TWO SATA's TWO SYSTEMS?

  Wulfrune 10:04 15 Dec 2005
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I want to use the same computer with 2 drives... 1 to access the net and be forewall protected and the other to be bare apart from the windows standard firewall, this is because I play World of Warcraft on this drive and if I firewall it; it's lags like hell.

So what I've been doing upto now is literally pulling one plug out of the motherboard and selecting the drive that I needed, i.e. one the games, one for surfing.... this is becoming apain in the butt.
I want to have BOTH drives in at the same time, but what I need to know is can I do this:

Have both drives in at the same time but only make it boot on the drive that I choose, leaving the other one powered down?
Or may I can have the drive on but not running and inaccessible maybe?

Please Educate me :)

  PaulB2005 10:12 15 Dec 2005

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Install WinXP to disk one. Set up for general use and add your firewall. Then install XP to Disk two and configure with WoW and no firewall.

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Can you not just disable the firewall when you play WoW? Or make another user account and disable the firewall for that account?

  Wulfrune 12:26 15 Dec 2005

I could, however I wouldn't want to expose my system to potential hackers, so that's why I haven't done that.

I have done the above mentioned installation on the 2 disks, but do I get the choice about which disk I boot up from on start up?

  PaulB2005 13:09 15 Dec 2005

You shoudl do. Are you saying you don't?

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