06-28-2009 10:28 PM
This may be a simple issue. I would like to install a second hard drive that I can choose between my first hard
drive and second HD and make them either bootable at startup. Can this be done with Vista 32 bit? thanks
07-01-2009 05:04 PM
I hope you don't mind everrest if I add this as well because the link you showed although very good can still give the inexperienced trouble.
Go into bios setup and and set the order as HDD 1 XP? and HDD 2 Vista? and CD as the 3rd choice, floppy if you still use one, this should ensure XP boots and Vista should be visible inside it, however if you want Vista and load up and it doesn't show an option to boot to it hold either the F2 or F8 key down or press one repeatedly and it should bring the boot order screen up, pretty certain it's F8, sorry but it's a while since I last ran duals, you then chose the one you want, hth.
07-02-2009 11:04 PM
Thanks for both replies. I actually want to install vista 32 bit as the OS on both internal hard drives. This
may sound unusual but I have a use for it. I have a disc made from the computer that is supposed to contain
the vista OS. Is there any particular problem with this idea. I still am not sure how to make the computer see
the second drive first on startup or reboot in order to use the second drive. Thanks.
07-04-2009 09:09 AM