Advice 1: How to make hard disk primary

The active inhabitants of the computer spaces are often faced with the need to change the primary disk. Advanced users often like to use two operating systems. There are 2 hard disk. One main (which is loaded the bootloader on it we install your operating system, necessary programs and utilities), other (most often D) - minor. Should their positions be reversed. If you are faced with this, don't get lost. There are two ways: software and mechanical.
How to make hard disk primary
Instruction
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Software method is done very easily by running a simple algorithm:
At the beginning of booting the computer go to BIOS by pressing F2 or Delete (depending on version).
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Then you need to select the item BIOS Features Setup
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Further, by pressing the left mouse button, click on Boot Sequencе.
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Now you just have to partition Hard disk drivers to specify which disk that you have available will be key. To do this, locate the main hard drive and give it the name of the First primary. And the second disk, select the Second primary.
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Now restart the computer. After the restart it will recognize which hard disk s was installed by you as the primary.
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The second method is mechanical or physical, which involves direct work with hardy. If you consider the hard drives on the back side, you can see there, the so-called jumper, which is in a certain position. Be careful. On the main hard it must be installed in the first position like this - | : : : , the second to the second , schematically it will look like this - : | : : you enter your computer, how hard will as the primary and which as secondary.

Advice 2: How to make hard drive active

When you purchase a new hard disk or change the settings of the old is sometimes necessary to perform operations which make its partition active. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing access to the operating system.
How to make hard drive active
You will need
  • - a Windows installation disc or a LiveCD.
Instruction
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To start, try to make a partition on the hard drive is active, using the features of the operating system. This method has been tested on Windows XP and Vista, but it is also applicable to Windows Seven. Open the start menu and select Run.
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In the box that appears, type compmgmt.msc. Click "OK". Go to the menu "computer Management" sub-item "mass Storage device" and navigate to it. Select "Manage diskmi.
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Highlight the partition on the hard disk (or entire disk) that you want to make active. In the right column of this window, select "mark partition as active". In the case of Windows 7 this point will be located in the menu "All tasks". Click "OK".
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In that case, if you are unable to access the operating system, use the command line to restore the active partition. Start the Windows Vista installation disc (Seven) or LiveCD for Windows XP. Turn on the command prompt and run it.
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Enter the command diskpart and press Enter. Now enter the command list disk, then press Enter. In the working window displays a list of hard drives which will be numbered. Select the section that you want to activate.
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To do this, enter the command select disk 0 or 1, depending on the numbers disk. Now type list partition to list the existing partitions on the hard disk.
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Select the desired partition by typing select partition 1 or 2. To make this partition active, type active. If you did everything correctly, then after pressing Enter you should receive the following message: "the Partition is marked as active. Restart the computer to check the health of OS.

Advice 3: How to make the partition active

The active partition of the hard disk responsible for the location of the Windows boot loader. The operation of selecting the active partition requires sufficient computer knowledge and can not be recommended for inexperienced users because of security reasons.
How to make the partition active
Instruction
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Click "start" to bring up the main menu system and navigate to "control Panel" to initiate the procedure for selection of the active partition of the hard disk of the computer.
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Select "System and maintenance" and select "Administration".
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Open the link "computer Management" double click and enter the administrator password to confirm its powers in the query window.
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Specify the item "Managing diske" in the group "Storage" in the navigation pane and open the context menu of the section to be assigned to active, click the right mouse button.
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Use the command "Make partition active" to perform the selected operation.
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Return to the main menu "start" and navigate to "All programs" to perform the operation of selecting the active partition of the hard disk of the computer the alternative method.
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Select "Standard" and call the context menu item "Command prompt" by right-clicking the mouse.
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Select "Run as administrator" to comply with security Microsoft and run the command line tool.
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Enter the value of the diskpart in the command line box and type list partition, specifying the partition number selected for the destination active in the command-line DISKPART.
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Enter the value select partitionx, where x is the partition that should be active, at a command prompt, DISKPART and confirm the selected command by entering a value in the active field of the command line DISKPART.
Note
On one hard can be active only one section. Changing or deleting an active partition might cause failing to start the system.
Useful advice
It should be remembered that the logical disk cannot be selected as active, active can only be a primary partition.
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