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February 1, 2005 8:17:49 PM

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Hello,


I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
creating 2 partitions.


Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
Can I even do that?


TIA.


Ken

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 2, 2005 11:15:07 AM

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Ken wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
> creating 2 partitions.
>
>
> Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
> Can I even do that?
>
>
> TIA.
>
>
> Ken
>

You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
partitions, you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a
time. In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
once or whilst using any OS.

Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do
first.

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 2, 2005 4:47:18 PM

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Bob H wrote:
> Ken wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
> > creating 2 partitions.
> >
> > Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
> > Can I even do that?
> >
> > TIA.
> >
> > Ken
> >
>
> You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
> partitions,

> you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.

on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).

> In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
> once or whilst using any OS.

Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.

>
> Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.

Rotflol.
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February 3, 2005 9:01:48 AM

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On 1 Feb 2005 17:17:49 -0800, "Ken" <willtravel0@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Hello,
>
>
>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>creating 2 partitions.
>
>
>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>Can I even do that?
>

You have to create a primary partition on the new drive, and make the
partition active. Then set your BIOS to boot from the second drive.

>
>TIA.
>
>
>Ken
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 3, 2005 8:21:13 PM

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Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> Bob H wrote:
>
>>Ken wrote:
>>
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>
>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>Can I even do that?
>>>
>>>TIA.
>>>
>>>Ken
>>>
>>
>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>partitions,
>
>
>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>
>
> on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>
>
>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>once or whilst using any OS.
>
>
> Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>
>
>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
>
>
> Rotflol.
>

Well apart from telling me I am clueless, what is you intelligent answer?
Have you done any MS hardware courses?

Clueless

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 3, 2005 8:22:16 PM

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Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> Bob H wrote:
>
>>Ken wrote:
>>
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>
>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>Can I even do that?
>>>
>>>TIA.
>>>
>>>Ken
>>>
>>
>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>partitions,
>
>
>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>
>
> on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>
>
>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>once or whilst using any OS.
>
>
> Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>
>
>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
>
>
> Rotflol.
>

Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 3, 2005 10:44:14 PM

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"Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com
> Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> > Bob H wrote:
> > > Ken wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
> > > > creating 2 partitions.
> > > >
> > > > Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
> > > > Can I even do that?
> > > >
> > > > TIA.
> > > >
> > > > Ken
> > > >
> > >
> > > You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
> > > partitions,
> >
> > > you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
> >
> > on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
> >
> > > In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
> > > once or whilst using any OS.
> >
> > Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
> >
> > > Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
> >
> > Rotflol.
> >
>
> Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?

What, you own the rights to be the only one?

Oh, and get a clue about setting up your newsclient properly too.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 9:24:07 AM

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"Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message
news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> Folkert Rienstra wrote:
>> Bob H wrote:
>>
>>>Ken wrote:
>>>
>>>>Hello,
>>>>
>>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>>
>>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>>Can I even do that?
>>>>
>>>>TIA.
>>>>
>>>>Ken
>>>>
>>>
>>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>>partitions,
>>
>>
>>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>>
>>
>> on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>>
>>
>>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>>once or whilst using any OS.
>>
>>
>> Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>>
>>
>>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
>>
>>
>> Rotflol.
>>
>
> Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?

Only about 250 according to groups.google |-)
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 9:24:08 AM

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Rod Speed wrote:
> "Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message
> news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>
>>Folkert Rienstra wrote:
>>
>>>Bob H wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Ken wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>>>
>>>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>>>Can I even do that?
>>>>>
>>>>>TIA.
>>>>>
>>>>>Ken
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>>>partitions,
>>>
>>>
>>>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>>>
>>>
>>>on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>>>once or whilst using any OS.
>>>
>>>
>>>Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
>>>
>>>
>>>Rotflol.
>>>
>>
>>Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?
>
>
> Only about 250 according to groups.google |-)
>
>
Yes, he does come up quite a lot in various discussions I see.
It would help if he gave a helpful reply rather than just sit and call
anyone else who tries 'Clueless'
Troll, I say.

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 10:26:46 AM

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"Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message
news:4202816d$0$16585$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> Rod Speed wrote:
>> "Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message
>> news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>>
>>>Folkert Rienstra wrote:
>>>
>>>>Bob H wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Ken wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hello,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>>>>Can I even do that?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>TIA.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Ken
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>>>>partitions,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>>>>once or whilst using any OS.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do
>>>>>first.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Rotflol.
>>>>
>>>
>>>Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?
>>
>>
>> Only about 250 according to groups.google |-)
> Yes, he does come up quite a lot in various discussions I see.
> It would help if he gave a helpful reply rather than just sit and call anyone
> else who tries 'Clueless'
> Troll, I say.

Looks rather more like another of those pathetic
creatures no longer kept in locked wards in my opinion.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 3:52:58 PM

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"Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:36ffo9F525dojU1@individual.net
> "Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:4202816d$0$16585$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> > Rod Speed wrote:
> > > "Bob H" bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> > > > Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> > > > > Bob H wrote:
> > > > > > Ken wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
> > > > > > > creating 2 partitions.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
> > > > > > > Can I even do that?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > TIA.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Ken
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
> > > > > > partitions,
> > > > >
> > > > > > you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
> > > > >
> > > > > on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
> > > > >
> > > > > > In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
> > > > > > once or whilst using any OS.
> > > > >
> > > > > Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
> > > > >
> > > > > > Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do
> > > > > > first.
> > > > >
> > > > > Rotflol.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?
> > >
> > > Only about 250 according to groups.google |-)

Whoa, so many braindead? Where is society going to.

> > Yes, he does come up quite a lot in various discussions I see.

> > It would help if he gave a helpful reply

Why? Yours wasn't helpful, but mine has to be?

> > rather than just sit and call

> > anyone else

Only those that are obviously braindead.

> > who tries

But you lot don't try.
All you lot ever does is parrot some halfthruths, things you
only half understand, with conviction, as if you were an expert.

> > 'Clueless'.

Exactly, you don't have a clue. Obviously you never tried
what you parrot because if you had you would know better.

> > Troll, I say.

Constantly having it wrong, not checking what you say, that's
what makes you the troll, not me.

>
> Looks rather more like another of those pathetic
> creatures no longer kept in locked wards in my opinion.

Speaking from personal experience, Rodney?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 7:37:51 PM

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Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> "Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com
>
>>Folkert Rienstra wrote:
>>
>>>Bob H wrote:
>>>
>>>>Ken wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>>>
>>>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>>>Can I even do that?
>>>>>
>>>>>TIA.
>>>>>
>>>>>Ken
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>>>partitions,
>>>
>>>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>>>
>>>on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>>>
>>>
>>>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>>>once or whilst using any OS.
>>>
>>>Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>>>
>>>
>>>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do first.
>>>
>>>Rotflol.
>>>
>>
>>Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?
>
>
> What, you own the rights to be the only one?
>
> Oh, and get a clue about setting up your newsclient properly too.

Oh, I am sorry I didn't bow to your massive knowledge about all things
to do with computers, your brain must be about as big as a Dalek brain.

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
Anonymous
a b G Storage
February 4, 2005 7:39:40 PM

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Folkert Rienstra wrote:
> "Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:36ffo9F525dojU1@individual.net
>
>>"Bob H" <bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:4202816d$0$16585$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>>
>>>Rod Speed wrote:
>>>
>>>>"Bob H" bobg4uyi@despammer.com> wrote in message news:42025d5b$0$19159$cc9e4d1f@news-text.dial.pipex.com...
>>>>
>>>>>Folkert Rienstra wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>Bob H wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Ken wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Hello,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I am running Windows 2000 Pro and I have added a new hard drive,
>>>>>>>>creating 2 partitions.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Now I want to make both drive bootable. How do I do that?
>>>>>>>>Can I even do that?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>TIA.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Ken
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>You can use Partition Magic or something similar to make active primary
>>>>>>>partitions,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>you can only have 1 partition active primary partition at a time.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>on a single drive (and depending on the bootcode in the MBR).
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>In other words you cannot have 2 active primary partitions at
>>>>>>>once or whilst using any OS.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Clueless. You're on a roll, aren't you.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Get a partitioning tool and find out how to use it and what will it do
>>>>>>>first.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Rotflol.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Ooops, nearly forgot, how many other ppl do you call clueless, troll?
>>>>
>>>>Only about 250 according to groups.google |-)
>
>
> Whoa, so many braindead? Where is society going to.
>
>
>>>Yes, he does come up quite a lot in various discussions I see.
>
>
>>>It would help if he gave a helpful reply
>
>
> Why? Yours wasn't helpful, but mine has to be?
>
>
>>>rather than just sit and call
>
>
>>>anyone else
>
>
> Only those that are obviously braindead.
>
>
>>>who tries
>
>
> But you lot don't try.
> All you lot ever does is parrot some halfthruths, things you
> only half understand, with conviction, as if you were an expert.
>
>
>>>'Clueless'.
>
>
> Exactly, you don't have a clue. Obviously you never tried
> what you parrot because if you had you would know better.
>
>
>>>Troll, I say.
>
>
> Constantly having it wrong, not checking what you say, that's
> what makes you the troll, not me.
>
>
>>Looks rather more like another of those pathetic
>>creatures no longer kept in locked wards in my opinion.
>
>
> Speaking from personal experience, Rodney?
>
>
>
I have never clamed to be an expert, but you seem to be doing just that!
I only know enought to build my own 3 computers and network them
together with 3 different OS's

--
Bob H
Leeds UK
!