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IBM T30 Start-up HD options

I have an IBM T30 with a second HDD in the ultrabay.
On start-up, F12 gives the boot options.
I can see Hard Disc as an option with +Hard Disc, but I cannot find the option to expand to select the second HD to boot from.
Only the HD in the main part will boot, unless I disable the primary in the setup.
When the primary boots you can see the secondary in my computer ok.
Both HD have windows xp.
If I phisically swap the locations, same thing but 2nd drive now boots in the main bay.
How do I choose????

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Why do you what to boot up from the 2nd hard drive?
If you want to boot up with a different operating system from a 2nd drive, I suggest you set up a dual boot system with the other operating system on the 2nd drive.
When you boot up you will be given a menu and you can choose which operating system you want. There is a time delay and if you don't choose a system it will default to the first operating system on the list.

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