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Should system disk be active disk

  • Question description: there are 2 internal disks on my Windows computer, and I installed Windows 7 on one of disks. Due to mistaken operation, I set system disk inactive. As a result, I was prompted to reboot system again and again. Should System disk be active disk?

    Before we answer this question, it is very necessary to make an analysis. System disk refers to the disk installing operating system, and the partition containing files for Windows is called boot partition. And boot partition should be active, otherwise operating system can not boot since it stores Windows files. Active disk refers to the disk containing an active partition. Therefore, "Should system disk be active disk" actually means "should boot partition be active partition".

    From the analysis above, it is not difficult to see system disk must be active. Well then, how to set system disk active or set boot partition active? When operating system can not boot, users need the help of partition manager boot disc which can boot computer directly. MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is a good choice. After purchasing this bootable partition manager and burning it to boot disc, we can run the disc to set boot partition active.

    How to Set System Disk Active

    Firstly, put MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD/DVD to CD drive or connect MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Flash Drive with computer.

    Then, boot computer from Partition Wizard Boot Disc to get the following interface:



    Next, select the boot partition and click the function "Set Active" from action panel.

    At last, click "Apply" button to apply all changes to computer, and now we can see boot partition has been set active.

    To summarize, system disk should be active disk or we say boot partition should be active partition, and users can set inactive partition active very easily even if operating system can not boot successfully. Partition manager boot disc is the best tool to achieve goal.