(Note: Linux knowledge not necessary, but possibly helpful.) I just installed Windows 7. I keep my laptop with several partitions, because I like to experiment with different operating systems. I had one partition in use (Linux), and several open. Partition 2 was already NTFS, Partition 3 was unused. I chose an Partition 3 for installation. Windows 7 is now installed on Partition 3 (P3), but there's an interesting catch. In order to boot to Windows 7, I realized (when I edited my Grub menu) that I actually have to boot/chainload Partition 2. If I boot straight into Partition 3, it won't work. If I go to the device manager, I see something interesting. For the status column of the two relevant partitions: Code:Partition 2: System, Active, Primary Partition Partition 3: Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Logical DriveI'm not sure what those mean, but why does Partition 2 seem to be of interest when it has no relation to the install of Windows? Has anyone else had an issue like this, where they had to boot to a partition other than the one Windows 7 was actually installed on?