|PII machine with GVC motherboard. 256mb RAM with 2 hard discs (C: D: both IDE UDMA) and a DVD writer on E: as IDE ATAPI device.|
BIOS boot sequence as [C, CDrom, A]...
On C: with windows2000 and on D: I have installed win XP sp3.
If I want to boot my PC from D: drive directly instead of C: whats the procedure to follow other than reformat....whilst I already tried the following
1. Changed the boot sequence in BIOS as [D, CDROM,C] and copied boot.ini, ntdetect, ntloader files from C: to D:
it didnt help to boot from D
2. Also changed sequence of the PATA connector for D to IDE1 and C to IDE2 on mobo so that it reads D first.... but got 'disk boot failure...instert system disk ..' message and stuck there...
Please suggest as Iam planning to upgrade my pc with new mobo which has only one PATA socket and hence I can have one IDE HDD