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Boot problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Birillo, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Birillo

    Birillo Guest

    Hi,
    I have a problem booting my PC.
    I have two hard disks, both with XP.
    They are installed on the same ide channel. I have still not configured
    the boot.ini, but I cannot understand why the system boots the XP
    installed on the slave hd.
    The hard disks are set with cable select (I checked the BIOS and they
    are correctly assigned as master and slave). I tried to force them to
    be master and slave but I have the same problem.

    Do you know how it is possible?

    Thank you
    Gabriele
     
    Birillo, Mar 22, 2005
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  2. Birillo

    Mike Walsh Guest

    You are probably booting from the master but loading WinXP from the slave. The Boot.ini entry on the master drive should have multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1) if WinXP is on the first partition.

    Birillo wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    > I have a problem booting my PC.
    > I have two hard disks, both with XP.
    > They are installed on the same ide channel. I have still not configured
    > the boot.ini, but I cannot understand why the system boots the XP
    > installed on the slave hd.
    > The hard disks are set with cable select (I checked the BIOS and they
    > are correctly assigned as master and slave). I tried to force them to
    > be master and slave but I have the same problem.
    >
    > Do you know how it is possible?
    >
    > Thank you
    > Gabriele


    --
    Mike Walsh
    West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
     
    Mike Walsh, Mar 22, 2005
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