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I installed a second hard drive, xp operating system to my computor. Problem arose when I had to reformat my first drive(nast virus, I just gave up!) Now I am not prompted to switch between drives. Any suggestions? :whistling:
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Here is how to change the default OS that loads, after a reboot.

1. Right-Click on My Computer and select properties
- (In Vista you can select View System Information from the Computer window.)
2. From the System Properties window select the Advanced tab
3. Push the Settings button under Startup and Recovery
4. Select the default OS from the Default operating system dropdown box.
5. Click OK twice.

Heres a good read on changing the MBR.


I would not have double XP installs on a computer. If you are not using the second XP install you are losing 1.5 to 2 gigs of space on that drive. I guess it could be good if you ever had a file corruptin the first drive's install. That's why i have XP cd's for so it's a moot point.
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