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Boot and system not on the same drive?

post #1 of 9
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So I did some rearranging of drives in my server and now my boot drive and system drive aren't the same drive?

I was looking in the disk manager trying to format a drive and I notice that my C: is boot (also where the OS is installed) but yet my F: says system next to it and thats where my boot.ini file is and other hidden OS files like ntldr. So how did this happen and is there a way to fix it? I feel like leaving it this way could cause problems later on if I forget its like this and then format my F: or something.
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post #2 of 9
You need to provide more info. How exactly did you rearrange your HDDs? What was your previous configuration?
post #3 of 9
if you unplug the f drive, then you can run startup repair from the install CD and it will put the boot files on the C: drive.
post #4 of 9
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Actually I realized that the F: was just the second partition on the same HDD as the C: so maybe its not a big deal.
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post #5 of 9
yeah, vista likes to put the boot stuff on another partition if there is one for some reason.

windows seven actually makes another 200mb partition for the boot files if you don't have another drive and/or partition to put them on for some reason.
post #6 of 9
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This is actually on Server 03.
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post #7 of 9
oh. wierd.
post #8 of 9
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Yeah, but since its on the same physical drive I'm not too worried about it. I was just surprised by it at first. Thanks
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post #9 of 9
Hmmm yeah weird indeed. Their is no need to worry about it though!
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