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Coputer is not running on the primary drive.

My computer is running on a seconary drive not the primary C: drive. I am running on Windows XP. How can I get it back on to the C: drive, tried the F10 function and that will not work because the computer is running on the H: drive.

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  • Bodiddly Oct 19, 2008

    No it is not. Had someone fix it after I had a problem, but they didn't add anything.

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Is this a custom built computer

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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    mrtimothyjoh Oct 20, 2008

    you need to get into the bios to change the boot order. if your computer runs fine from the secondary drive then that means windows was loaded onto that drive. if so then press del or f1 f2 which ever one takes you to your bios screen and change the boot order to start from c. next you have to make sure that the jumper setting on your hard drive is set to master. out of the 3 sets of 2 pins it will be the set next to power plug end

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