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Inadvertently Changing Active Partition

Posted on 2006-06-27
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SBS 2003 Premium, SP1
RAID-1 OS
RAID-5 Data
3 external drives (eSATA, FireWire, USB)

I inadventently made one of the eSATA external drives the (Active) partition.
The C:\ partition still shows as the (System) partition.
Is this a problem?
How can I change it back?
What happens if I reboot?
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Question by:Slator
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by:itcoza
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Hi,  Right click on you C drive (partition) and set as active.

If you reboot and the system files are not on the active partition, your server will not boot

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by:Slator
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itcoza,

Thanks for the reply.

I tried that, but the "Make partition active..." is greyed out.
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by:Slator
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Additional Information:

Since the drive I inadvertently made Active was an external disk drive that I use for my backup, when I removed the [active] backup disk and replaced it with another backup disk, the Active status disappeared did not return when I attached the new backup disk.

Everything looks like it did before my mistake, but I am still wondering what will happen when I reboot?????
I keep reading some real [horror] stories about this kind of problem!
 
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 250 total points
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Just make sure that the NTLDR file wasn't moved to your external drive.  See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315261 for more info.

Jeff
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by:itcoza
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Booting is lucky the easy part to overcome... getting the OS to start sometimes can be tricky.  You will always be able to boot, even if it from a floppy or memory stick.

Regards,
M
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