Can not boot with second HDD disconnected
Whenever I disconnect the storage drive, Windows will not boot. After doing some searching, I found out why.
Under disk management, the Windows drive is listed as boot, page file, crash dump, primary partition.
The storage drive is listed as system, active, primary partition.
This is the reason it will not boot with the storage drive disconnected, right? The Windows drive should be listed as system and active. I know I need the mark the Windows partition as active to fix this but will doing so affect the data on the storage drive?
When I first installed Windows, I had both drives hooked up. I did not realize this would happen. I am about to reinstall Windows and I want to disconnect the second hard drive so this will not happen again.
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