i had a dual boot system for a while, 2 hard disks, one boots up to korean xp and another boots up to english xp, i suspected the first hard disk was dying for a while so i got a 2nd hard disc, almost a year later, the first hard disc finally died. so i took it out and left the 2nd hard disk in and switch it to master.
but when i boot up, the comp do not see it as a bootable hard disk.
is there anyway to repair the boot, cause i don't really want to reformat and reinstall xp ..
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First read this:
Then try this:
Here is a summary of the recovery commands:
If it works let me know, I never tried this. I Ghost systems to hard disk and DVD and a problem like this is easily fixed.
hmm thanks those look very helpful. gonna try when i get home from work and hope i can solve em thru the weekend without a internet connection ~_~
The boot files (and many other important system files) are all stored on the C drive, regardless of which drive you choose for XP to be installed upon.
You will likely have to reinstall XP.Google is your Friend
Normally, just run:
fixmbr and then fixboot from the recovery console should solve your problem.
in the future, the way to prevent this is to go into bios and swithc the boot order of the HDs just loading the OS on a different drive will still keep the MBR and other files on the "boot" drive.
I have a tripple boot setup linux,vista and xp all on seprate drives i jsut go into bios to switch the order of the drive and it boots to the proper os.. safer that way if you ask me