|Initially, I had Vista installed on Drive C:. Found it too slow, and wanted to go back to XP, So I installed XP on a second hard drive, with no problem. The system automatically booted XP, without any prompt, and never again booted Vista, which was fine with me. When XP was installed, it's drive was assigned F: . XP has been running flawlessly, until I finally decided to get rid of the drive Vista was on...oops. Now computer won't boot, which I now realize is because the boot information must have been on C:. SO... I ran the windows recovery console, and it shows windows (XP) as being on drive C: ! (remember it was on f:). I followed some instructions I found on this forum for repairing the MBR, and everything went smoothly, but upon restarting computer, still no boot. I have a feeling this has something to do with the system just "changing" the drive from F: to C:. What I did in Recovery console was as follows:|
At the recovery console, type fixmbr and press enter. Confirm all warnings, etc.
Next, type fixboot C: and press enter. Confirm all warnings again.
Next, type bootcfg /rebuild. It will scan your hard drive and will look for Windows NT 4/2000/XP and will ask you if you want to add what it finds to the boot.ini file. Select the Windows XP folder that it displays. When it says to add an item identifier, just type Windows XP and press enter. When it says "Enter Operating System Load Options" type /FASTDETECT and press enter.
Somebody PLEASE help me!