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
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Clean" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect