I have a system with 2 harddrives, 1 with Windows XP, other with windows 7.
I can only run Windows 7 if both HDD's are active and connected.
If I disconnect the Drive with Win XP, I don't even get a boot attempt.
If I disconnect the Drive with Win 7, I get the: "do you want to boot Windows 7 or a older version of windows"
Selection XP boots xp no problem, Selecting Windows 7 creates an error, and like mentioned before, If both are connected, I get the same option, but when I select Windows 7 it boots up with no problems.
Windows XP was on teh computer first, when I installed Windows 7, I made the mistake of not Disconnecting the drive with windows XP on it, so I assume that the set up did a check of Windows on my system, and saw that XP already had a boot menu and decided not to make 1 for my Windows 7. So I'll have the option of choosing 1 or the other. Is that right?
If so, how can I make it optional to be able to boot my Windows 7 or XP independantly without 1 needing the other to operate, and without having to go into the bios each time to select the different drive?
Please don't tell me I"m screwed an that I can't get my Windows 7 at minimum to be a stand alone OS, because the drive with the Windows XP is corrupted I think, and I want to get rid of it.
I was also told that the 3 drive that I had installed as a storage drive could have been the cause of the corruption error I was getting, is this possible, because this drive has no system information just storage, but at the same time this is the drive that for some reason isn't showing up anymore, shows in bios as being read, but not visable from OS. Could be a coincidence.
Edited by Tybudd, 01 December 2010 - 11:19 PM.