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Help! Drive Management - Which Partition Should be marked as Active?
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February 2, 2011
5:49 PM
eq5150
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~Edit~  Everything was fine and rebooted okay so never mind!

 

I am panicking. I was trying to get an external hard drive to start

working again but like a dumb-dumb, I marked it as active. (It's working

now but that may be because I reassigned the drive letter.)

Now I am reading that only the partition with the boot bios can be marked active or my computer will not reboot.

Please look at this screen shot and tell me which should be mark 'Active'

Lastly, if I need to un-mark the R drive from being active, how do I do that?

Thanks in advance for your help. I am terrified to reboot right now.  Confused

 

~Edit~  Everything was fine and rebooted okay so never mind!

February 3, 2011
3:20 AM
jumbi
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because its an external drive, it doesn't really matter if its marked as active or not.

(Unless you wanted to boot from that and you had changed booting order sequense from your bios)

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