New harddisks don't boot when old harddisks are disconnected.

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Skybuck Flying, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. First of all I am not going to follow any stupid advice from people on
    boards... like a stupid bitch telling somebody to delete BCD entries... and
    then the guy does it and ofcourse it fails and then the bitch says: "oops
    now you have to do a new fresh install" ! LOL I smelled that one coming a
    mile away ! ;) :)

    And I am also not going to try the "fix master boot record" bullshit.


    Instead I am going to find my own solution, and I already found one which
    might be the easiest and most safest of all:

    Simply use "disk management tool" in windows 7 and click the harddisk which
    is supposed to be the boot disk and right click menu and select: "make

    Tada ! ;) :)

    I am now going to try this... this should work.

    So the problem could be as simple as selecting which disk to boot from
    that's all.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
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  2. Ok,

    I learned something interesting things:

    1. Making a disk/volume/partition/whatever active which does not contain a
    "boot manager" is the stupidste fokking thing I could have ever done,
    especially since I am dealing with the biggest retards in the world

    This one little command made my computer unusuable and led to the by now
    famous windows vista/windows seven problem:

    "bootmgr is missing"

    2. Google sux for old systems.

    I assembled my PentiumIII 450 mhz and brought it to it's grave(?)final
    resting place(?).

    Instead I used my old pentium 166 mhz with windows 98 and IE5...

    Surprise surprise, IE5 crashes because of stupid google quick typing java
    script bullshit.

    Fortunately Microsoft's search engine: Bing saved the day and IE5 does work
    with Bing.

    Microsoft probably got lucky there or maybe they tested it... +1 for
    Microsoft -1 for Google.

    3. I tried a couple of things and nothing worked.

    4. Finally I read about "diskpart"

    It's a command from the console which can be used to reactive the proper
    partition so I can at least go back into windows 7 and figure out how to
    solve this problem.

    It went something like this:

    Step 1: diskpart
    Step 2: list volumes
    Step 3: select volume X
    Step 4: list partitions
    Step 5: select partition 1
    Step 6: active

    Then I had to reboot computer and go to the bios boot menu and select 1 out
    of 4 harddisks. Because of disconnecting and reconnecting this menu changed.

    So I decided to try all 4. Fortunately the third harddisk seemed to boot
    back into windows from disk.

    So I reconfigured the boot menu so now at least I can boot back into

    5. Knoppix 3.1 beta doesn't have decent internet support, or at least it
    doesn't detect the onboard motherboard ethernet chips. So it's useless and

    I must get a nice operating system which works from CD/DVD for emergencies
    like this so at least I can browse the internet properly for solutions.

    I got lucky my Pentium 166 even worked and wasn't immediatly infected, so
    far it's still running.

    6. The problem remains unsolved for now.

    Microsoft gets -1.000.000 points for creating this situation.

    What a bad mess.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
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  3. You are both absolute idiots.
    StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt, Sep 23, 2011
  4. I also have a machine here where I can remove drives at will and
    windows still performs just fine, and that is on a drive that has a boot
    loader partition, and two Linux partitions on it, and they ALL work ALL
    the time just fine.

    SkyTard Failing just cannot keep his grubby fingers OR his grubby brain
    off the hardware his parents buy for him. So he fails constantly and
    then blames everything and everyone except for himself.

    Half the time, his pathetic attempts at a rant are filled with
    non-facts about how things work, so he is full of bent perceptions in
    that realm as well. He sits surrounded by an entire nation of folks that
    are using their PCs just fine, but he still can't keep his grubby fingers
    off things, so he fucks things up and then wants to blame anything else
    other then himself.

    He is the epitome of the definition of the word idiot.
    I AM THAT I AM, Sep 23, 2011
  5. Windows 7 is not meant for a P III box, you fucking idiot!
    StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt, Sep 23, 2011
  6. 27. Dialogs pop-up while typing leading to dangerous situations.

    28. Disc burning tool does not store verification/burn results in log file,
    now I don't know what happened.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  7. 29. Windows 7 disc burning tool is unable to verify DVD after the program
    has been closed ?!

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  8. Found this tool:

    ISO Recorder... apperently it adds itselfs to the shell, and then context
    popup menu can be used.

    I am now making iso again from DVD so I can verify if the ISO's are the

    Now I quickly stop typing in case that tool displays a stupid pop-up too !

    (The tool had some lag/freeze issues at first but seems to be working now)

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  9. Indeed there seems to be a problem with the dvd:

    recording has failed... blabla...

    Two explanations:

    1. Burn failed.

    2. Download failed, embarcodero claims IE9 cannot handle 2+ GB downloads.. I
    say hogwash to that... but perhaps there is some truth in it...

    Well this is just great... more problems... just what I needed Microsoft
    thanks man !

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  10. Unbelieveable, second burn failed too, or at least the verification didn't

    There is also a visual bar missing to indicate how long the bar really

    Is it too much to draw a fricking 2d bar ?!

    Auto play seem to be running weird, dvd not coming out.

    Another nice microsoft fok up..

    It's like 50% of microsoft software not working, pretty typical.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  11. Now the DVD refuses to come out of the DVD drive ?!? By pressing the button
    on the front of the drive ?!?!


    My next PC will be runnung ubuntu or so if this shit doesnt improve with
    windows 8.

    I will be running windows 8 in a virtual environment from ubuntu.

    And if windows 8 is any good, maybe I will switch to it.

    But from today onwards Microsoft has lost all my confidence.

    And Steve Ballmer is apperently a douchebag.

    He's playing with metro while his main operating system is full with bugs
    and shit.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  12. A reboot was needed to get the dvd drive working again I think at least...

    Now the DVD has been verified and md5 checksums checked... and the DVD is

    So at least the burning went ok on the second try.

    Kinda interesting how the top DVD seems to have a bad burn, maybe because
    it's exposed to temperature swings a bit more closely.

    Anyway now I can go test the latest knoppix 6.7.1 dvd english, to see if it
    can use my motherboard's realtek PCIe gigabyte ethernet controller.

    I am hopefull that it will since linux is supposed to support realtek

    So here goes, rebooting into knoppix live dvd ! ;)

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  13. Success ! ;) =D

    I am now very happy that I went through all the trouble of making this
    knoppix live dvd !

    It was well worth the effort to do it perfectly ! ;) =D

    Knoppix worked like a charm straight out of the box so to say, straight out
    of the DVD ! ;) =D

    I went nice fullscreen 1920x1200, seem to detect my x-fi though I didn't
    test it.

    And it connected to the internet just fine !

    The chromo browser was also kinda impressive but unexpected, I expected
    other/more browser to be present.

    No basic java support in chromo though.

    But this Knoppix DVD makes me very happy ! It's pretty good for browsing the
    internet/world wide web from a DVD !

    It can also access all 4 drives without breaking a sweat !

    So I could/can use Knoppix DVD to access my files even if Windows screws up
    totally !

    A nice comforting thought ! I might even consider installing Knoppix on a
    harddisk, but there are probably better distro's.

    Knoppix did seem a bit messy/peculiar in it's software pick but ok... for a
    freeby it's real nice.

    I consider this DVD as important as the Windows XP 64 bit DVD and therefore
    I stored Knoppix right next to it in a save place ! ;) =D

    This is one of the best DVD's I ever made ! ;) I am very proud to have it
    too ! ;) =D

    And I can highly recommend that all computer users make a Knoppix DVD as an
    emergency backup ! ;) =D

    Yeah for Knoppix ! Boooooo for Microsoft ! ;) =D

    I even sing it's name: "Knoppi Knoppi Knoppiiiieee" ! ;) =D

    Skybuck =D
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  14. I tell you one more thing:


    That should be it's slogan !


    Skybucckkkkk =D
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  15. Oh yeah one more thing:

    Knoppix would be even more perfect if it had a Free Pascal Compiler/Linker
    with it...

    I will probably definetly make a version available of my file transfer tools
    or so for knoppix... it might come in handy in the future.. at least for me
    and maybe for others ! ;)

    Though for now I have no real other system to transfer big files to... so
    for now it will have to wait.. but in the future, you bet ! ;)

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  16. Yeah right like I installed windows by myself by pretending to be a

    No can do buddy.

    There is only one to blame here and that's Microsoft.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  17. Your claims are interesting though.

    I do wonder if it was linux who caused you to be lucky.

    Please tell us more about your installation experience:

    1. Which operating systems did you install ?

    2. And in what order ?

    Me just two:

    Windows XP x64 Edition
    Windows Seven 7 x64 Edition.

    No linux.

    I think and am pretty sure, that your Linux saved you.

    Or you got really lucky.


    3. To what disks did you install what in which order ?! ;)

    If you can't even explain that then don't bother trying because it's
    obviously above your head.

    The number of complexities in this story and these questions are probably
    already enough to scare you off.

    Now be a good boy, and go back to your lucky installation.

    And leave these real problems, to real people, who really care about it ! ;)

    Skybuck =D
    Skybuck Flying, Sep 23, 2011
  18. Did you mark the new OS partition bootable? Format does not do that
    George Neuner, Sep 23, 2011
  19. Said the total retard that admitted in his very first cry like a
    retarded baby post that he "may have" turned it off while it was in the
    middle of an update. That can trash a hard drive, you retarded ****, and
    THAT is OPERATOR ERROR, not operating system error.

    It don't get no dumber than you are, SkyTard Crying.

    Real bright, dumbfuck.
    StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt, Sep 24, 2011
  20. "George Neuner" wrote in message

    Did you mark the new OS partition bootable? Format does not do that

    You have never installed Windows 7 have you ?

    Otherwise you'd know that these kind of "advanced" options are not available
    from the retarded installation program.

    Skybuck Flying, Sep 24, 2011
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