Riddle me this. I got my HDD partitioned into 250 & 250 GB, one with an old XP install, and one with a new. The boot.ini is located on the old XP install partition. If i format that partition what will happen when i boot my PC? Will it know what to do? Should I copy the boot.ini to the active XP install before i format the inactive one?
Second question. I have 4gigs of Dual channel ram picked up in bios, windows recognizes 3.5gigs of it. Theres something about a 3GB switch or /PAE switch i can use in the boot.ini to change the way the ram is allocated. Any recommendations? I kinda understand how the ram is allocated, but its still a little vauge. I realize vista & 64bit xp do not have this problem, but i am not planning on using either anytime soon, and 500mb of ram would help me alot with my photoshop/quarkexpress work.