2 Hard Drives - 2 O/S

  [email protected]© 10:55 20 Aug 2006

I have 2 hard drives with XP Pro on each. At the moment it boots into the smaller second drive which is 'C' but I want a choice on which drive to boot into on startup. How do I do this? And how do I make the larger main drive as the default 'C'?

  [email protected]© 11:52 20 Aug 2006

At the moment I have to disconnect the drive I don't wish to go into! Surely there is an easier way?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:32 20 Aug 2006
  [email protected]© 12:36 20 Aug 2006

I click the download area but there doesn't appear to be anything to download. Where is it!!!

  [email protected]© 12:48 20 Aug 2006

Well I have managed to downlaod from somewhere else but when I install it a dos screen flashes for a split second and nothing seems to happen.

I thought I did all the hard work by installing O/S etc why is this proving so difficult.

  PaulOwen 13:01 20 Aug 2006


If you get any help that is!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:11 20 Aug 2006
  [email protected]© 13:31 20 Aug 2006

This is doing my head in!! I can't get that to work either!

  Newuser38 13:40 20 Aug 2006

It is possible to change which operating system is the default one i.e. the one which starts at startup by going into :-

System Restore
Start up and Recovery
Default operating system

If the 2 XPPro systems are there you can decide which one is the main boot up.

I have to say that I have systems on 2 HD.s 3 XP home and one Win98 and they all show up at startup and I can select which one I want to use if I dont want to use the one set up as default. I edited them using the edit on default operating system above to add my own label so I can tell which is which at startup.

  [email protected]© 13:52 20 Aug 2006

It only shows the one O/S.

  thms 13:58 20 Aug 2006

Go to run type msconfig select boot ini this will show you your boot log.
You can then select which os you want as default.

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