Windows 10: Windows saying both my drives are boot drives

Discus and support Windows saying both my drives are boot drives in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I want to put a fresh install of windows onto my Zephyrus G15 laptop, and I'd like to store a system image of my boot drive onto my secondary ssd.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by pradKG, Feb 28, 2024.

  1. pradKG Win User

    Windows saying both my drives are boot drives


    I want to put a fresh install of windows onto my Zephyrus G15 laptop, and I'd like to store a system image of my boot drive onto my secondary ssd. However, whenever I try, Windows believes that both my drives are boot drives/ have windows on them. I don't have any external drives large enough to hold the system image, so help would really be appreciated.

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    pradKG, Feb 28, 2024
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  2. Windows 7 booting off wrong drive?!?!?

    Please move if this is in the wrong place.

    I have two hard drives, a 1.5TB drive, and a 160GB drive. Windows is installed on the 1.5TB drive, as are all my files and programs. The 160GB drive has a bunch of old files, and apparently the bootmgr and boot folder. Nothing else is on the 160GB drive, other than media files etc.

    If I remove the 160GB drive from the machine, windows refuses to boot, plug it back in, it works fine. The setup with two hard drives I have now is temporary, as the 160GB drive will go into another machine.

    My question is, can someone give me a step by step on how to make windows force to boot off the 1.5TB drive, ignoring the 160GB drive in the boot process completely?
    I don't know how to do this in Windows 7, on XP I would just run the /fixmbr command and its related ones.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Note: I would really really rather not have to wipe and reinstall, I know it can be done without one as I've had this issue with XP before.
     
    speedy11131, Feb 28, 2024
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  4. GKing Win User

    Windows saying both my drives are boot drives

    Maxtor Hard Drive Beep

    Maxtor drive beeps

    Have a similiar situation using a DiamondMax Plus 8, 20GB Mfg Date 4/15/03. Drive used as a second system drive. Drive is recognized in boot menu but not in drive list. Drive is always connected. Computer started locking up for several seconds at a time. Chkdsk on drives and couldn't find that drive. Removed drive from bay to make sure connections were ok and heard the beeping. Shutdown and restart and never got to windows screen. Restarted several times then saw drive in boot menu and Windows loaded but Maxtor not in drive menu. When recognized in boot menu, computer will start but beeps and is not found.

    Tried kicking it real hard but no improvement. Any suggestions?
     
    GKing, Feb 28, 2024
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