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Hi. I need help from somebody. My problem is that i have a new sata II 250gb hard disk in my computer. There is also a windows xp installed on my old 80gb hard disk.I wanted to install wiindows on the new one, so i plugged off the old one. But after restarting it was written: Disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter. So I installed windows xp onto new hard disk without plugging off the old one. Now when the system is loading, i can choose from 2 windows. But what can i do if i want to have only one, that one on the new.
I again tried to plug off the old one after installation, but still written out? disk failure...
Thanks for your help.
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  • nveronika Aug 29, 2008

    Thanks for your answer very much.

    After I do this, can I plug out the old hd, or it can also stay there?

    What exactly have to be deleted? I have written there:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer

    I can put the value back if i want later? The 2 installed windows will not make problems in the future?

    I have an other problem now. I think I was hurrying a bit with it, but I installed the motherboard drivers and graffic card onto new hd, but after restarting the windows doesn t want to start at all.

    May I still ask for your help? Thanks

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Because you have a dual boot system, you have two 'C' drives, which in fact is a good idea if you get a system failure on the drive you are using, you can select the other and still view any files on the other drive through my computer.

f using XP, right click my computer, then properties, then click advanced tab, then startup and recovery listing click settings, at the top system startup, select the default operating system, then click EDIT button, then delete the value that points to the other hard drive more than likely listed as disc1, disk 0 will be the one you have connected as master boot hard drive

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