How do i change boot hd?


OSNN Junior Addict
28 Jan 2002
Ok, heres the deal :),
I got Windows 98 on c: and Windows xp on d:, and i want to reformat the c: drive.
But, the problem is that boot.ini is on the c: drive, so if i reformated it, Windows xp wouldnt boot, right?

How do i make it work?



The Boss
2 Dec 2001
Windows XP has nice easy way to set this... go into control panel open up system properties (alternatively you can right-click my computer and select properties...

go to the "advanced" tab... under the last section "Start up and recovery" click settings... select the os u want it to boot from default... done :)... should work sweetly now


P.S. Your computer will auto detect which hard drive has an OS on it... and boot from that... other wise u can do it through the dos prompt that comes up :) - many ways to deal with this situation m8


mine solution:
format c:
after that insert winxp cd, boot from it, choose recovery console, logon to your winxp, use the command "fixmbr" or "fixboot". eject the xp cd and boot normaly

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