Windows XP Pro only allows you to have one drive active at a time; if they have the same operating system. For example Acronis Disk Director suite will show C drive as Pri Active. D drive as primary. Partition Magic will show C drive as Active. D drive as Primary and instead of Active it shows None.
I am haveing some trouble here. I'm running a homebuilt PC with multiple hard drives. Award bios.
I'm not sure if what I want to do is possible but here goes:
I installed Win XP SP2 on my spiffy new hard drive, installed all updates and drivers, as well as virus software and what not. I then imaged this drive using XML. Point being if anything goes bad or buggy I can just restore the image.
I also want to be able to use this image as source for a dual boot machine, giving me an OS that I mess up without harming my main install.
I have currently restored the image to another hard drive, but cannot get it to run. I've messed with the boot.ini's, and only get errors.
What am I missing here? Are there other steps I need to take to get this to work, or am stuck reinstalling windows for dual boot to take effect.
Thanks for any help!