Boot Priority

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Stridder44, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    So this is kind of an offbeat Windows question, so sorry if this is the wrong place for it, but I have an HD thats partitioned. Both have Win XP Pro installed on them.

    My problem is when I installed XP on the second partition, it suddenly became first boot priority. I want the other partition's OS to be the first boot priority. :mad: I've looked around in the BIOS but couldn't find anything to change it.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Since you're looking around in a BIOS, I'm assuming you are not on a Mac.

    It's been awhile since I've dealt with that issue, but my recollection is some BIOS cannot be set to boot to a partition - only to a drive. It'll then boot on the first one (like C: before D:).

    If this is actually on a Mac, with BootCamp, use Startup Disk to set the boot volume. There is a Startup Disk app for Windows that gets installed with the other BootCamp drivers.
     
  3. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    Ah that makes sense. However the drive I wanted to boot on is C (the other being D). Yeah Im not on a Mac either (sadly) so good call :cool:.

    I was just curious if there might even be some app out there that could control this.
     

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