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System and Active disk are on the wrong drive!!!!

  1. #11


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Thanks whs; then I can simply absorb the two unallocated slivers into C and/or D partitions, correct?

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, I would not worry about those slivers. Adding them to a partition may be more trouble than it is worth.
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  3. #13


    Back to my original problem. i loaded up EAsyBCD and it says that both boot manager and boot loader are on the C: drive so I don't need to move them. However I'm still left with the R drive being "Active". I'm unclear what to do other than a complete reinstall?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from command prompt (admin) type one command at a time

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # (# being the disk number with R on it) (2TB drive I think you said)
    list partition
    select partition # (# being the R partition number) (should only have partition 1 anyway)
    inactive

    Now if you need to set C as Active -

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk # (# being the disk number with C on it) (SSD drive I think you said)
    list partition
    select partition # (# being the C partition number) (should only have partition 1 anyway)
    active
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  5. #15


    Dumb question but what does active or inactive mean/do? Thnaks
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    on a legacy system the Active ID tells the pc it is an active bootable partition
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