My mom's computer has a serious problem and won't boot.
Here are the details:
The hard disk is 500GB, 1st partition which has Windows installed is 155 gigs.
2nd Partition is 310 gigs and is currently empty (no files in it).
The problem here is that because of a mistake I made, the 2nd partition (the one with no files) is now the ACTIVE partition. So Windows won't boot and I get a "NTLDR is missing" error.
I've tried a few ways to make the other partition back to active, so far without success. So the solution I'd like to try now is the following, and I want to know if it's safe or not: take a look at this screenshot first:
So what I've done is plug my mom's hard disk on my computer. Now, using the Disk Management tool, I can set the 1st partition (O: , which contains Windows) as active, and make (M: ) not active anymore.
My question is, if I do that while her hard disk is plugged on my computer, can it cause problems by making the currently active partition on my computer not-active anymore ? Can I end up with boot problems on my own computer, even after I disconnect her hard disk ??
Thanks for helping !