Hi, settings in the BIOS define the bootable drives, and the order in which the system looks for the bootable drive. I think it is a case of booting from one or the other, but not, one as-well-as the other - if that makes sense!
Hi guys thanks for your help I have made this drive first boot device but it seems to ignore this and boot from my main drive anyway perhaps the windows installation on the second drive is corrupt? I suppose I could unplug my main drive and make the other the master do you think that would prove wether or not it will work, or if you have any other ideas I would be grateful.
ed-o Thanks tried everything to no avail so physically set drive as master and still would not boot.Formatted and installed windows to this drive which works perfectly well.Put them both back in on cable select with the newley formatted drive on the grey plug as slave.Still no matter what I do in the bios it finds the master and boots from it. Did I read somewhere that some computers cannot switch between drives only by physically altering them on the ribbon?
Hi sorry for the delay but I have been away. O.k have now got my second drive as a clone of my master, once again if it is set as master no probs. But setting it up as slave with my main drive as master and setting the bios to not detect my main drive,it will not boot, with an error message, "disc failure please insert system disc". However, and this is what baffles me, if I pull the power plug out of the master drive and restart the second drive boots into windows without any problems but surely there must be a better way? Frustrated!