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My matser hd oin is aet to master. My slave is set

\015 My matser hd pin is set to master. My slave is set for slave. After hooking up second drive my system only wants to boot from the slave. Both are listed in the bios and are correctly listed.The second drive has xp pro on it but I want it to store records and other personal stuff on it. I want to wipe it clean and reformat it to do this. I have xp pro on the master also.\015

Answers :

The first thing you need to do is edit the boot.ini file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022


This will explain how to do that.

This part is only an example and wont be what u got prob in your boot inifile......
line 1
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

line 2

multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

(end of sample)

you need to make sure

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition is listed first the one with all (o)
and then list the other, you may just have to copy and paste..
but the boot.ini file basicaly tells your computer what order to boot the disks in.

(you can also do this by going into bios setup when you start your comptuer, just read it when your comptuer boots up what button to press to get into it, normaly its like f8.)

but u can change the boot order under that also.
Once u have changed your boot order either by bios or using the boot.ini file way, u should be able to just format, drive 2 (slave)..

reinstalling windows on it wont even be necessary.






Two things, make sure nothing is left on the drive and be sure windows XP is not loading from that drive. Quick way to check that is to disconnect the ribbon cable so Windows won't see the drive at startup.
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\015\012If ready, you can format the drive by open My Computer (or Windows Explorer and drill down to the drive level). Right click on the desired drive and select format. Follow instructs from there. You can select the quick format option. This will wipe all contents from that drive.
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