formatting my ide hard drive is not an option - i have alot of information on this drive.
i disconnected the power from this drive and tried to start windows
i tried following the steps to fix that....no go
then i reinstalled windows with just my sata drive in the comp. this worked fine. i went into windows and my system and boot were both the same and labled as c:
but as soon as i plug in my secondary hard drive it takes back over as system....this time it is labled d: and my SATA is C: but it is still not the system drive. i tried to move the files from d to c in the recovery console but i get access denied.
perhaps i can change the boot.ini file to look for the c: as the system and this will work? i am at work and cant try this now. but if anyone can please help me further that would be great. thanks alot.