I have a system that is apparently booting to a boot manager on a drive that is starting to fail (original drive that I only access for data). I boot from the newer SSD. I need to make the SSD drive bootable without the boot manager on the drive I want to retire.
The Old OS is windows 7 and new OS is windows 8. The Boot manager comes up with a Windows 8 boot manager but if I remove the Windows 7 drive, no bootable drive period.
It could also be that because the drive in question was disconnected and Boot manager couldn't see it, it fails. Haven't dealt with boot manager issues. Please be as remedial as you'd like with any suggestions. I've dumped the bcdedit file but not comfy with any syntax to remove until/unless I know what and how it will affect the SSD drive and whether or not I need to modify anything on it to make it bootable as a stand alone.