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    Windows SBS 2008. When I installed somehow windows used my D: drive (standalone drive supplied with hardware). I configured a RAID 1 system but left the D: drive installed and it looks as if the install picked it for certain system actions..

    D is seen by the system as a system drive (it backs it up along with C: the RAID) and it has on it:
    $RECYCLE.BIN
    Boot
    System Volume Information
    WSUS
    Bootmgr

    How do I get these over to C: so I can release D: from being a system drive and windows will load if I then remove D

  • #2
    Re: Booting from D: drive.

    Reinstall the system!
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    • #3
      Re: Booting from D: drive.

      Why? I would take too long. Also I have backup issues and not confident I can regain all the data. I think I have seen somewhere how to move these files and get the system to boot from them in the new location (I don't think one can just copy them over).

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      • #4
        Re: Booting from D: drive.

        So you do not have good backups, and want to do a major OS reconfiguration that may trash it if it goes wrong...

        Get your backups in order first!
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Booting from D: drive.

          In actual fact I have now done manual backups. So I am looking for the procedure to move these files off D: and onto C:. I don't think it's just a case of copying them over.

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          • #6
            Re: Booting from D: drive.

            Similar to the process here:
            http://www.vistax64.com/vista-genera...c-drive-d.html

            For WSUS, check what content is in there and
            Tom Jones
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            Scotland

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