Installing XP Home with existing second HD


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JDShine

My primary HD (HD0) failed and I am attempting to re-install XP Home on
a new HD. There is a second HD (HD1) with data only on the system. Both
drives were and are currently jumpered as 'Cable Select' and the second
is connected. HD0 had XP on 'C' and a second 'D' partition. HD1 was
partitioned to 'G' and 'H'. When I try to install XP on the new HD it
wants to name the partition 'G' and lists the HD0 partitions as 'C' and
'D'. I was unable to figure out a way to change this option. I am aware
that my OS does not HAVE to be on 'C' but it sure makes things simpler.

How do I go about forcing XP Set Up into naming the OS partition 'C'?

Note: Former partitioning was done with Partition Magic
I did not let the XP CD partition the new HD

TIA,
JDShine
 
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D

DL

Install with only the new hd connected.

Problems can occur using PM to partition a clean disk, as apposed to using
the wincd
 
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Andy

My primary HD (HD0) failed and I am attempting to re-install XP Home on
a new HD. There is a second HD (HD1) with data only on the system. Both
drives were and are currently jumpered as 'Cable Select' and the second
is connected. HD0 had XP on 'C' and a second 'D' partition. HD1 was
partitioned to 'G' and 'H'. When I try to install XP on the new HD it
wants to name the partition 'G' and lists the HD0 partitions as 'C' and
'D'. I was unable to figure out a way to change this option. I am aware
that my OS does not HAVE to be on 'C' but it sure makes things simpler.

How do I go about forcing XP Set Up into naming the OS partition 'C'?

Windows XP setup assigns C to the first active primary partition that
it detects. If you're using cable select, the first disk would be
connected to the connector at the end of the cable (master drive). If
BIOS setup has a setting that allows the disks to be prioritized, make
sure the new disk is at the top of the list. Make sure the partition
on the new disk is an active primary partition.
 
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