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    First time install

    As you may have guessed from the title it's my first Win7 install and I think I may have c*cked it up. Basically I installed 7 from the DVD and now when I want to boot up I need the DVD in the drive otherwise I get the message "Boot disk failure...". What have I done wrong? Normally I'd expect this if it was trying to boot up from the wrong HDD or a flash drive.

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    UPDATE: It's put the BOOTMGR on the wrong HDD so boot order was wrong in the CMOS settings. However it's on the disk that I don't want it on, how do I remedy this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    UPDATE: It's put the BOOTMGR on the wrong HDD so boot order was wrong in the CMOS settings. However it's on the disk that I don't want it on, how do I remedy this?
    Repeat the install but this time get it right.

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    sounds like a boot issue.
    when your computer boots up look at the screen and then it will show you what key to press to go into your bios, normally f2 or f12 (some times del key) depending on the mobo, in your bios find a section that says boot order then make sure you have your hdd drive as the first boot device this should then look to your hdd to boot from instead of the disk drive, let me know how you get on

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    my post was late!! as he said above reinstall on the correct drive then

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    Yes. Ensure that you wipe the drive\partitions first as well, just to be sure W7 has got he space it needs to put it's hidden partition etc on there, unless of course you have partitions\disks with stuff you want to keep
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    I found a workaround. I moved the hidden boot folder and the bootmgr files and then used BCDEDIT to change the entries in the BCD file. probably not the best way to do everything but it works and should stop me accidentally destroying the boot files if I wipe the HDD they were put on. I still can't understand why Windows 7 didn't either give me an option to specify where to put the boot files or tell me where they were going. Oh well problem solved.

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    An easier way could have been to set the boot order to the way that you wanted it then starting with the DVD and using the autorepair feature which is really quite good.

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