The problem is not the second drive but the boot.ini file. Once you setup the second drive with an OS then the boot.ini had a second entry for which OS to boot to. That being said it's not a hard fix. Please do the following in the exact steps. Failure to do so could make the boot.ini damaged and cause unstable or unusable results with your system.
:Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini
1. Click Start
, click Run
, type sysdm.cp
l, and then click OK.
2. Click on the Advanced tab
, and then click Settings
3. In the Startup and Recovery
area at the bottom click Settings
4. Under System Startup
. This opens the Boot.ini
file in Notepad
ready for editing.
5. In Notepad, click File
on the Menu bar, and then click Save As
6. First in here change the location in the top white drop down box to Desktop
. Then in the file name change to Boot.old
and save as Text Document(*.txt)
and then click Save
Now you can repeat the steps to get back to step number 4
Below you will see a sample of a Windows Professional boot.ini file. Yours will look the same except it may say Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionPlease copy and paste all the lines in your next reply.Sample Boot.ini File
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
Edited by rshaffer61, 26 April 2009 - 07:40 AM.