Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works


  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
I have 2 internal drives. I am trying to reboot and load my first drive, I go through the boot menu and select the appropiate drive but it is not loading. In the past I noticed that it took a few times to finally load the correct one. What am I overlooking?

Thanks for the help :)
  • 0




    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
Do you have windows installed on both drives? If yes, then the first thing to check is where the drives data cables are plugged in. If you are setup with cable select in the BIOS, then the drive on the end of the data cable will boot first if you are using PATA drives. If you have a master and slave setup you need to change to jumpers on the back of the drives to set which drive you want to boot from as the master.

If you are using SATA cables then the drive plugged into the 00 data port on the MB will boot first. If you want the other drive to boot first then swap the cables around.

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP