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  1. Yoroshiku
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    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 ..

    thanks.
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  4. Yoroshiku
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    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 ~_~
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    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.
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  6. Normally, just run:
    fixmbr and then fixboot from the recovery console should solve your problem.
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    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
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