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Boot and System partitions on different HDDs

  • Partition
  • Boot
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
November 17, 2012 1:16:14 PM


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?


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November 17, 2012 1:27:39 PM


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!