- My second SATA Harddrive showed signs of beginning to break down.
- I tried to use Windows 7 built in checkdisc on it to scan it for errors but it eventually froze the whole system.
- I downloaded some harddrive software to look for the harddrives built in S.M.A.R.T health status.Three values that where red so something was really wrong.
- Since I couldn´t fix any problems with checkdisk, I thought I would move the SATA controller from the harddrive to another port to see if it was any error with my motherboard sata controller. I restarted the computer and now I couldn´t boot into windows from my main system disc instead.
Use Diskpart command to make a Windows or Linux drive ActiveHow to make a partition Active using a Windows installation CD/DVD
- Bootup from full Windows 7 DVD/USB
- Select Repair your computer at the Install now screen.
Click No if asked to Repair and Restart.
Click Cancel if it looks for a Disk Image.
- Now in System Recovery Options,
click the Command Prompt option.
Press ENTER after you type in each of these commands which are not case-sensitive:
- DISKPART (to open the partition utility)
- LIST DISK (disk number(s) will be shown)
- SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the disk - probably 0)
- LIST PARTITION (partition number(s) will be shown)
- SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the Primary partition you wish to make Active)
- ACTIVE (the selected partition on the selected disk will be made Active)
- EXIT (to exit DiskPart)
- EXIT (to exit the Command Prompt)
- Restart computer.