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Disk management boot drive

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  • Drivers
  • Disk Management
  • Boot
  • Windows 7
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April 6, 2012 10:22:08 PM

Hello,
I have a disk which is partitioned into 3 = 1 is just the mft files no drive allocated, c: is my operating system and d: was the operating system. I need to change C: to boot now rather than my d:. When i start up, I have to press f1 to get started and 2 win 7 shows up. I have to move the arrow down to select the second to boot up, how do I change it, please could you help

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April 6, 2012 10:28:41 PM

So C: and D: are the operating system? Any hints about that?
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April 6, 2012 10:32:17 PM

Sounds like you could use a bootloader manager utility.

EasyBCD is the one I use. It's free and pretty easy to use to change boot order of your partitions.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
(look toward the bottom, under the 2nd Buy Now blue button for the free download option for non-commercial use)
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April 6, 2012 10:32:45 PM

yes d: was my operating system, need to change it not to be an operating system, or to set c: (which was d:)  to start up
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April 6, 2012 10:36:23 PM

Thanks for your help. much appreciated
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April 6, 2012 10:38:43 PM

Let us know how it works out for you.
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April 6, 2012 10:42:49 PM

how can I change the boot loader on D: if it is possible - thanks it is working but I still have to press f1 to boot to that menu where I have to press on the 2 windows 7 load up, now the 1st one is enter
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April 6, 2012 10:47:12 PM

Do you have the Windows 7 installation DVD?
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April 6, 2012 10:51:22 PM

yes
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April 6, 2012 10:52:42 PM

Had you already tried the Repair option?
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April 6, 2012 10:53:45 PM

yes, but it wont boot properly then and keeps throwing the blue screen
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April 6, 2012 10:57:25 PM

How much trouble would it be for you to just start over with a custom installation, do away with the extra partitions, use just 1 and start over installing Windows 7?
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April 6, 2012 10:58:21 PM

yes would love that, cause I dont care for the split anyway
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April 6, 2012 11:01:06 PM

I'm still having a hard time visualizing how your single hard disk is setup.
I understand about C: and D: being bootable.

How about more details about this mystery 3rd partition?
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April 6, 2012 11:03:06 PM

ok it is allocated 19.3gb healthy partition in disk management - it says it is the primary partition
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April 6, 2012 11:03:30 PM

When you look at the single hard disk (Disk 0) with the Win7 Disk Management utility program - what are you seeing for each partition?

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April 6, 2012 11:06:07 PM

so it is disk 0 = 19.53gb healthy (primary partion) then (D:)  72.69 gb NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition) then (C:)  205.87 gb NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump Logical Drive
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April 6, 2012 11:29:07 PM

yip this is it
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April 6, 2012 11:30:23 PM

thanks for all the help
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