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Windows on 2 HDD [HELP]

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Forbidden, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Hey,

    I currently have 2 HDD:

    Western Digital Caviar 120GB (Windows XP Home 32x)
    Maxtor IDE Hard Drive HDD 40GB (Windows XP Pro 64x)

    If I hook up both of these drives in my PC and at start up can I select which drive it uses?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

    Yes, you need to amend the boot.ini file in one of the windows install so it lists both OS's at startup.

    Something like that I think. I would wait for someone else to confirm
     
  3. modo77

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,663

    Location: Sol System

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    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Too much reading for me :o , Thanks for your posts so far :)
     
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    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Can anyone please help me?
     
  6. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Bristol

    lol, do you actually want us to come round and do it for you? :p

    Let windows boot up, and which ever version it boots into, do the following;

    Right click on "My computer" and goto properties
    Goto "Advanced" tab
    Click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery"
    Click "Edit" - This will load the boot.ini file
    Then paste what it says in there on here. Then I or someone else can tell you waht you need to edit.

    Failing that, you can change the boot order of your hard drives in the BIOS every time you want to switch windows partition.
     
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    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Please :)

    lol, Thanks mate. I'll try it now