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Disk management boot drive

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April 6, 2012 10:22:08 PM

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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a b $ Windows 7
April 6, 2012 10:28:41 PM

So C: and D: are the operating system? Any hints about that?
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a b $ Windows 7
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.
(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
April 6, 2012 10:36:23 PM

Thanks for your help. much appreciated
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a b $ Windows 7
April 6, 2012 10:38:43 PM

Let us know how it works out for you.
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?
April 6, 2012 10:51:22 PM

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a b $ Windows 7
April 6, 2012 10:52:42 PM

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

yes, but it wont boot properly then and keeps throwing the blue screen
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a b $ Windows 7
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?
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?
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?

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
April 6, 2012 11:29:07 PM

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

thanks for all the help