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Active partition not found

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#1 Dabek


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:02 PM

So I tried to install a 2TB hdd to my existing computer running a 120 GB SSD(windows install) and 500GB hdd.  When I connected the 2TB hdd to my computer it would not boot after and I got an error saying the  bootmgr is missing, press Ctrl Alt Del.  So I tried to remove the 2TB hdd and go back to the original drives and I still got the error bootmgr is missing error.  The only way I could get my computer to boot was to set the 100MB system reserved partition as active.  


Now, on boot up I now get an error saying that "Active partition not found! Press any key..."  Windows does continue to load after i hit any key but I'm not sure why im getting this error.


Does anyone know how to solve this problem?


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:52 AM

Your Partition Structure is kind of strange. The System Reserved partition is usally on the same disk as the Windows C:\ partition and set as Disk 0. The System Reserved Partition doesn't have a drive letter assigned either.


My guess is you have two BCD's. One in the System Restore Partition and One on another partition. You can use a Windows 7 System Restore Disk and Select Startup Repair.

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