Vista Boot Problem..

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jhhunt

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I recently installed Vista 32bit on the following system.

ASUS P5N-E SLI
INTEL E6600
2GB CORSAIR XMS2
320GB sataii <<<<< (Drive A)
80GB Seagate Barracuda <<<<< (Drive B)
x1950 pro 512mb pcie
500w psu

Okay so i tried running vista from my old hard drive (drive B) and it wouldnt work. So i reinstalled vista on to Drive A. installed all the latest drivers/software etc...
and it worked fine.

Now here is the problem when i disconnect drive B it wont boot at all, it just says "system failure please insert boot disk and press enter"

When i reconnect it , it works fine

Why?
Is there anyway around this without Drive B? Or do i have to reinstall without Drive B connected, i hope not :-(

Someone care to shed some light, please..

Thanks
 
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hmmm.... i am not sure.
Do you have the disks in some sort of raid mode or so?
Have you checked to see if your disk A is initialised (in the POST/BIOS) when disk B is unplugged.
If you have, then I am guessing that your bootloader must be on Drive B, while the OS is on Drive A, so taking out B will make the computer seem not to have any OS as there is no bootloader. I am not sure how to configure the bootloader in Vista though. You may try to google and see if you get better answers, or wait for a more qualified techie to answer your question here.
 

davehc

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Boot up with the Vista install disk and select the repair start up option. (That may not be the exact wording but similar) you may have to do it a couple of times due to some quirk in the operation.
Second choice is to download and install easybcd (It's free) and change your startup configuration in there. It is a very easy program to use.
 
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