Switch Boot Sector off / Bootable to inactive on Hard Drive (Automation Problems)

Been having an issue with a boot sector on an external hard drive,
the electricity goes out here often (up to 50% / 12 hours per day),
have the rig / media center / production tower set to A/C always on;

The 🐻's TerraFirma🌍 was getting stuck on the media center due to a blank boot sector, she wants it to always be turned on into linux feather: It's a thin-client and the bios is very limited, I didn't have to search for Google for long and found this simple to disable the boot feature on the hard drive by setting the bootable switch to inactive:

Your Disk 0 partition 1 (Storage E:) is still has the Active flag enabled.. This is the cause of the problem. You have to remove the active flag from that partition as follows:

Open up cmd as administrator.
Type diskpart and hit enter
Type list disk and enter
Type select disk 0 and enter
Type list partition and enter
Type select partition 1 and enter
Type inactive and enter
Type exit"


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11.12.2019 16:11