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I have three seperate physical hard disks (c:, d: and f:), and windows xp is installed on c: and d: . when i boot up there is a screen asking me to choose which to boot from. I currently only use the one on the D drive. When i tried to physically remove the old C: drive from the computer, it would not boot. how do i fix this? I want my computer to have only the D and F drives.

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Depends on how your comp. is set up. You will need to make sure your D Hard drive is set for master not slave, remove the C drive and going into the BIOS make sure the drive is set up prop. there, and then try a reboot with the D drive now as the C drive. If changing the Master/slave sw on the drive does not work. Leave the system as is set up now and download a program called EasyBCD by NeroSmart set this program to your boot preference and then you can remove the C drive. Using the new boot loader to boot into the D drive.

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Try by removing the C HDD from the BOOT OPTIONS in BIOS settings. It is possible that even after you take it out it asks for it to boot, so you first must shut it down in BIOS, and then try to boot from the D

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Okay you will need to put a boot record on the other drives see the boot record is on C to boot from D and so forth so what you can do is this from command prompt type is "sys mbr", if that does not work you will need to remount the drive using a disk manger software like spinright, and so forth or simply creating a bootable partition under disk admiistration under the control panel.

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