognises it, but just won't boot. If I plug the IDE back in, it boots fine.

Apologies if this is in the wrong forum and thanks for reading.

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September 22, 2009 6:57:54 PM

You need to make sure the new SATA drive is set up as the first boot device in the BIOS.
September 22, 2009 9:15:14 PM

Had done all that. I had to run the repair console and repair the partition table.

Thanks anyway