PC won't boot, 2 disk, dual boot.

February 15, 2011 at 09:11:09
Specs: Windows XP, X86 dual core/2GB
Dual Boot, C: win 2000, E: win XP Pro. The C: drive is failing and when trying to boot XP, system hangs during boot sequence. How can I get the C drive out of the XP boot sequence, and lose dual boot.

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February 15, 2011 at 09:13:10
Put the xp drive in the same position as the failing drive.

Boot your xp cd and do a repair install of xp. This will correct the lack of boot loader and fix the 4000+ registry entries that were pointing to a drive letter other than c:

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February 15, 2011 at 09:36:57
XP drive is sata, but I think I can make a change in bios to fix drive letter. I will try this now, thank you.

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#3
February 15, 2011 at 10:14:05
during the setup phase you would hit f6 when you see it in the lower corner and add the sata drivers. Otherwise do a slipstreamed version of xp with the driver and use that for your repair install.

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February 15, 2011 at 12:39:14
Yeah, need to find sata drivers, bios sees it on boot, it has no boot files, and win repair does not see a disk, so I will need to get the drivers. BTW ran repair anyway and it fixed the failing c: drive, (for now).
thanks for all the help

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