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SSD wont boot without HDD plugged in

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Last response: in Storage
March 10, 2013 11:25:21 PM

there are 2 Os installed on each of the hdd and ssd, i did 1 full partition of the ssd before installing the new os, and now i guess part of the boot files went onto the hdd during the install preventing the ssd from booting solo. I tried running the windows 7 startup repair through the disk but it won't work due to insufficient partition space or something to that nature.

Any suggestions on helping my ssd boot by itself?
Any feedback appreciated

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a c 1306 G Storage
March 11, 2013 1:33:09 AM

reinstall with only the ssd connected seems to be the only option you have left.
March 11, 2013 2:42:26 AM

ahhh ok if i reinstall ill have to lose all my programs, and that sucks because i cant just copy them to hhd because they need the OS registry to run.