Boot problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by john92210, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. john92210

    john92210 Senior Member

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    When I purchased a SSD, I cloned my Windows 7 mechanical hard drive to the SSD and set the SSD as the boot drive. I need to make the mechanical HD the boot drive again. The BIOS (American Megatrends) lists both drives: SATA Port2 - the SSD drive; SATA Port3 - the mechanical HD. However, the HD does not show up for selecting the boot drive. Does this mean the drive is not bootable? If this is the case, is there a way to make it bootable?
     
  2. Fixer1234

    Fixer1234 Senior Member

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    You left everything intact on the original drive (didn't do any cleanup)?
     
  3. Ed Hoffman

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    Take a look at the properties for both drives. I suspect your mechanical drive is mounted as an extended partition (not bootable).
    Maybe you set it up as dual boot so you can boot from either.
     

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