Changing boot drive from I to C

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Brian Griffin, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. After several days of trial and error removing a ICH5R RAID and going back
    to two separate drives, I have got XP working on one of the drives that
    originally formed the RAID, but unfortunately this drive is now labelled
    "I". I
    have copied an image of this drive to the other former RAID drive and
    labelled this drive "C". I went back into the BIOS to get it to boot from
    drive C, but changing the drive boot sequence did not have the desired
    effect but just changed over the names of the drives which I had given them.
    The computer still boots from drive I. How do I get it to boot from drive C,
    which is incidentally "active"?
    Brian Griffin, Mar 28, 2009
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  2. Brian Griffin


    Mar 28, 2009
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    Hello Brian,

    make sure you have bootable files present in C drive otherwise it will not work by just changing the boot sequence in bios.
    Ganeshs, Mar 28, 2009
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  3. Brian Griffin

    OldMan Guest

    Disconnect all other drives & media readers copy image to the single
    remaining drive
    Or disconnect all drives, including media readers, excepting the one you
    copied the image to, then the use recovery consol to Fix Boot
    If you had simply disconnected one drive, adjusted the bios to none raid it
    should have booted normally to C
    No image required
    As it is I would guess your PC has a media reader and this is taking C to H
    OldMan, Mar 31, 2009
  4. Unfortunately, disconnecting one of the two raid drives would not have
    worked because they were set up as a RAID 0 i.e. striped raid. I do have a
    permanently fitted card reader and this is causing no end of problems so I'm
    going to disconnect it and go back to using an external USB one, which I
    will only plug in when I need it. As for transferring drive I to drive C, to
    be honest I've given up on it now. There doesn't seem to be a problem with
    using drive I (at the moment anyway).
    Cheers and thanks
    Brian Griffin, Apr 1, 2009
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