Re: How to make system boot drive (removing dualboot setup)
You can make disk 1 the first in boot priority, disconnect the disk 0. Boot
from the Vista disk and do a startup repair. You didn't say if these are
IDE or SATA, but on some systems there is a problem with getting the boot on
SATA if there is an IDE drive attached.
"Rich" <Rich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Didn't know if Vista would work well. So simply added another drive to my
> WinXp machine. Installed Vista on this drive so I could dual boot either
> WinXP or Vista.
> Works fine, can boot to XP or Vista.
> Now, I have decided that Vista supports the applications I like and has
> drivers for the hardware I have on the machine.
> I want to remove the WinXP drive and boot from the Vista drive.
> Drive Details:
> From the Windows Disk Management utility, drives read as follows:
> Disk 0 Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
> Disk 1 Healthy (Boot, Page File, Active, Primary Partition)
> Disk 2 Healthy (Primary Partition)
> Disk 0 is the original boot disk with with WinXP system on it
> Disk 1 is the Vista system
> Disk 2 is my raid setup for storing WinMedia stuff
> Question: Is there a way, without a full reinstall of Vista, to remove
> 0 and make the Disk 1 a reckognized bootable drive for Vista (aka the
> drive)? If so, any recommendations would be appreciated.
> - Rich