How to modify boot.ini to work with SATA

By pootie
Aug 19, 2008
  1. I have had my system setup in a mulit-boot configuration. Option 1 was to boot from the primary-master IDE drive, the second was to boot from a SATA drive in RAID 0. Lost the primary IDE drive, and had to re-install. Lost the ability to boot from the SATA drive. My question is how do I configure boot.ini to be able to get it working again?

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    Primary master= 250G IDE

    Primary slave=160G IDE

    Secondary master=DVD

    Secondary slave=DVD

    SATA0=160G sata

    SATA1=160G sata

    (SATA0 &SATA1 are setup in RAID 0 config)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP

    Please follow all steps in that link

    Let me know how it goes

    This is the one you want: (for single drive bootup)

  3. pootie

    pootie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've been trying different combinatons of the variables I thought made a diff, but no luck. Can you shine a brighter light on this?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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