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    System reserved partition

    Morning everyone, I have a custom PC I built and I was running 8.1 on it. I have to drives a 120gb ssd that had windows on it and I have a 1 TB that had the 350mb system reserved partition and 2 other partitions I had for data and a boatload of free space. I wanted to try and install Linux Ubuntu on the 1tb hard drive. I did a custom install on it because I didn't want it to delete my existing partitions so in the install I made 2 partitions for Ubuntu, after I installed it my 2 data partitions are gone and I don't know what happened with the 350mb system reserved partition. On that disk now is the 2 Linux partitions and a 150mb partition that I can't tell what it is. But now I can't boot into windows, even when I go from bios. My question is in that system reserved partition is that where the bootmgr is? Because I did nothing with the ssd where windows is and I get a no operating system error when I try to boot off it. I just don't know how I can fix that disk if the system reserved partition isn't on it.

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    1) Physically disconnect the 1tb HDD.
    Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.

    2) Then
    Mark the Windows 8 SSD Drive ACTIVE
    Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Help Forums

    3) then
    do a Auto Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

    4) When Windows is booting OK, Reconnect the other HDD, as Disk1.

    Mark the Windows HHD Drive INACTIVE
    Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    I did disconnect the 1tb and even then I couldn't boot off the ssd through bios. I can probably use the install disk to get to a dos prompt right?
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    Actually all I did was unplug the other drive and put in the 8 install disc and went into repair and now it boots up fine, I just don't see a system reserved partition anywhere. I'm guessing the drive wasn't set to active?
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