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deathwarder

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#1 11 years ago

In my current configuration I have 3 hard drives, one, a 20gig ide, will soon be removed from my system, and can be ignored. My other two drives are a 120gig ide, and a 500gig sata. My problem is that I was once running vista on the 120gig, I then installed it on the 500gig, without formatting. Now, I have removed all of my data from the 120gig, and I want to remove it from my system, but all of the boot files are on it, and not the sata drive. How can I make it so that I don't need my ide drive?




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#2 11 years ago

I'm not sure what your saying, how did you install windows without formatting the drive? During windows installation, it has to reformat the entire drive, or at least a partition on the drive before it will actually begin installing Windows.

If you did a standard installation of Windows, it should have the same files as the 120, i would say you should be able to boot from the 500gb unless Vista does things differently.




deathwarder

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#3 11 years ago

ok, I got it working, used the bootrec /fixboot function of the vista dvd.