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#1 chienetfou

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:02 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/500956/dual-boot-from-2-separate-hdds/#entry4301879 - Hamluis.

 

Dave Clark:

I have a similar issue. And I am looking for the machine to give, at boot, the option to choose which disk to boot from.

Have you resolved your question or are you still looking?


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:09 PM

I believe that some of notions expressed in prior years...are somewhat inaccurate.  Four years is a very long time not to have figured out the various ways of doing what was desired.

 

If you tell us what O/Ses are installed on these two drives...we should be able to provide useful information.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 06 August 2017 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

hamluis:

the original disk is XP and the new disk is 7. I can't remember if the XP disk was in when I installed the new disk and installed 7. I'm going to try EasyBCD tomorrow and see if that corrects the issue.



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

hamluis:

Before trying EasyBCD I tried unplugging the drives and plugging them back in one at time.Lo and Behold! I have the DOS type screen that asks which OS do I want to boot. Both disks boot just dandy. Still scratching my head over this one. :}



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:22 AM

hamluis:

Any thoughts as why that worked?



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

My guess is that you "re-educated/retrained" BIOS or UEFI to "tell" the computer to do what you wanted the computer to do.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:32 PM

RolandJS:

I have had strange things like this happen before. Another IT had a machine that he set up a virtual system w/ VMWare. Everything was fine until he turned off the virtual, locked his machine and went to chow. He came back and couldn't for the life of him get the virtual to reconnect. He tried everything and double checked everything. I did the same when he asked for a second set of eyes. I asked "Did you flush the DNS?" He said that has no bearing. I said you've tried everything else. He did and guess what?, the virtual reconnected. Still haven't figured why that worked. Oh well :)






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