Re: Bootup - "Auto detect" drive in XP ?
- From: Steve Urbach <dragonsclaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:47:11 -0800
On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:40:42 -0600, "philo" <philo@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't think that is entirely true.
"John Fitzsimons" <DELETEucwubqf02@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
When using win 98 I had a computer with two removable drives. It was
setup so that if I only had one drive present it would still boot up
okay. Whether I inserted the drive in the top, or bottom, slot.
I have forgotten what file arranged this but in any case it is a file
that XP doesn't use. I understand I can do the same in XP but don't
know the correct file to change and the syntax needed.
Can someone here give me this information and/or refer me to a web
page where this is detailed please ? Thanks.
A win98 drive will work on either IDE channel
but XP always needs to be run from the same IDE channel on which it was
I moved my boot drive to a different controller, the old controller still
exists (on MoBo). I did change the Boot device order to SCSI (it really is an
IDE RAID controller). Please don't tell my O/S that it was not supposed to be
working :/ BTW it is still the first drive on the new controller and I do
believe that *IS* indicated in boot.ini
A simple edit might fix the boot problem.
of course...you could edit boot.ini if you changed the channel.
If it was really important...I suppose you could set up a dual boot
with the option to boot from IDE1 or IDE2
Another thing you could possibly try is simply disabling one or the otehr
IDE channel in the bios
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