I set up an PC today... first drive on cable is 80gb; second is 40gb. I
created a multi-boot system by installing WinXP Pro on the 80; then same
process on the 40... each works fine... however:
Installing the Dell drivers on the 80 went as expected but installing on the
40... came up with "folder already exists". Checking further by going to
(either system's) My Computer... showed the 80 as C:; the 40 as E:. My
1. Since BOTH drives are showing when booting in EITHER drive... 80
always C:; 40 always E:... am I truly ever booting from the 40gb? Seems so
but confused as to why... when booting the 40... I would expect the 80 to
NOT show or, atleast, the 40 be the C:
2. Since the driver installed ONLY went to the C:/80gb... if I'm booted
from the 40 and (let's say) I installed some program... or I get a virus...
etc... would the 80 (showing a C:) be where this stuff goes?? Or the 40
(showing as E: but booted from in this instance) get all the files/changes?
3. XP (on BOTH drives) was easy... would putting Vista (ugh) or Win-7
on the second boot drive be as easy as with XP???
I've been leaving the side off the PC and (physically) changing drives...
and I thought "multi-boot" was THE answer but I don't like to boot from the
40 and the 80 still being the C:... I plan on using the 40 as a "test bed"
to screw around and I don't want to blow the 80 (where I want to program,
Any ideas, comments, etc would be super-helpful
Thanks in advance!