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Old July 31st 03, 06:43 PM
Nate Grey
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Default 8INXP ATA DRIVE problem HELP!!

Please could someone help with a major problem I'm having at the moment.

I dual boot my PC with Bootmagic to two different versions of XP. I built
the PC from new and had no problems setting this up.

I have recently decided to have a fresh install on both sides, but have run
into a problem. Everytime I install the Inf setup, Application Accelerator
and ATA 133 drivers, it moves the disc numbers around. I use the RAID/ATA133
as ATA133 for extra drives. But after the drivers are installed the two
AT133 drives on this becomes DRIVES 0 and 1. My original C drive on the IDE
bus becomes 2. This never used to do this, and the problem is that boot
magic looks at disc 1. How can I reassign the drive numbers.

In the system/hardware the two ATA133 drives are listed on a SCSI controller
(which is how it always was) and the other IDE drive as normal.

I even trying removing the partitions and having a single drive but it still
does it. The drive is fine up untill I need to install the ATA drivers (the
drives are hidden until then). I.m installing exactly the same ways with the
same drivers as I did before??????????

Any Suggestions



Gigabyte 8INXP
P4 3.06
2G ram
40 Gig HD on IDE 1
DVD on IDE 2
80 Gig HD on ATA 1
40 Gig on ATA 2

Cheers


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Old July 31st 03, 06:44 PM
Nate Grey
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Forgot to say I'm running XP Pro


"Nate Grey" wrote in message
...
Please could someone help with a major problem I'm having at the moment.

I dual boot my PC with Bootmagic to two different versions of XP. I built
the PC from new and had no problems setting this up.

I have recently decided to have a fresh install on both sides, but have

run
into a problem. Everytime I install the Inf setup, Application Accelerator
and ATA 133 drivers, it moves the disc numbers around. I use the

RAID/ATA133
as ATA133 for extra drives. But after the drivers are installed the two
AT133 drives on this becomes DRIVES 0 and 1. My original C drive on the

IDE
bus becomes 2. This never used to do this, and the problem is that boot
magic looks at disc 1. How can I reassign the drive numbers.

In the system/hardware the two ATA133 drives are listed on a SCSI

controller
(which is how it always was) and the other IDE drive as normal.

I even trying removing the partitions and having a single drive but it

still
does it. The drive is fine up untill I need to install the ATA drivers

(the
drives are hidden until then). I.m installing exactly the same ways with

the
same drivers as I did before??????????

Any Suggestions



Gigabyte 8INXP
P4 3.06
2G ram
40 Gig HD on IDE 1
DVD on IDE 2
80 Gig HD on ATA 1
40 Gig on ATA 2

Cheers




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Old August 1st 03, 02:50 AM
NoRemorse
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"Nate Grey" wrote in message
...
Forgot to say I'm running XP Pro


"Nate Grey" wrote in message
...
Please could someone help with a major problem I'm having at the moment.

I dual boot my PC with Bootmagic to two different versions of XP. I

built
the PC from new and had no problems setting this up.

I have recently decided to have a fresh install on both sides, but have

run
into a problem. Everytime I install the Inf setup, Application

Accelerator
and ATA 133 drivers, it moves the disc numbers around. I use the

RAID/ATA133
as ATA133 for extra drives. But after the drivers are installed the two
AT133 drives on this becomes DRIVES 0 and 1. My original C drive on the

IDE
bus becomes 2. This never used to do this, and the problem is that boot
magic looks at disc 1. How can I reassign the drive numbers.

In the system/hardware the two ATA133 drives are listed on a SCSI

controller
(which is how it always was) and the other IDE drive as normal.

I even trying removing the partitions and having a single drive but it

still
does it. The drive is fine up untill I need to install the ATA drivers

(the
drives are hidden until then). I.m installing exactly the same ways with

the
same drivers as I did before??????????

Any Suggestions



Gigabyte 8INXP
P4 3.06
2G ram
40 Gig HD on IDE 1
DVD on IDE 2
80 Gig HD on ATA 1
40 Gig on ATA 2


First of all, you don't need BootMagic to have two Windows XP. I think the
Windows XP boot loader can handle two versions of XP. (I use it to dual-boot
between XP and linux.). To rearrange drive letters, you could try going to
the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. There should
be an icon tree on the left. Under Storage, there should be an icon called
Disk Management. Click on it. From there, you should be able to right click
on your drives/partitions and change the letters by using the Change Driver
Letter And Paths... option. Windows will not let you change the letter of
its boot drive, however. Those will remain the way they are.

--
NoRemorse
"Expect me when you see me."


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Old August 1st 03, 10:43 AM
bob monk
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Thanks, but its not the drive letter I want to change its the number order.
After installing the ATA drivers those become drives 0 and 1, and the
normaly C drive becomes 2.
I prefer use bootmagic as it hides the other partition/OS, does XP boot
manager do this??? And if so how to I activate it??????

If I use partition magic to boot on the other OS by setting it as active, it
says "no drives will be active" as it looks for drive 0 to be the boot one.
I dont inderstand why its doing this now, its a clean fresh install just as
I did when I originally built it with no probs. The only difference is the
drives on th ATA ports have backup data on??
It just seems to activate the drives starting with the ATA (IDE 3&4) and
then IDE 1&2?


Help


Cheers

"NoRemorse" wrote in message
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"Nate Grey" wrote in message
...
Forgot to say I'm running XP Pro


"Nate Grey" wrote in message
...
Please could someone help with a major problem I'm having at the

moment.

I dual boot my PC with Bootmagic to two different versions of XP. I

built
the PC from new and had no problems setting this up.

I have recently decided to have a fresh install on both sides, but

have
run
into a problem. Everytime I install the Inf setup, Application

Accelerator
and ATA 133 drivers, it moves the disc numbers around. I use the

RAID/ATA133
as ATA133 for extra drives. But after the drivers are installed the

two
AT133 drives on this becomes DRIVES 0 and 1. My original C drive on

the
IDE
bus becomes 2. This never used to do this, and the problem is that

boot
magic looks at disc 1. How can I reassign the drive numbers.

In the system/hardware the two ATA133 drives are listed on a SCSI

controller
(which is how it always was) and the other IDE drive as normal.

I even trying removing the partitions and having a single drive but it

still
does it. The drive is fine up untill I need to install the ATA drivers

(the
drives are hidden until then). I.m installing exactly the same ways

with
the
same drivers as I did before??????????

Any Suggestions



Gigabyte 8INXP
P4 3.06
2G ram
40 Gig HD on IDE 1
DVD on IDE 2
80 Gig HD on ATA 1
40 Gig on ATA 2


First of all, you don't need BootMagic to have two Windows XP. I think the
Windows XP boot loader can handle two versions of XP. (I use it to

dual-boot
between XP and linux.). To rearrange drive letters, you could try going to
the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. There should
be an icon tree on the left. Under Storage, there should be an icon called
Disk Management. Click on it. From there, you should be able to right

click
on your drives/partitions and change the letters by using the Change

Driver
Letter And Paths... option. Windows will not let you change the letter of
its boot drive, however. Those will remain the way they are.

--
NoRemorse
"Expect me when you see me."




 




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