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spanner
19-09-2004, 10:41 AM
I have an existing 40 GB drive and just bought a new 80GB drive.

The 40GB is set up as master, the 80GB as slave.

I formatted and installed windows on the new 80GB drive, everything worked fine, windows 2000 booted from the 80GB drive.

Now I have just reformatted the original 40GB drive and installed windows 2000.

Windows 2000 now boots up from the 40 GB drive which I don`t want. By changing the boot priority to the 80GB drive I get an NTLDR error.

How can I get back to booting from the 80GB drive.

drb1
19-09-2004, 10:59 AM
> I have an existing 40 GB drive and just bought a new
> 80GB drive.
>
> The 40GB is set up as master, the 80GB as slave.
>
> I formatted and installed windows on the new 80GB
> drive, everything worked fine, windows 2000 booted
> from the 80GB drive.
>
> Now I have just reformatted the original 40GB drive
> and installed windows 2000.
>
> Windows 2000 now boots up from the 40 GB drive which
> I don`t want. By changing the boot priority to the
> 80GB drive I get an NTLDR error.
>
> How can I get back to booting from the 80GB drive.

Spanner,
I belive you will need a boot manager to do this, espacially with the same o/s on two drives.

I read that you have:

IDE 1 Primary 2KPRO BOOT master.

IDE 1 secondary 2KPRO Bootable slave.

The Bios cache has both of these drives as bootable, its confused.

If you clear all the histories, it may come right . But if you want to boot from both drives, I think you need a boot manager.

D.

JohnD
19-09-2004, 09:34 PM
You can use a third party boot loader such as XOSL - but WIndows NT\2k\XP has it's own boot loader called NTLDR. This is controlled by the hidden file, boot.ini.

You need to edit this file on the first drive to look something like this sample:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Win2k Novell LAN" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Win2k Local" /fastdetect

Change the disks and partitions to match your situation - the result is a menu at boot time to choose you OS.

drb1
20-09-2004, 10:46 AM
JohnD,

That looks interesting. I may have to come back to you about that.

D.