I have Windows-7 64 bit on an HP dv8 laptop that came with two physical hard drives - C & D. I have a recent system image and other files and folders on drive D. Drive C has failed and the computer won't boot. I don't have a spare hard drive so I want to remove drive C from the system and use drive D as a standalone drive until I get a new hard drive.
The question is - how can I make drive D the boot drive AND restore the system image on it to the same drive? If this is even possible, would it delete the other files on drive D (i.e. the files other than the system image)?
Also, would I need to change hardware settings first?