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Change the system partition in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows' started by Shweta_N, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Shweta_N

    Shweta_N New Member

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    Hi Everyone



    This might seem a stupid question but honestly I dont know what to do here and I have googled for solutions but no luck.


    I attached two hard disks (Disk 1 and Disk 2) to an old computer system while installing Windows XP. Disk 1 is IDE and Disk 2 is SATA.


    I wanted to install Windows XP on Disk 1. Disk 2 was meant for another newer computer but since it had some data that I wanted to copy to disk 1 after installation of windows therefore I kept it connected to the old computer before installing windows.


    Even though I have installed windows on a partition on Disk 1, it has still made the first partition of Disk 2 as the system partition and placed boot.ini and other system files in the root directory of that partition on Disk 2.


    Now when I detach Disk 2 from the older system, the computer wont boot even though the windows installation is there on Disk 1. The computer boots only when Disk 2 is also present.




    So here is my question:


    Is there a way I can copy boot information from Disk 2 to Disk 1 so that the computer can boot without Disk 2.


    Thanks in advance.
     

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