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Old April 7th, 2020, 12:06 AM
jmnew jmnew is offline
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I have 2 hard drives in my PC. One has Linux Mint and Windows 7 and the other has nothing at all on it. In disk management there is no drive letter assigned to the empty drive. It just shows up as Healthy Primary Partition. I wanted to remove this drive and put in another drive that I needed some info from. When I did this and restarted the PC it went to GRUB Rescue. Tried switching things around and either wouldn't boot at all or went straight to GRUB Rescue without booting. I just Do not understand why removing a drive that has nothing on it would affect the system like this. Also in "My Computer" it doesn't show up at all. Does any know why this would happen?
Thanx so much
Jim
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Old April 7th, 2020, 02:57 PM
lufbra lufbra is offline
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I have 2 hard drives in my PC. One has Linux Mint and Windows 7 and the other has nothing at all on it.
You might want to re-post this in the Windows 7 or the Linux help pages here on Cybertechhelp. That way you might get more folks offering help because not everyone uses Windows 10, so wouldn't be looking in this page.
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Old April 7th, 2020, 06:30 PM
Ned Seagoon Ned Seagoon is offline
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It is possible the drive you removed has the master boot record on it. And/or the removed drive may be the master and the other two the slaves.
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