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I've installed win8 pro on my computer which was originally going to be my over clock toy. My work computer was having problems so I decided to make this the new work computer. After everything was up and running fine on two 120Gb SSD's I removed the three WD 1TB drives that were not allocated by windows for use in a NAS I wish to try. Upon rebooting I received the message "operating system not found. Try disconnecting all drives without an operating system". What would cause this if the drives I removed were not being used as storage?
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your bootmgr is stored on the hardrive probly i thk you can fix it by running repair from the windows dvd.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

your bootmgr is stored on the hardrive probly i thk you can fix it by running repair from the windows dvd.

This, it's happened to me so many times. I'm going as far to say that I'm certain that is your problem.
 
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post #4 of 7
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Windows would store the bootmgr on a non-formatted drive? Windows repair has me back into my computer, thanks for that! What's going to happen when I install my spare WD green 1TB drive for local data storage?
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by AMelvin View Post

Windows would store the bootmgr on a non-formatted drive? Windows repair has me back into my computer, thanks for that! What's going to happen when I install my spare WD green 1TB drive for local data storage?

If you got windows working you should be good it happens alot when you install windows it tosses the bootmgr on the first drive it detects and if you remove it wont boot anymore.
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post

If you got windows working you should be good it happens alot when you install windows it tosses the bootmgr on the first drive it detects and if you remove it wont boot anymore.

Pretty much, this is why when you install windows it is suggested to only leave the one HDD/SSD plugged in otherwise this can happen. I always disconnect all my drives apart from the SSD and the DVD drives to avoid any issues that could potentially happen.
 
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks guys! We learn new things every day. next build will use your advice about boot drive only.
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