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Unable to make partition active

By snoble ·
Unable to make partition active. However, it boots ans says healthy, system

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by themathwizard In reply to Unable to make partition ...

Your question it too vague.
You did not mention if you were doing in the command prompt or with the Win 2000/xp/me Gui.

Since you mention Healthy system I assume the latter. Check to see if your partition is inside of a green box. If it is then your partition is inside the extended partition location. You need to use unallocated space that does not reside inside the green box or use a program like Partition Magic to resize the extended partition.

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Unable to make partition ...

the active partition is the one the system looks on to find the operating system boot information, just in case you did not know. It does not mean that the partition is ready to use, a partition ready to use is usually listed as healthy.

As a basic rule you can only have on active partition on a PC and it has to be a primary partition. The active partition maust have the operating system or the basic info needed to boot across to the operating system.

From what you have said I suspect that the new partition is NOT the one with the operating system, which is either Win XP or Win 2000. It also appears that you already have an active partition as the operating system is functional and the system boots up.

Would need more info on type of partition and why you want to change it to being active to give a better answer to how you make it active

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by snoble In reply to Unable to make partition ...

When I add a 2nd hd, the system cannot find the operating system to boot. Jumpers were set to CS on both hds. Changed the jumpers to MS, SL same problem.

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