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Hi, i installed xp onto a second harddrive and now im trying to boot from the original. The second harddrive is out and the disk isnt in but when ever i boot into it it says i am installing then to insert the disk. I already have XP installed on that drive and there are alot of important files and photos on there. How can i cancel this from happening and just boot normally?
    
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set the hard drive as the #1 boot device.
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Originally Posted by wumpus;15196855 
set the hard drive as the #1 boot device.

done, didnt help at all.
    
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please help.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wumpus;15196855 
set the hard drive as the #1 boot device.

Yes, do this in the BIOS screen

You might also have to do a WinXP repair if this required you will need a copy
of WinXP that has the same service pack as your installed OS

you could also press the F12 key (or what ever your boot menu key is) at the splash screen then choose the drive you want to boot from

(edit)
was the first HDD installed when you where burning XP to the second drive?
Do you have the XP install disk removed from the optical drive?
Edited by slickwilly - 10/5/11 at 10:20pm
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