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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Azfar, May 3, 2010.

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  1. Azfar

    Azfar Thread Starter

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    Im running Windows 7 as my primary OS on My new WD 1TB drive. I'v also got Win xP SP2 running on my old 80GB seagate Hard drive. The problem is that system detects seagate drive (WinXP) as primary / system drive. If i unplug it...PC wont boot. I no longer need the seagate drive and one of my friends is willing to buy it from me.
    I'v tried formatting seagate drive from windows 7 but no success.
    i'v tried setting the WD drive as the 1st boot device in Bios but no success.

    How do i make the system boot from my new drive and make it forget about the seagate ??

    Thanks.
     
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    Set the Windows 7 partition as the System/Active and Boot partition. If Disk Management won't do it EASEUS Partition Master will be happy to do it.
     
  3. antech

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    As an alternative to TerryNet's posted solution,
    Remove the Win XP Disk.
    Reboot.
    Put the Windows 7 DVD in yo the DVD Drive.
    Launch Startup Repair.
    Let it perform the repair for you.
    Reboot again and you are done.
     
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