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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Ok, Thanks I have the D drive backed up in a system image so presumably if I tried to restore from there it will simply restore the MBR as well. So, I guess I will need to make a file back up from the current D drive then wipe it and then restore the files etc.

    I should also be able to, if I wish, phyisically remove the D rive and then repair the MBR on the SSD C drive.

    Is this correct,

    Thanks & regards

    Jim


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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Yes if you disconnect the drive that's another way to repair the MBR but remember if you put iit back Windows will probaboy try to boot from it again which
    is why I want you to "zero" it out.

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    If I make the c drive number one in the boot priority, the PC will not boot and so I should then be able to effect a MBR rebuild/repair to the C drive using my windows repair disk. This should save me having to disconnect anything! If it doesn't work I will remove the D drive.

    I have already copied all the D folders that I need to another drive.

    If the repair to the c drive is successful and the PC boots up, I will wipe/reformat the D drive and then reload it from the back up I have made.
    Hopefully, that will do the trick!

    Thanks & Regards

    Jim

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Yes that should work remember to use:
    Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows
    Please use a low level format like suggested to format the "D" drive though so you take everything off it.

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Much obliged. I will let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again & Regards

    Jim

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Take your time....

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    It seems that everything is getting back to normal:

    It wasn't quite as easy as I thought as I do not have a windows 10 installation disk - I upgraded from 8.1 online via an .iso file (which, I suppose I could have used to burn an installation disk!) However I had generated a Windows "10" repair disk.
    The options I was given when, after making the D drive inactive, I booted from the repair disk, were not quite what I expected. For example there was no mention of Windows 10 rather references to windows 7 and 8.1, my previous O/Ss.

    Fortunately I had done some research and had some instructions for tackling the problem in various ways.

    What I did was to get into the command prompt and use the command: Bootrec /RebuildBcd

    I then rebooted the PC and, much to my disgust, it would not boot from the C drive! So I reinserted the repair disk and, much to my surprise, on going to "Startup Repair" it then recognised that my o/s was Windows 10 and allowed me to boot from the C drive without any further problems.

    The PC took about 6 hours to completely wipe the D drive and I am currently restoring all the data that I had backed up yesterday to it. I have every reason to believe that all will be ok when completed.

    The problem with the repair disk may have been that it was generated with the system when the MBR was wrongly on the D drive, which had previously housed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In any event I shall generate a new Startup/Repair disk.

    I am very grateful for the help received.

    Kindest Regards

    Jim

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Glad to help and glad you got it sorted. But you do not need a Windows 7 disk to install it simply use the Media Creator too (most recent is Fall Creator Update) at this site to install Windows 10 and the key should not be necessary as the bios saves the coa from earlier installs. Use "Download Tool Now" to make the disk.
    Download Windows 10

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Thanks Rich-M,

    Just to check that if I click on the Fall Creators executable file, from your link, this will upgrade my W10 o/s to the latest version.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Yes that is correct.

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Thank you :-)

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    Re: Two System disks (and how can I have only one!)

    Glad to help.

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