Boot and System partitions on different HDDs Tags: Partition Boot Hard Drives Windows 7 Last response: November 17, 2012 1:27 PM in Windows 7 Share eddiebove November 17, 2012 1:16:14 PM Hi, I've just discovered (after a panicked hour trying to work out what was going wrong) that my boot and system partitions for windows 7 are on different hard drives. The boot partition is on my 120GB SSD and the system partition is on my 320GB WD HDD. This means that I have to have both hard drives plugged in for my system to boot. Obviously this isn't the best set up as if one of the hard drives fails then I'm screwed! Is there any way to fix this without having to re-install windows? Cheers More about : boot system partitions hdds ELMO_2006 November 17, 2012 1:27:39 PM Hi... AFAIK, you will need to backup and re-install the OS. You may try to move or copy the OS system partition to the drive that has the OS installed but consider it a coin toss if it works or not! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 8.1 and 7 dual boot system using two completely separate HDDs instead of a single partitioned HDD Forum Boot and system Drives are on different partitions Forum Can you merge 2 partitions from different HDDs? Forum SolvedI want to put two different modeled HDD`s into a single partition. (Hardware and Software advice please) Forum SolvedTriple boot system - 3 separate HDDs possible? Forum How would i go about moving my HDDs from a previous build to a new system with the same OS (Windows 7 64bit different licenses Forum SATA Vista, IDE WinXP dual boot problem - 2 different HDDs-- **SOLVED* Forum SolvedBoot Disk and System Disk are different. Trying to change boot disk Forum os won't boot, went into safe mode, found there partitions, (system reserved) c:, ( local disc) d:, and (boot) x:. Forum System wont boot with 2 or more HDDs connected Forum SolvedHow to get two different size HDDs recognized as one whole Forum Creating a clone of my Boot SSD when the recovery partition is on a different HDD Forum SolvedDifferent windows on different hdds Forum SolvedProblem here with System and Boot Partition.. Forum Solved5 minute boot on SSD, one of two HDDs suddenly not showing up on BIOS. Forum Can I use 2 different HDDs at the same time?? Forum SolvedNAS: different HDDs technologies, same size Forum move system and boot partitions? Forum Only 2 Partitions on Dual Boot System Forum I have a dual boot of xp and win7 on two separate partitions. Both systems work Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !