Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I added an extra drive (SSD) to my machine. Now I would like to boot from it.
I have an Acronis image which I wrote to it but now I'm kinda stuck. How should I configure it?
SATA is first drive on which Windows 7 (2 versions) and Windows 2008, the other disk (SSD) has the Windows 2008 which I like to boot from. I still need to be able to boot other OS-es.

Thanks for your help.

Installed easybcd

There are a total of 3 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows Server 2008 R2
Timeout: 3 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows7_PROF
BCD ID: {8cb2d9b7-7c05-11de-842e-b4611d44fefa}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Windows7_AS
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #3
Name: Windows Server 2008 R2
BCD ID: {default}
Device: unknown
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Question by:janhoedt
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    by:Salah Eddine ELMRABET

    If I understand your meaning you had plug a new drive into your machine and put an image of Win 2008? if so hit ESC or F1 or Enter (according to your machine brand) and choose a temporary boot device from boot menu (where you can choose boot from HDD, DVD, USB, Network..) and select your new drive.

    Best Regards.


    Author Comment

    No, you did not understand.

    Accepted Solution

    Problem solved by easybcd-tool.

    Author Closing Comment


    Featured Post

    Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

    Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Hello I read in a discussion about a person who configured a very simple mirror RAID with two hard drives; the system and data were on the same partition. He asked how to repair the system as it was not booting up anymore. In his case running …
    I don't know if many of you have made the great mistake of using the Cisco Thin Client model with the management software VXC. If you have then you are probably more then familiar with the incredibly clunky interface, the numerous work arounds, and …
    Hi everyone! This is Experts Exchange customer support.  This quick video will show you how to change your primary email address.  If you have any questions, then please Write a Comment below!
    This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.

    731 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now