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i want boot.ini to boot from second HDD without removing it.

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by parthbarot, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. parthbarot

    parthbarot New Member

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    i have 2 HDDs. 80 & 40 GB
    my 40 GB 's 1 data pin is injured & abt to broken. i cant remove it from slot. so if i want to boot from it then what i should change in boot.ini???
    [ multi(0).....partition(0) ]

    without removing the HDD i want the second one's OS started
    so plz help me.......

    tell me or write here the boot.ini for that setting plz...
     
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    do this

    just change the boot sequence from BIOS...no neet to alter boot.ini...
    i think..
     
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    Change the boot sequence from ur bios.
     
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    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    do one thing....
    right click on my computer... click manage
    go to disk-management

    this will display maps of ur all installed disks with their partition...

    now right click on the disk u wanna boot from... and click on

    mark active

    now in run click

    conrol folders

    this will open folder options...

    now unhide all files even hidden operating system files...

    now go to ur main drive usually C:\

    copy all hidden system files ntldr, boot.ini...

    and paste them to the drive u just marked as active and wanna boot from...

    now reboot ur machine... on boot it will read dta from the second drive instead of ur main drive C:\

    this is how u can boot from another drive...



    the process is risky and u may lose ur system and settings... if u never did this stuff then leave it....

    i didn't tried it on XPSP2 systems... so i'm not sure this works in XPSP2 systems or not... as XPSP2 deals too much with BOOTING !!!
     
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    which OS do u have?
    do u have a multi boot system ?
    if u just wanna change the order of ur OS's loading ... or if u dun want the second option to show
    then just right click on my computer => propertied
    goto advanced
    goto startup and recovery
    and change the order and the time displayed there
    if u have only one OS .. then u can just change the booting order from the bios
    if u have 2 os's and wanna boot only from one .... the second one .. then follow what ShkharPalash said
    change the order from
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    to multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    i suppose that should work
    but before u change this line ... PLZ wait for JAK .... hes the expert on these things
     
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