Problem Booting to "D" Drive with BootMagic


E

Eldon

I hope I can provide enough information to help get this sorted out. I
recently installed a new hard drive. I used Partition Magic to create
a primary partition into which I installed Windows XP Home Edition. I
then did clean installs on my most often used software, because my old
disk had become way too cluttered.

Anyway, my system recognizes this new drive as "C" and my old drive as
"D". I have set Boot Magic to give me the choice of booting to either
drive on startup. Both are set in PM to "active". When I choose the
old drive "D", Windows XP starts up and then comes the blue screen
with the message "autochk not found", then the system reboots. I know
the old drive is still good, because I can switch the cable and make
it the Master drive, and it boots up fine.

So, my problem is, how can I make this BootMagic thing work so that I
can boot to either drive? My old drive also uses Windows XP.

Thanks,

Eldon
 
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J

John

Eldon said:
I hope I can provide enough information to help get this sorted out. I
recently installed a new hard drive. I used Partition Magic to create
a primary partition into which I installed Windows XP Home Edition. I
then did clean installs on my most often used software, because my old
disk had become way too cluttered.

Anyway, my system recognizes this new drive as "C" and my old drive as
"D". I have set Boot Magic to give me the choice of booting to either
drive on startup. Both are set in PM to "active". When I choose the
old drive "D", Windows XP starts up and then comes the blue screen
with the message "autochk not found", then the system reboots. I know
the old drive is still good, because I can switch the cable and make
it the Master drive, and it boots up fine.

So, my problem is, how can I make this BootMagic thing work so that I
can boot to either drive? My old drive also uses Windows XP.

Thanks,

Eldon
If you can't do it with software, you could always achieve it by wiring a
small switch
to your hard drive jumpers. (the led wires from an old case slip straight on
to the
jumper pins on the back of IDE devices)

With the switch in position 1, Drive C would be master and Drive D would be
slave.
With the switch in position 2, Drive C would be slave and Drive D would be
master.
 
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E

Eldon

John said:
If you can't do it with software, you could always achieve it by wiring a
small switch
to your hard drive jumpers. (the led wires from an old case slip straight on
to the
jumper pins on the back of IDE devices)

With the switch in position 1, Drive C would be master and Drive D would be
slave.
With the switch in position 2, Drive C would be slave and Drive D would be
master.
Thanks, John. I hope to solve the problem with software, though. Maybe
someone can offer a clue to the error message "autochk not found" when
I try to boot to Drive D?
 

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