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I had XP loaded on my C drive as well as most other programs. D drive had data files on it, and some other programs. Windows started acting funny after using Add/remove programs utility to remove an internet content blocker. (loaded OK, but windows explorer would not load, could not see start etc. After multiple attempts to resolve. I resorted to performing an in place repair.

Repair attempt 1: Windows indicated it failed and asked if I wanted to try again
Repair attentmpt 2 failed. Windows recommended that I clean install on the D drive. So I did.

That worked except now I had a dual boot maching that had a corrupt installation on the C drive and the good one on the D drive. Successfully edited boot.ini to eliminate the bad system from selection. Machine booted OK now.

I reinstalled all the programs back onto the machine. Now all on D Drive because I want to eliminate the C drive all together and make this drive master

If I remove the C drive and make the former D drive the master, the machine does not boot. no OS found error
Seems that all the necessary boot files are on the C drive . ntldr, ntdetect, boot.ini etc. snd they point to the D drive I can see them.


How do I get them onto the D Drive???
Can I simply copy them over? Where shoudl I put them.

Here is a copy of my boot .ini file. for reference

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Clean" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Any ideas??
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