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Reply #15 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:16am
 
Yeah Brian, SATA2 (A1) will boot every time... is that what we want to know?
 
 
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Reply #16 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:32am
 
That's great. Now you have to add the other HD and get both booting correctly. I don't understand your booting method. Do you use a boot menu or do you swap HDs in the BIOS.
 
 
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Reply #17 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:44am
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:32am:
That's great. Now you have to add the other HD and get both booting correctly. I don't understand your booting method. Do you use a boot menu or do you swap HDs in the BIOS.

I was using the boot menu but it wasn't letting my hard drive with the c:\ boot up so I swapped them in the BIOS and it worked one time but switched back after that. But it will always boot if I use SATA 2 (A1) and don't connect SATA 1 (A0). ok?
 
 
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Reply #18 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:55am
 
Is that the Microsoft Boot Menu? White text on a black background?
 
 
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Reply #19 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:17am
 
hi brian...long night  huh?

it's in the Boot Menu in the Award BIOS. And it's a blue on white background. If that is the right thing you asked about. Otherwise I got through the whole BIOS  menu which has everything in the BIOS in about ten menu items with drill downs.
 
 
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Reply #20 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 2:15am
 
OK. I'm not familiar with that.

When each WinXP is booted, does it see itself as C: drive?

Edit... Can you post the contents of the boot.ini in your current booting WinXP?
 
 
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Reply #21 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 2:31am
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 2:15am:
OK. I'm not familiar with that.

When each WinXP is booted, does it see itself as C: drive?

Edit... Can you post the contents of the boot.ini in your current booting WinXP?


Sorry Brian but I am not current with this. Where do I find the boot.ini ? I did a search and it coulldn't find one.
 
 
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Reply #22 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 3:28am
 
Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery Settings, Edit.  There it is. Copy and paste the text.

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Reply #23 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 4:03am
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 3:28am:
Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery Settings, Edit.  There it is. Copy and paste the text.

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There you go.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
 
 
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Reply #24 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 4:13am
 
Thanks for that. As expected. Good.

What happens if you connect the other HD (as the only HD in the computer) to the SATA port the current HD is using?
 
 
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Reply #25 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 12:33pm
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 4:13am:
Thanks for that. As expected. Good.

What happens if you connect the other HD (as the only HD in the computer) to the SATA port the current HD is using?


If I connect the other HD to the SATA port the currnet HD is using, as the only HD in the compter, it displays the "NTLDR is missing" message and won't boot.
 
 
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Reply #26 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:17pm
 
Jordan,

With that current HD still in place, boot from the Ghost CD.....

Utilities
Edit boot.ini
In Select the source boot.ini drive, choose C:
dot in Edit
In the Filename field, type C:\boot.ini
Next
Finish

What is in that boot.ini?
 
 
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Reply #27 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:41pm
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:17pm:
Jordan,

With that current HD still in place, boot from the Ghost CD.....

Utilities
Edit boot.ini
In Select the source boot.ini drive, choose C:
dot in Edit
In the Filename field, type C:
oot.ini
Next
Finish

What is in that boot.ini? 


After entering Utilities and clicking Edit boot.ini it displayed a message ' No boot.ini files were found.'
 
 
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Reply #28 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:55pm
 
I deleted boot.ini from my WinXP, booted from the Ghost CD and saw the same error you saw.

But my WinXP booted after showing an Invalid boot.ini message. Something nasty has happened to your WinXP. Can you restore an image to that HD? Or is that the HD you restored yesterday?
 
 
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Reply #29 - Apr 3rd, 2011 at 2:15pm
 
Brian wrote on Apr 3rd, 2011 at 1:55pm:
I deleted boot.ini from my WinXP, booted from the Ghost CD and saw the same error you saw.

But my WinXP booted after showing an Invalid boot.ini message. Something nasty has happened to your WinXP. Can you restore an image to that HD? Or is that the HD you restored yesterday?


Something nasty? Nothing is on that drive except ghost backup images.  How could it possibly boot from that? As I said everything works fine with just the one hard drive connected. It's the second drive connecting that is the problem. And that is where all the Ghost backups are.

 
 
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