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Hi, I have a bit of a connundrum that I would appreciate some help with. I just put together a system comprised of a Soyo 6BA+IV using mostly parts from my older system. I had two hardrives in that system, both with their own installations of windows 2000. When I installed the new system, I was unable to boot up, no matter how I tried to organize things. (I was getting a blue screen o death at startup with inaccessible boot device stop error) I ended up formating one of the drives that didn't have anything of importance on it, but the only OS I had accesible I could boot from was a Whistler cd. I loaded that, and now I can boot fine from that drive, and after installing the highpoint 366 drivers, I can see my other drive with windows 2000 on it from Whistler. My question is, is there a way to add that drive to the startup menu so I can choose to boot from it? I really don't want to format that drive, as I rather like it the way it is. Also (and sorry for making this so wordy) even though both drives are ata/66 or ata/100 compatible, if I connect the drive with whistler on it to the highpoint controller, I can never do much of anything before a blue screen, and a restart, with an error relating that the highpoint controller. Any thoughts? Thanks so much for your time.
Zhenya
 

Arrow

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I'm not sure, and this is just a wild pitch, but try the "Repair Installation" function.

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Arrow

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Actually, even though I posted that, you might want to wait for a more knowledgable person to answer before you try it...

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ckbumps

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you may have said something about this in your post (I'm half asleep right now) but you can probably change the order in which your system boots in bios ex: floppy c drive e drive then cd. just set the drive wit win 2k as the first one after the floppy and give it a whirl
hope this helps , if not good luck.
 

sandshoe

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As Arrow said, the Repair installation is probably your best option. You can boot off your second drive by setting you bios to boot from D, but then you have to change this whenever you want boot off the primary drive. I'd doubt the 2K install will work without a rebuild anyways, as it was setup using the hardware from a different system.