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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
       12 Aug 2015 #11

    Well, since this was a win 7 to win 10 upgrade, the boot CD just wouldn't work properly.
    I had to downgrade back to win 7 (it was very quick actually) and then run the disk repair which solved everything.
    I just now upgraded back to Win 10
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       12 Aug 2015 #12

    dragonash said: View Post
    So this interesting.
    I wanted to make an image of my machine since upgrading to Windows 10 and saw it kept on including my secondary drive (which has over 600 gigs of movies). I am not able to uncheck it.

    So I figured what the hell and disconnected the drive.
    My box will not boot without the drive!

    I just built this machine back in December and I used a 500GB SSD for my main drive, while I have 2 regular HDD's for storage and movies.

    I turned off, "hide protected operating system files" and found the folders "Boot, Recovery, System Volume information and $Recycle Bin" all showing up!

    I have no idea how this drive got dragged into the install, but I certainly do not want my main drive depending on it to boot. It just makes no sense.

    I don't want to change ownership of the files and delete then manually either since I have a strong feeling it will kill my system.

    Does anyone know how to go about "unlinking" these 2 drives?
    Sounds like your Windows 10 install is depending on one of your HDDs for it's boot image, that happened to me for my Windows 8 system, which is linked to a 320gb IDE drive. Best thing to do is remove all drives but the SSD drive, and do a reinstall. I made the mistake of leaving all of my drives in when I installed Windows 8 to that system, so the Windows 7 drive holds the boot entries for my Win 8 partition as well as the partition with 7 on it.

    There was a command line under Windows 8 that could rebuild the boot sector onto the same drive, but it's deep in the EightForums Tutorials section, might be searchable though.
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