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Ok, here. Disconnect the SSD from the system, replug in the HDD. Then boot up the install disc. Then get to the formatting options under custom install. Then delete the system reserve partition on the HDD that way , then reset up your system again how you like it and you should be able to boot fine and have no issue from the HDD.

System restore didn't work, but when I switched for ACHI to IDE the HDD worked (plugged in on its own, no ssd). So now I'm back on my computer and its like it was before I tired installing the SSD.

So now I'm going to remove Win 7 from the HDD and save whatever I need in a partition. Any useful links on how to do that?

Do this:http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2672-partition-volume-shrink.html

Then this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2674-partition-volume-create-new.html
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ok, so now that this is done. I can begin to move files from my C drive into my newly created partition? After I do this, do I delete the C drive containing the OS or is it deleted automatically somehow when I plug my SSD back in? I also have a "system reserve" partition, will that be deleted as well?
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When you install using diskpart you use a command called clean, this essentially marks as deleted the info on the SSD. Thus no partitions on the SSD. So just refollow the guide.

Once the OS is installed on the SSD, in disk management you need to plug back in your HDD and delete the reserved partition and old OS partition on the HDD.

Then you can expand the storage partition on the HDD (your back up) to get back the unallocated space and use it as your storage drive.
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Well I already installed Windows on the SSD. Should I just reinstall over it and follow the guide?
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Well I already installed Windows on the SSD. Should I just reinstall over it and follow the guide?

Hook up the drives in teh system (SSD as boot and HDD as secondary) make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the SSD and go into disk management and delete the reserved partition and old OS partition on the HDD after you backed up the data...

You should not have any issues with this lol
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thanks so much! I'm sorry for being a total noob, I'm doing my best. Your patience is legendary. +reps
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thanks so much! I'm sorry for being a total noob, I'm doing my best. Your patience is legendary. +reps

Keep the questions coming, I learn that way lol. smile.gif
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in that case I got another one for you.. maybe omre than one actually smile.gif

Would it be wise to simply create a system image and put that on the partition? Would I be able to extract any necessary files from the system image or does it not work like that?
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in that case I got another one for you.. maybe omre than one actually smile.gif

Would it be wise to simply create a system image and put that on the partition?
system image of what? are you reinstalling, not reinstalling, image of the SSD or OS on the HDD?
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Would I be able to extract any necessary files from the system image or does it not work like that?
It can, but you need certain programs.
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Hey Sean I have a SATA configuration question for you. My mobo has 2 marvell 6 gb/s ports (which I gather are bad so they're unoccupied.) 2 Intel 6 gb/s ports which i put two 500gb HDDs in RAID0 in, and 4 Intel 3 gb/s ports which I have my optical drive, front panel eSATA and SSD in. Would it be better to put the SSD on the 6 gb/s port and move the HDDs to the 3 gb/s ones? What would I do with the other 6 gb/s port in that case? I have SATA mode set to RAID

thanks

edit: also, would it be better to install Windows on the SSD or the RAID?
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