Re: How do you change vista default boot drive.
BIOS setup has a setting (typically, Hard Disk Boot Priority or Hard
Disk Drives) that allows ordering of hard disks. You move the disk
that you want the BIOS to boot from to the top of this list. The BIOS
is supposed to enumerate the hard disk drives according to the list.
This allows Windows setup to identify which is the first disk, and the
active primary partition on this disk is where Windows setup stores
the boot files, making it the Windows system partition.
On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 08:08:00 -0700, Warzer
>ok, if i do this, is there a way to prevent it from choosing another drive
>besides c from being the boot drive? does it just randomly choose something
>to boot from? this box has 3 seperate raid arrays. there must be a way to
>force windows to use certian drives with out removing all but 1 drive.
>> Remove the D drive...........do a Vista Boot repair
>> Repairing your computer: To repair your computer using Startup Repair follow
>> these steps:
>> Boot into Vista installation DVD
>> Choose your language settings and click Next
>> Click Repair your computer
>> Choose your operating system and click Next. This should bring up System
>> Recovery Options.
>> Click on Startup Repair
>> Startup Repair should now start diagnosing your system to identify the root
>> cause of the failure. Once it has identified the root cause, it would
>> automatically start repairing your computer. If you are curious to know what
>> Startup Repair did, you can click on the details link and see which tests
>> Startup Repair ran to diagnose the problem.
>> After Startup Repair has finished the repairs, click Finish to reboot your
>> Your computer should now be able to boot normally into Vista!!
>> "Warzer" <Warzer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > during setup windows descided it would boot from d drive instead of my C
>> > drive. it installed the os to the c drive but when i remove the d drive
>> > the
>> > system fails to boot. it would appear that vista keeps putting the boot
>> > files on a drive i dont want them to be on. How do i change the drive
>> > that
>> > vista boots from? would like to know how after vista is installed and
>> > before
>> > for future builds.
>> > Warzer