need some help figuring out hard drive boot settings

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  1. jonathan

    jonathan New Member

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    i have 2 hard drives, properly formatted windows xp home NTFS

    each time i reboot/boot up, it keeps asking me which one i want to boot from.

    how do i set it to automatically boot from my first drive? it's really annoying having to manually select, and i know there's a way to do it, i just can't remember

    thanks in advance for the help :o
     
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    Most of the motherboards that I have used have allowed me to define the boot drive in the BIOS. The exact process is going to depend on the motherboard/BIOS. Maybe give that a shot?
     
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    i set the boot order in the bios! that's what is pissing me off. i have my main drive set to boot first, yet it still prompts me to choose which OS i want to boot, due to the fact that i have 2 hard drives.. grr. really pissing me off~ :(
     
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    So, you have operating systems installed on both drives and it is asking which one you want to boot to?
    Does the BIOS use two different screens for boot order so that you set one to boot to hard drive first and then go to a second screen to set which hard drive it should choose? If that is the case, then in that second screen I think you should be able to eliminate the second hard drive so that it only has one option.
    Sorry I haven't been more help and it appears as if no one else is really paying attention.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Right Click My Computer->Properties->Advanced Tab->Startup and Recovery->Edit Button.

    Remove whichever line you don't want under Operating Systems
     

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