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Old 12-01-2004, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to change system/boot drive?

I recently posted for help with Norton Ghost and not being able to boot from a new drive I copied onto. Anyway I have verified that everything has been copied correctly. It looks like the reason I cannot boot from the new drive is because the new drive is not set as "System" drive. If I > click my computer and select manage and then disk management the new drive is set to active but my old C drive is still set to system/boot. Anyone know how to fix this?


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Old 12-01-2004, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go in your BIOS (press "Del" or one of the "F" keys immediately at startup)

Set a differnt drive as primary boot device. Look for settings called Primary boot, boot sequence or something similar.

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Old 12-01-2004, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He's probably right. if you select HDD0(zero) that means you want to boot from the master hard disk on the primary IDE controller, HDD3 means secondary(slave) hard disk on the secondary IDE controller, etc
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in windows you can select computer manament (control panel, admin. tools) and set it as active
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