Windows 10: How do I change the designation of a drive from active to inactive?

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  1.    30 Nov 2017 #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    No. He wants to remove the active flag from the data partition on drive 1:

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    So it looks like it would be:

    select disk 1
    select part 1
    This is what he said in post 3

    I use a separate hard drive for my data. It is currently "active" which, I believe, Windows 10 can utilize it. By marking it inactive, I prevent Windows from placing data on it. Check out your own drives using Disk Management and you should see the word "active" on the drive that holds your OS.
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  2.    30 Nov 2017 #12

    Actually, I just noticed that Drive 1 partition is also marked as the "system" partition which means that is where the computer IS booting from. Not drive 0. So we don't know if any of the partitions on drive 0 actually contain useable boot files or not!
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  3.    30 Nov 2017 #13

    Here's the latest view of my DM. I have made Disk 1 inactive and the dual boot seems to work fine. See anything wrong?
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  4.    30 Nov 2017 #14


    Thats how my DM looks I thought that was default (Apart from dual booting)
    Last edited by tonez; 30 Nov 2017 at 21:56. Reason: add info
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  5.    01 Dec 2017 #15

    You can also set the data drive inactive by using MiniTool Partition Wizard - this will not affect access to data on the drive. I once had a boot problem by having an active partition on a data drive so it is best to such drives inactive.
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