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    Getting Hard Disc Image to boot

    I bought a new SATA drive (a Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II w/ NCQ, 16MB Cache) to alleviate my storage problem (the problem I was running out of it).

    Using Partition Magic, I Copied my primary hard drive that has my windows installation on it to the new SATA drive, but now I need to change the Boot.ini so that I can use it.

    here's what the file says:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=0
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S.0
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Mic rosoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /noguiboot /bootlogo /noguiboot /bootlogo /usepmtimer
    The new SATA drive is on my 1st SATA port, and is one of 3 drives in my system (The other two being my 250 gig IDE Primary, and my 80 gig IDE Secondary) what would I change so I can get it to boot?

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    Re: Getting Hard Disc Image to boot

    I didn't think you had to change anything in the ini file if you mirrored the boot partition. I though you just needed to point the BIOS to the proper drive. That is assuming that your new boot drive only has 1 partition. The SATA port shouldn't matter on most mobos.

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    Re: Getting Hard Disc Image to boot

    I did that, said that the drive wasn't a proper boot device. Its moot now anyways, wound up having to reinstall windows anyways.

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