MBR on another HD then where windows is installed

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DaxDimi, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. DaxDimi

    DaxDimi MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    My windows is installed on 2 SATA drives in RAID 0 mode. But my MBR is on a IDE disk for storage, can i set my MBR to my SATA drive's ?
     
  2. DaxDimi

    DaxDimi MDL Novice

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    I was thinking about removing that IDE drive, boot into w7 DVD, and there select boot repair. I think that can do the trick.
     
  3. FuzzyMaster

    FuzzyMaster MDL Member

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    I have done exactly that successfully, but with Vista rather than W7, there is no need to re-install.

    A couple of other things to consider;
    - can you make the SATA drives the boot drive in BIOS? (after you repair startup, otherwise when you reconnect IDE it will boot from that again)
    - can you back up data on IDE, delete partition and the recreate/restore? (after startup repair so that IDE is no longer bootable)

    My situation was a result of moving from IDE to SATA, along with dual booting MAC-OSX, using Chameleon. Basically I fixed the Vista booting from the SATA disk instead of IDE using startup repair, changed BIOS setting to boot from SATA, re-partitioned IDE for OSX and then installed Chameleon to allow dual-booting or either Vista (on SATA) or OSX (on IDE).