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2 hardrives on 1 pc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 12tipp12, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. 12tipp12

    12tipp12 Thread Starter

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    Hi folks, my problem is this, i put a new hardrive & installed everything(xp pro) and now ive decided to also leave the older disk in the pc, can i select which drive to boot to without having to set the bios, Both drives work ok and i would just like to be able to select the drive as the pc boots in a similar way to selecting which os to boot if one has more than one os on the same disk. Thanks in advance.

    Bill.
     
  2. Drew7997

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    As far as I can remember- you have to change it in Bois in order to get to the other OS because HD1 doesn't know about HD2 and vis-versa
     
  3. loserOlimbs

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    Yep, but you should be able to use a good boot loader to get around this, GRUB should do the trick...

    http://geodsoft.com/howto/dualboot/grub.htm

    Just the first one that looked like it was on the right track.
     
  4. 12tipp12

    12tipp12 Thread Starter

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    Thanks 2 Drew & loser for your replies/advice, i dont know much about boot loaders so if ye or anyone else can give me further advice/info about this aspect of computing i will appreciate it, Many thanks.

    Bill.
     
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