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Was wondering if anyone could help me out with this issue.

Right now I have 2 HDD's installed, a WD Green and a WD Black.
The WD Black has my Windows 7 installed, and the WD Green is empty.

However, both were hooked up when I installed W7 onto the WD Black. Now, if I disconnect the WD Green, I get:
"Cannot find Boot Mgr, press CTRL ALT DEL to restart"
when I boot up.

I want to take out the WD Green to put it into another computer but it seems like I have to keep it connected for Windows to load.

Anyway around this issue?

Thanks in advance.
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I unplugged the WD green and I put in my Windows cd, and ran startup repair before it booted into windows. The repair seemed to fix the Boot Mgr missing problem, but now it gives me 2 options of Windows 7 to run during boot.

The first one is gives me blue screen, while the second one is the right one. Can I make it so it automatically chooses the second one every time?
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Open an elevated command prompt and run "bcdedit". It will show the two options that are shown on boot. Use "bcdedit /deletevalue {entry}" replacing "entry" with the identifier of the entry that causes a BSOD. You can identify the correct entry to delete by looking at the partition when you ran bcdedit the first time.

Be careful which one you choose as you will no longer be able to boot to it. If you choose the wrong one, you will have to restore the bootloader using your windows CD.

Sorry if I didn't explain that well, I'm tired...
Edited by ARandomOWL - 1/31/12 at 4:26pm
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Yea, there is a CMD line like said above.

after selecting repair>cmd prompt, enter:

bootrec /fixboot

or replace /fixboot with these:

/FixBoot. Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows

/ScanOs. Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you.

/RebuildBcd. Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD.
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Not sure which one to do. Windows is installed on my C: drive. any idea?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shibbiness View Post

Not sure which one to do. Windows is installed on my C: drive. any idea?

The one with the long and horrible identifier that specifies unknown device biggrin.gif
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I figured, I tried bcdedit /deletevalue "identifier here" and it said the identifier didn't exist.

So frustrating.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by shibbiness View Post

I figured, I tried bcdedit /deletevalue "identifier here" and it said the identifier didn't exist.
So frustrating.
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You need to copy the long hex number, {1f48...}. The brackets are actually curly braces by the way ("{}"). You can copy the identifier straight from the cmd prompt. Right click -> mark, select identifier using mouse, press enter, right click -> Paste.
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Yea, there is a CMD line like said above.
after selecting repair>cmd prompt, enter:
bootrec /fixboot
or replace /fixboot with these:
/FixBoot. Writes a boot sector onto the system partition to start Windows
/ScanOs. Scans all disks for Windows installations and displays them to you.
/RebuildBcd. Scans all disks for Windows installations and prompts you to pick the ones you want to add to the BCD.

it's "bootrec.exe"
bootrec.exe /fixboot ...etc...
tighten up down there in boca rolleyes.gif
 
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