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Win7 boot system, help!

Last response: in Windows 7
February 24, 2010 6:15:16 AM


I want to disconnect one of my HD, but if I do so Win7 does not boot anymore (what the hell??). Apparently he needs some boot file which lives on the HD I need to remove.

So how to make Win7 able to boot without the presence of another HD where he does not live anyway ? That is, how to make Win7 "autonomous" on its own HD ?

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a b $ Windows 7
February 24, 2010 10:51:54 AM

Try removing the hard drive. Then use the windows 7 repair tools (f8 on startup), to repair the boot files, or do an installation repair.
February 24, 2010 12:13:48 PM

Why should I "repair" anything if nothing is broken ? Is there any faster and more logical way ?
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February 24, 2010 12:27:57 PM

no because 7 makes a like 100mb partition and it looks like it found a nice home on that hard drive
a b $ Windows 7
February 24, 2010 12:34:02 PM

The 'repair' is to replace your system files, which includes your boot files.
February 24, 2010 12:55:04 PM

All right them, I'm gonna try that.

But in my opinion, that Win7 puts essential stuff in other HDs is like a company which builds a brand new house and puts the circuit inside a neighbour house : totally nonsensical. Am I wrong ?
a b $ Windows 7
February 24, 2010 1:36:03 PM

Did you install windows 7 on a secondary drive?
March 6, 2010 5:40:07 PM

I installed it on a SATA actually. But now it works so that's fine. Thanks!