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post #1 of 10
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Just reinstalled Windows on my new hard drive.

Basically, if my 80GB is plugged in and set to boot from first it can boot onto the Windows installation on my new one (250GB) fine.

However, as soon as I remove the 80GB drive it will no longer boot into Windows...

How do I fix this? I imagine I need to make a new boot something on the 250GB drive?
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post #2 of 10
is windows installed on both HDs? You may have to make one of the drives slave.
post #3 of 10
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Yeah, Windows is installed on both hard drives, but I want to boot with only the 250GB in - I just need some stuff off the 80GB then I want to format it...

Both the drive's are SATA. My guess is I need to create a new boot file or something?
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post #4 of 10
Hmm... I'm not sure. I only use one hard drive so I have no experience with this stuff really.
post #5 of 10
its because windows probly detected the 80gig as c: but you installed to d: but windows puts boot.ini on c:.
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post #6 of 10
Hey there...

You might need to make another Master Boot Record...

Just a guess... I dunno for certain.

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post #7 of 10
Did you have the 80gb unplugged during install? Also did you have the 250 set for first boot prior to install, ie removing the 80gb from the boot menu all together.
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post #8 of 10
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Meh, IIRC I tried that (/fixmbr) in the Windows Repair console and it obviously didn't work.

I might as well just reinstall TBH.

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post #9 of 10
If they both have windows installed then all you should have to do it setup the one you want to boot to as the master.....(de jumpers)

You should easily be able to copy the files you want over once booted with both drives in...

I dont think the MDR is the problem
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post #10 of 10
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I did that, and when the 250GB was set to boot first it would try and boot from CD-ROM, even though that was third...

Anyway, Windows is reinstalled and working
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