How Can I Prevent Xp From Loading Hard Drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by skyarea, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. skyarea

    skyarea Guest

    I use a second hard drive that I like to backup with Western Digital Software. To that I (in the past with Win 98) I would go to BIOS and turn on the second hard drive and backup, then turn off backup hard drive off again in BIOS. I would boot up and only have my MASTER hard drive in Windows environment.

    With XP even though the BIOS setting for the backup drive is off, it still loads it in Windows.

    How can I prevent that? Besides disconnecting power and IDE cable. Or using a removable drive cartridge.

    Is there any tweak that I could do to prevent XP from overiding BIOS hard drive settings and only have the MASTER drive?

    Thanks for any and all help
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!