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BIOS hard drive settings and the removeable hard drive

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  1. Orurt

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    BIOS: AMD 0401, 5/15/209 v 02.58

    I have an IDE hard drive that slides in and out of the computer to connect / disconnect from the IDE cable.

    When I had two internal hard drives it booted up using the correct C:\ regardless of whether the removeable hard drive was in or out.

    I have now installed a third internal hard drive that contains the C:\ that it should boot from. One of the other drives has a mangled XP Pro OS that does not function well enough to use. So, I installed XP on the drive that I just installed.

    Problem is that when I set the Boot Settings / hard disk drive to be the new hd, while the removeable drive is plugged in, it all works the way I want it to. However, if after having backed up to the removeable drive, I remove it for safe storage, the computer will then boot up from the wrong hd. When checking in the BIOS setup, I see that the Hard Disk Drive setting has been changed.

    I just want it to stay with what I specified and not change things on its own. Is this possible?
     
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