i have a K8N diamond MSI
3 HDD - details:
first one: 40GB IDE Seagate (operating System is Vista Business Edition ORIGINAL).
this one is connected to the master IDE. in other words this is the master Drive i boot from normally
second one: 80GB IDE Seagate (operating System Windows XP Professional SP3 ORIGINAL).
this one is connected to the master IDE. in other words this is the master Drive i boot from normally/becomes slave when connect the two HDD
third one: 300GB SATA I Maxtor (Dynamic Volume Storage ONLY).
i have two SATA controllers this one is connected to the Slave one, the master SATA is EMPTY
and the other stuff i don't think they are important for this problem so am not going to mention them, if they are needed i will post them.
usually i install one if Linux versions on the second HDD (80GB) and then make GRUP and choose which OS i want to boot into. (never tried this with vista, i always had XP).
this time i installed XP, can i connect the two HDD and choose which OS i want... like how i used to do with LINUX?
i tried to connect them, but it gave me Failure to boot... so i guess there is a trick to it....
i asked some people and they told me it should work but you have to install Vista first...
i bought this 80GB couple days a go, and i had vista for over 3 months now... both where installed a clean installation. the result was that the solution didn't work.
some said vista is a [bleep] in this kinda stuff and there is no way you can connect it with anther OS.
anyone knows how i can connect them to gather or a place where i can get some help.
PS:why i want to connect them in the first place?
1- its hard to keep switching the PC off and change the HDD drives to change the OS
2- i found that XP is better for my work applications, and more stable at the moment
3- the first HDD (40GB) is getting old and the free space is only 13GB after i have deleted a lot of programs i use to work, hence bought the 80GB!