Making slave HD bootable ::help please - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-17-2006, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
Default Making slave HD bootable ::help please

Hi I hate to join and the first thing i do is post a question, but i need help. ive tried researching and i get so many different answers.

anyways, any comments would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

------------
Situation : I have two hard drives. My computer boots from my Master (C: ), but my operating system (winXP) is on my slave (F: ).

I want to remove the C: drive and replace it with a new one with much larger capacity.

Q : can i simply remove the Master, replace with the new drive, boot from CD-ROM and format the new drive as bootable and have it as drive letter C:? would that work or am i being stupid?

or is there another way? (id prefer not to have to reinstall windows)
when i tried setting my slave to be the master it wouldnt boot, it can only boot from C: or CDRom with F: set as slave....

------------
__________________

phuzzbot is offline  
Old 01-17-2006, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
S e c u r e d
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Somewhere Sunny
Posts: 3,760
Default

Quote:
can i simply remove the Master, replace with the new drive, boot from CD-ROM and format the new drive as bootable and have it as drive letter C:? would that work or am i being stupid?
This should work just fine...
__________________

__________________
brady is offline  
Old 01-17-2006, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2
Default

thanks, i'll try it out then. (the only reason i havent tried it out yet is because i hacvent bought the new HD. i hate buying things that i cant use right away, not that anyone really needed to know that)
phuzzbot is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.