It's not often I have a question I usually am the one to help people with problems . Now, I have a problem with my computer's hard drives. When I initially installed windows xp I had two hard drives present, not thinking it would be a problem - WRONG. I installed Windows fine and started to install programs only to realise the hard drive I had just installed XP on was drive letter d: (supposed to be c:), and vice versa. Strange... I read some tips on the internet to change it but I was unable to (I got an error). I think that my C: drive is my boot or system and the actual D: drive is my XP install, which doesn't allow me to change the drive letters. The drives both being maxtor I downloaded the maxtor utility to change it, but I also had no luck there. Not long after this I had a problem with my C: drive, it become corrupted and I have got a replacement from Maxtor now. It's gotten to a point where I REALLY don't want to go through the install process again to fix this.
My D: drive now is unable to boot into windows. When I unplug all of the drive except my D: drive, and I run the XP setup from the bios I get to the recovery console and try "FIXBOOT" and "FIXMBR" in hope that it writes the boot, and mbr to the D: drive. This did not work either.
Now, forget my spare drive, how can I get the MBR and the BOOT records on my D: drive without loosing any data or reinstalling?
Thanks bundles, any help is greatly appreciated,