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In the "Disk management" section of the "Computer management" console I accidentally hit the context menu option "Mark as Active Partition" for an external USB hard-disk, that was connected on a Windows 2008 x64 server.

Now the disk appears as "Active" in the disk list. I can't find a way to undo this change, and I'm not sure what are the consequences of this mistake... Can I just remove my USB HD and get away with it? Will the server be still able to boot regularly? Is there something I should do?


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If anybody cares, I finally asked my senior sysadm, he said my mistake didn't affect the server's partitions, it only added the Active flag to the USB hard-disk's partition. No big deal then.

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