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Windows 7: Disk Management

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December 7, 2012 11:43:58 PM

Hello,
In Win7, I have 2 internal hard drives. C:\ and M:\
After a re-install of 7, the system would not recognize M:.
Only C:\ and D:\(system reserve) were showing in Disk Management. Somehow, I wound up making M: the 'system" drive and the PC now boots from M:
How can I change the system to boot from D:\ partition on the C: drive
December 9, 2012 7:14:01 PM

Switch back to the way it was, all you were missing is the assignment of M: to that particular drive. Now that you have it set on M:, make C: your default system drive or D: if that is where your system is (backup files are not boot files).
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December 10, 2012 12:48:51 PM

That's my question: How do I do it? when I click on C: in Disk Management it shows
C: healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. Primary Partition)

When I right click on C: in Disk management, the only option I see that I could use is Mark Partition as Active.

M: shows: Healthy (Healthy,System, Active, Primary Partition )

If I mark C: as "Active" what happens to M properties?

Both D: and M: have a Boot folder and a Bootmgr file on them
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December 10, 2012 7:37:43 PM

M: will become non-system, not primary but still active.
Make C: the system drive.
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December 10, 2012 7:57:34 PM

I apologize for being so ignorant on this

So, the option for c:"Mark partition as Active" will then make C the system drive?

And the PC will boot from C:?

What about the boot files on M:....do I just leave then there?
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December 11, 2012 11:25:32 AM

Did you copy boot files from C:, move them to M: or re-installed windows ?
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December 11, 2012 11:34:04 AM

neither. I did not move them or re-install Win7.
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December 11, 2012 11:43:50 AM

Then make C: active only.
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