Disk Drives and OS


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nr

I'm running XP Pro and installed a new disk drive today, replacing one
that died.

Currently, drive 0 has C and E volumes, with Disk Management showing C
as the System. Drive 1 has G and F volumes, with G showing as
Active. I copied the C disk to the new drive in case drive 0 should
fail.

When I start Windows, it asks me to select which XP I want. Before
this setup, I had switched the drives so that drive 0 had G and F,
drive 1 had C and E; and Windows did not offer the selection.

I'm curious why it asks now, but not before and, more importantly,
what can I do to eliminate the asking, so that it will default to the
OS on the C volume.

I was hoping to re-letter C and then re-letter G to C, but wasn't
successful. Is there any way to do this, so my new drive would be
drive 0?

Thanks for any help.
 
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peter

Check your boot.ini file...it can be opened with notepad.
Check the paths...and delete the one you do NOT want to use....save and
reboot
peter
 
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nr

Check your boot.ini file...it can be opened with notepad.
Check the paths...and delete the one you do NOT want to use....save and
reboot
peter

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Thanks very much, that solved it.
 

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