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Moving bootloader to system drive


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#1 marcitron

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hey there. I have a system drive and a (failing) secondary drive. I was able to disable the secondary drive in bios and boot the machine for a few weeks but now it won't boot and I think it's because the bootloader is on the secondary drive. So I'm stuck in chkdsk and unable to skip.

Is there anything I can do here beyond a fresh install of Windows? i.e move bootloading onto my system drive

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:35 AM

I would disconnect the allegedly failing drive...then try to run the Win 7 Startup Repair tool.

 

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

 

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-perform-a-startup-repair-in-windows-7-2626170

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for the reply. I have unplugged the secondary drive and run repair but it can't find the OS. Says to load drivers but I don't have a disk. Any ideas?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @3.40 GHz
Samsung SSD 840

I can browse the OS drive and have the drivers in the system 32 folder but can't select them

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:29 PM

If this is a self-built system...motherboard manufacturer and model, please.  The info you provided doesn't tell me what I asked.

 

If an OEM system...then the manufacturer would be Dell, Asus, HP and so on.

 

If it's a laptop...it's definitely an OEM system.

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

Sorry, it's an Asrock H61M-VG3 motherboard. OEM I believe

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

Boot into safe mode with networking.

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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