Dual Booting problems, (Original:Vista , Secondary: Windows 7)

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  1. OneThatWalks

    OneThatWalks New Member

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    Hello,
    Recently I received Windows 7 and had no intentions of replacing my vista anytime soon. So, I decided to fire up an external 300 gb usb hard drive. (Note: This drive was originally in a lap top taht broke so I took it out and got an enclosure for it, It was 320 gb but that doesnt matter.) I was going to see if Windows allowed me to install Win 7 on a portable hard drive, and as I expected It did not work... So I took it out of the enclosure and hooked it up in my computer. The reason I wanted to install externally was because I only have 1 data transfer cable.

    Specs:
    Dell inspiron 530
    serial ATA- right angle data cable

    Well I had to unplug my original drive in the process. I installed 7 on the drive and booted just fine and set up win 7. Next I put the drive back in the enclosure and Changed my bios and I got to the loading screen of 7 and it fails... And tells me to go and repair. So I repaired it a good 3 times... Most the problems were occuring in Winload.exe and/or bootmgr...

    So theres the situation
    Here is what I think, I believe that When I installed it it recognized That it was attached in the IDE and wants that when I use it...
    If so Is there any fix

    next thought,
    I think I noticed when I had it plugged into my computer motherboard. The drive was labeled F:
    and when in usb mode it is labled H:


    I would appreciate A Soloution for this problem, no matter the outcome.
    I may also just run over to best buy and get a new cable anyway but I want to try this.

    I have googled around everywhere, and There hasn't been a soloution. I have not heard of very many people acheiving this either.

    Thanks,
    OneThatWalks

    Java( In proccess of learning) , php, html - programmer
     
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    OneThatWalks New Member

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    alright thanks, I went and got a cable from best buy.
     

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