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Dual boot with raid?

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August 10, 2004 7:02:26 AM

Thx 4 reading my question..

I'm struggling to figure out how to dual boot using hardware RAID0 and a regular IDE channel. I have XP pro installed on the RAID0 (2 x 60 GB Maxtor) and I just finished a fresh install of XP pro on the IDE1 channel (80 GB Seagate).

The problem now is that when I’m booting up I don't get the screen that gives you the choice to pick an OS. It just boots up to IDE1.

The RAID array is still being seen in the BIOS and at POST. I just don't have the opportunity to select it.

I checked the boot .txt file and it only shows one XP instillation being detected.
Here’s what looks like:

[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Do I need to manually edit this file or is there something else I have to do????????

Here’s the specs:

SOYO Dragon KT333 Platinum.
2x Maxtor 60 GB IDE RAID0 = XP pro installed
1 Seagate 80 GB = XP pro installed on 1 of 4 partitions
XP2400 not OC’d

IDE2 has a DVDRW drive on it.

Thanks greatly for your WISDOM!!!!
Joe,

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August 11, 2004 6:01:02 AM

Thx I will give it a try and let you what happens!
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