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Duel Boot XP on second scsi hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Paul Gumm, Apr 17, 2002.

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  1. Paul Gumm

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    How do I get Windows XP Pro to duel boot from a second scsi hard drive. First scsi hard drive has Windows ME and works fine.
    Second scsi hard drive has Windows XP pro but only works when I change the scsi ID from 1 to 0. But then the other scsi hard drive is not reconized in windows explore. However, it is reconconized in the XP disk manager and everthing else appears normal excapt that the drive is not read in explorer. Any help PLEASE
     
  2. Nick Scott

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    Was XP installed with both HDs in the machine, and with Me installed first? If you installed XP with only its HD in the system (so it was 0 when you installed it), the XP boot files are on the wrong hard drive. They need to be on the system's primary partition, which should be C: (where Me should be now if this is going to work right and properly dual-boot) and the ARC path in your boot.ini file is referencing the wrong disk for the XP startup to look on to boot XP when you have both disks set up.

    Please post the contents of your boot.ini file here, and we will take a look.
     
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