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If your D drive has OS installed in it, and is located in a separate
hard disk, then you can set this through the bios settings and have
your system boot up with that drive first.
Should you need further assistance, please let me know.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
I can answer you question presuming you have IDE drives ... but ...
where is your operating system? Do you know how to change this from old C to new C?????
An IDE drive can be identified by a wide gray ribbon cable. They come in 40 conductor and 80 conductor versions.
If you have the 80, your computer uses a "cable select" method to choose C and D. Remove both, the one that was D goes on the end of the cable and will become C. The one that was C goes between C and the mother board. On the back of your drives, you should already have shorted "Cable Select"
If you have a 40 conductor cable, you will have to change the shorting pins. Instructions should be on the top of the drive (diagrans to show what pins to short) If you have an extra shorting device when you are done, leave it on a single pin in case you need it later.
I hope this helps you ... and remember, you still need an operating system.
I guess you could (stress COULD) go into the BIOS and make D the the boot device ... but im not real excited about this. There are a hundred things that could mess this up, starting with the default paths that all software come with.
Let me know how you make out ...
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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