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 Help! Changing System boot drive? Forum Dual Boot XP and 7 With 2 Different Drives Forum After cloning system on 2nd HDD, system partition is drive H, and C... Forum Boot and system Drives are on different partitions Forum Windows 8 on two partitions, won't boot! Forum Dual boot on different drives Forum How to Assign 4 Partitions to 4 Different Hard Drives? Forum Windows 8 Installed Twice on Two Partitions? Forum Deleting Partitions and Formatting HDD Forum System won't boot up using old hard drive Forum Transfering hard-drive to different system won't boot Forum Windows 7 system hard drive install/boot issues Forum Relocating System Partition Forum Boot Partition Help Forum Boot drive not listed in device manager but system boots Forum New system won't boot when adding more hdd's Forum Remove XP boot partition? (old XP disk becoming data drive on SSD system w/ Win Forum I want the boot drive to be different than the system drive Forum Merging 'System' and 'Boot' Partition. -Windows 8 solution Create boot partition windows 7 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !