Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:49 PM
Posted 02 October 2005 - 03:14 PM
What operating system do you currently have installed? (If you have different ones on each drive, let me know). If its XP, is the drive that you wish to wipe clean, formatted using FAT32 or NTFS?
Also, one thing I want to check first :
Am I correct in thinking that you had a master drive © with non-repairable install of windows. You then added the slave drive to the system (D) whilst leaving the C drive in place. You then installed windows to the slave drive (D)?
Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:26 AM
Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:14 PM
The reason being, is that although you installed it to the slave drive, XP normally places a few crucial system (boot) files on the C drive. If you move or remove the C drive, these files will no longer be accessible.
I suggest you try reconfiguring the drives as you've suggested but don't wipe the old c drive yet. If windows boots ok, then fine. If it doesn't, then at least you can return the drives to their original configuration in order to boot XP.
If you do have a problem loading windows after moving the drives around, then you may be to run XP's recovery console & replace the missing boot files that way.
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