Is it pos to check OS on new HD

  Newuser2 21:01 23 Oct 2003

I've installed a new hard drive. Both HD's are Western Digital & the installation etc went like a breeze except that the manual say's you have to install the OS, (I'm running ME) on the new drive to make it bootable, but it seems to boot up from the new drive OK. Is there any way I can check to see if the OS is installed OK on the new drive.

  powerless 21:05 23 Oct 2003

Use it.

  Newuser2 08:03 24 Oct 2003

I installed new drive as master & the old drive as slave.(To use as storage) Both old & new are Western Digital.
I used Western Digitals Data Lifeguard EZ-Install.
It all went OK after an initail stall as my BIOS wouldn't accept the fact that the new drive is 60Gs & I assume that the BIOS has got the 32 Gs limit.
I had to reset the jumpers to the alternative settings as described in the WD manual & all was OK.
The reason I asked the question is that the manual tells you to install the OS as & I quote "Due to how Win ME boots, system files copied to a drive using a Win Me boot disk will not make the drive bootable. To boot to the drive , you must install Win Me."
Trouble is I didn't have to use a boot disc so I am confused.
My concern is that can the OS get the info it needs from the old drive to allow the new drive
to boot. So if I reformat the old drive will thing go pear shaped.
I appreciate your help.

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