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Need help regarding changing Partitions's Status

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Need help regarding changing Partitions's Status


    I've 2 HDD, 1 green cavier 2TB and 1 Samsung(?) 500GB. My green cavier is falling apart, the hiccup freeze issue is so bad that the HDD is might as well as unusable. I want to take it to the retailer for maintenance, but I noticed that a partition of the green cavier has boot status, which makes the PC unable to boot into windows if removed.

    So here's the story: At first, I've 3 partitions, first is the whole Samsung HDD, second is the 150gb partition coming from the green cavier, which is used to house my Windows setup. The last partition is the rest of my green cavier HDD. Now, when I discovered the hiccup freeze issue is caused by my green cavier, I reinstalled my window setup into a new 150gb partition I created with the Samsung HDD, but the old 150gb green still has the boot status while the samsung 150gb had system status. I can't format it nor change the status of the green cavier, so I decided to shrink the partition to a few hundred mb as a temporary fix. After awhile, I got back to this problem. I've searched for a fix on google and the 1st I've tried out is setting my 150gb samsung partition active. I do that, and now the status is reversed, green got system and Samsung got boot, still can't boot with Samsung. Next one, I tried to inactive 2 green cavier partition, leaving only the Samsung active. Still can't boot with Samsung.

    Here's the status of my PC: 4 partitions: 1 active 150gb Samsung partition used to house my windows installation, has boot status, 1 partition Samsung used to store my temporary files because green cavier is unusable. 1 active green cavier partition which has no letter, has a few hundread mb and the system status, and a last partition stored my music, movies, games and stuffs which amounted to 1,6 TB.

    Now, what I wanted to do is to remove green status completely and let samsung has both boot and system status. I haven't found any solution yet, except for the one that using the install CD, which I've lost. In the first place, mine is windows 8.1, the old windows 8 CD couldn't work on that one, could it?

    Sorry if my post is too much of a mess, please ask me question if you don't understand. I'll try to clarify as much as possible within my ability to communicate in english.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    If your windows OS is on the good HDD, remove (disconnect ) the other HDD from the PC..

    And use the windows setup media to 'Repair This Computer" when setup gets to the install screen..

    use the link below in my sig to download and create windows 8.1 setup media..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    If your windows OS is on the good HDD, remove (disconnect ) the other HDD from the PC..

    And use the windows setup media to 'Repair This Computer" when setup gets to the install screen..

    use the link below in my sig to download and create windows 8.1 setup media..
    Thanks for the response, do I have to burn it on a disk, or an usb is sufficient?
    Is there any other method to do this? Since I don't have an usb, it would save me quite a lot of work and time if there's one.
    Thanks again, judging from your reply "if your OS is on the good HDD", it seem like my first post was really a mess
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You can create media "ISO" which you can burn to DVD or mount and copy the iso files to USB

    I always choose ISO and saved the iso File..
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you need a way to boot the PC and repair the boot files - once you disconnect the bad HDD..

    Not sure what is working or how it is working at present time..

    disconnect bad HDD and see if it boots up - if not you'll need the setup media to repair the windows installation
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  6. #6


    I want to take it to the retailer for maintenance
    Don't know what your expectations are regarding this "maintenance" but retailers are not equipped to repair or refurbish hard drives. The most they might do is replace it, but that depends entirely on their replacement policy.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I want to take it to the retailer for maintenance
    Don't know what your expectations are regarding this "maintenance" but retailers are not equipped to repair or refurbish hard drives. The most they might do is replace it, but that depends entirely on their replacement policy.
    They'll replace it, no need to worry. I've done this twice.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks alot guys, I solved it.
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