|I have the OS on C:, documents on D: and programmes on E: - that's the main drive. I use a secondary HD for my back-up and have put a switch in the power line so that the drive can be disabled without opening the computer. This worked well for over a year, the slave back-up being given its own drive letters. I have a feeling I didn't even set it to slave.|
Recently, following a rootkit attack I re-installed XP. When I next switched on the secondary drive, the computer tried to boot from it. I put in a spare HD , which had XP on it and the computer booted from that. The main is set to master and the secondary to slave. I have Award BIOS - when I go to HD Boot priority, there is only one HD shown - the slave.
What has happened, why and how do I get out of it? I'd be grateful for any assistance. Sorry - I can't see how to categorise this question, hence DOS.