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  1. #11


    Thanks for sticking with me theog.
    I'm booted into disk 5 right now. It's already in the list.
    When I turn the computer on I NOW have a list of entries like this...
    1. win8ssd
    2. win8onG
    3.Win 7
    4. Recovery

    I can boot into any one of those successfully.

    What am I missing from your comments? You say I can't add the gpt disk but I'm using it right now. And I really don't want to add anything else to the boot menu. I want to make the win 8 ssd (disk 5) the system disk. I don't care if any other drive is even in the system and as I said before I tried fixing the boot problem with all other drives removed but it failed that too.

    sorry to be such a pain.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    As Disk 0, 1, & 2 are marked ACTIVE, I am taking that as three OS's installed, there can be added to the boot menu with EasyBCD,
    as there are installed in Legacy Mode.

    The OS on Disk 5, can not be added, as installed in uEFI mode.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    Thanks for sticking with me theog.
    I'm booted into disk 5 right now. It's already in the list.
    When I turn the computer on I NOW have a list of entries like this...
    1. win8ssd
    2. win8onG
    3.Win 7
    4. Recovery

    I can boot into any one of those successfully.

    What am I missing from your comments? You say I can't add the gpt disk but I'm using it right now. And I really don't want to add anything else to the boot menu. I want to make the win 8 ssd (disk 5) the system disk. I don't care if any other drive is even in the system and as I said before I tried fixing the boot problem with all other drives removed but it failed that too.

    sorry to be such a pain.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    As Disk 0, 1, & 2 are marked ACTIVE, I am taking that as three OS's installed, there can be added to the boot menu with EasyBCD,
    as there are installed in Legacy Mode.

    The OS on Disk 5, can not be added, as installed in uEFI mode.
    If you only want the Windows 8 in uEFI mode, delete all unwant OS's partitions.
    than
    Physically disconnect the all HD Drives.
    Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.
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  3. #13


    OK, I can try that but let me ask something 1st.
    If I just disconnect everything except the win 8 drive and make sure it is in slot 0 on the motherboard then do a bootrec fix u think it would work?
    Now if that does work...when I plug the other drives in it should still boot to the win 8 drive even if I leave those other drives intact shouldn't it. Because it still will be reading the mbr that was created on disk 0, right?


    If you only want the Windows 8 in uEFI mode, delete all unwant OS's partitions.
    than
    Physically disconnect the all HD Drives.
    Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


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    If I just disconnect everything except the win 8 drive and make sure it is in slot 0 on the motherboard then do a bootrec fix u think it would work?
    Why? you stated, the Windows 8 uEFI mode is booting.
    I'm booted into disk 5 right now. It's already in the list.
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  5. #15


    The system boot code is on the win 7 ssd. If I remove that drive the system won't boot.
    I don't want my system to rely on both the drives in order to boot.
    I can only get into win 8 thru the win 7 boot menu. I WANT to be able to fully boot from the win 8 ssd.
    I NEED to make the win 8 drive the "System Drive". THAT's my problem.
    I hope that clears my question up.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If I just disconnect everything except the win 8 drive and make sure it is in slot 0 on the motherboard then do a bootrec fix u think it would work?
    Why? you stated, the Windows 8 uEFI mode is booting.
    I'm booted into disk 5 right now. It's already in the list.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    Thanks for sticking with me theog.
    I'm booted into disk 5 right now. It's already in the list.
    When I turn the computer on I NOW have a list of entries like this...
    1. win8ssd
    2. win8onG
    3.Win 7
    4. Recovery

    I can boot into any one of those successfully.

    What am I missing from your comments? You say I can't add the gpt disk but I'm using it right now. And I really don't want to add anything else to the boot menu. I want to make the win 8 ssd (disk 5) the system disk. I don't care if any other drive is even in the system and as I said before I tried fixing the boot problem with all other drives removed but it failed that too.

    sorry to be such a pain.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    As Disk 0, 1, & 2 are marked ACTIVE, I am taking that as three OS's installed, there can be added to the boot menu with EasyBCD,
    as there are installed in Legacy Mode.

    The OS on Disk 5, can not be added, as installed in uEFI mode.
    If you only want the Windows 8 in uEFI mode, delete all unwant OS's partitions.
    than
    Physically disconnect the all HD Drives.
    Make the Windows 8 SSD, disk0 & first HD boot in BIOS.Also connected to the first Sata port on the MOBO.
    Than
    How to 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 Forums
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  7. #17


    it appears we're going around in circles. I tried all that. I'll keep plugging away and if I can discover how to fix this I'll report back.
    Thanks for all the ideas.
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  8. #18


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    You can not do Repairs as you have three ACTIVE HDD's before the one you need to Repair.
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  9. #19


    I may look at acronis true image home 2013. It claims to work well with windows 8, uefi and gpt.

    I certainly am not an expert at this mbr stuff as u can see but I do understand pc's and windows quite well. There HAS TO BE a way to make that disk the system boot disk with windows console showing (System) in the boot partition.
    I'm hoping true imgae can maybe make an image and then restore it and make it bootable. I'll have to check.
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  10. #20


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
    I may look at acronis true image home 2013. It claims to work well with windows 8, uefi and gpt.

    I certainly am not an expert at this mbr stuff as u can see but I do understand pc's and windows quite well. There HAS TO BE a way to make that disk the system boot disk with windows console showing (System) in the boot partition.
    I'm hoping true imgae can maybe make an image and then restore it and make it bootable. I'll have to check.
    Yes, post 12.
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