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bacon01
03-09-2006, 12:04 PM
I have 2 Drives, one is a partioned drive (C Drive) which originally had Win XP Home loaded on it and a second physical drive (F Drive) which has Win XP Pro loaded.
The second OS installation was supposed to be loaded on C drive but was mistakenly loaded on F Drive.
I want to delete the OS on the F Drive and when the PC starts to load the OS from the C Drive. How do I do this?

developer
03-09-2006, 12:10 PM
control panel -> system -> advanced -> startup and recovery

If your F: has nothing but the OS, you can probably format it.

bacon01
07-09-2006, 09:49 PM
Now thats a great start, however when I go into startup and recovery, in the drop down box it states:
Default OPerating System:
"Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
There is no option to tell the location of this Operating System.
In the "Edit Startup options file manually" option, the following comes up in the Windows Notebook:

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Can you please tell me where I might change where the OS location boots from.
Thanks in advance.