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Storage drive marked as system, active and primary.

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devnulllore    24

For some reason my standard drive I use solely for storage is marked as system active primary and has some Windows boot files on it. Could Windows be using that drive to boot? Is there a way to change this to primary only? Not familiar with the Windows boot partitioning. I have a separate SSD that Windows is installed on.

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goretsky    1,017

Hello,

It sounds like the Windows boot loader partition is indeed on the standard (hard disk?) drive.

 

I believe NeoSmart's EasyBCD software will allow you to move the boot partition to the SSD:  https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/basics/changing-the-boot-partition/

 

This is one of the reasons I always unplug additional drives when I am installing Windows on a computer with multiple drives--sometimes the boot partition gets written to a drive that's different from the one containing the operating system.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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devnulllore    24
11 hours ago, goretsky said:

Hello,

It sounds like the Windows boot loader partition is indeed on the standard (hard disk?) drive.

 

I believe NeoSmart's EasyBCD software will allow you to move the boot partition to the SSD:  https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/basics/changing-the-boot-partition/

 

This is one of the reasons I always unplug additional drives when I am installing Windows on a computer with multiple drives--sometimes the boot partition gets written to a drive that's different from the one containing the operating system.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

I used Easus partition master to re-partition my storage drive then did a quick re-install of Windows. Seems much better.

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