XP Sp2 Setup with IDE and SATA drive


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Pilgram-Smith

I have a new PC.
Hardware:
I have a WD 200gig IDE HD partitioned into two dynamic drives with all my
backup information.
I have a new SATA 316gig HD that I have loaded XP onto a 50gig partition.
I have a WD 1.2gig IDE HD that I have to use for bootup according to
install CD.
configuration:
Sata is first in hard drive order (listed as D)
1.2gig is next (listed as C)
200gig is last (listed as G and H)
Situation:
When I install, the setup program works and finds all the drives and
partitions. I delete the partition from the 1.2gig drive, and delete the
partition on the SATA drive.
I create the 50gig partition on the SATA drive and select it as the
install location.
Setup formats C and then formats D.
Setup finished the processes as normal, reboots and completes the process.
It appears to be a working machine.
I take out the install disk, put in a driver disk and install (requiring a
reboot). Reboot fails.
I put in the Windows XP SP2 disk and it boots fine.

How can I set up my computer to not require the XP sp2 disk in the CD Rom to
allow for regular rebooting?
 
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Andrew E.

First,when installing xp only have one hd running,this drive will be for the
OS,if other partitions are one the hd,leave them in a raw state till xp is
up &
running.Also,why put the boot files on another volume,partition the hd as you
want,or simply leave SATA with one partition,then format & install xp.By
default all OS files need to be on C:
 
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DL

What exactly is this installation cd?
What *exactly* is said about using the 1.2gb?

A MS windows installation cd requires no such configeration, maybe you are
using recovery cd's and the 1.2gb you are refering to is the recovery
partition?
 

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