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Changing System Partition

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I recently added 2 hard drives to a server for the purpose of setting up a raid 1.  On these drives i installed windows server 2003 and created a new boot partition.  However on one of the old drives the system partition still remains.  I want to know how to change the system partition so that it resides on the same drive(s) as the boot partition.  When I go to do the standard "mark partition as active" it is not there.  I just get the following options:  open, explore, extend volume, add mirror, change drive letter and paths, (grayed) format, (grayed) reactivate volume, (grayed) delete volume, properties, and help.

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you may have to boot from the windows 2003 cd and go into the recovery console.  There you can use the options:
FIXMBR
FIXBOOT
BOOTCFG /REBUILD
in that order.  the partition should also be marked as active, but it looks like you already did this.
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this didn't work as the partitions are still the same except now when i go to choose which os to boot on load i have 2 more choices that are blank.
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