I have 2 IDE HD's and 1 SATA HD.
The SATA is my primary XP install and I had one of my IDE HD's as a Secondary XP Install and is used for work purpose. Everything was working fine until one day I was unable to boot to my secondary install. I popped in my Win XP CD to attempt a repair however the CD picked up my primary install and not my secondary so I must of done something wrong when I installed my SATA HD earlier this year.
I thought it was time to do a clean install of XP on my primary install and then re-install my secondary install.
Just to be sure, I disconnected my 2 IDE hard drives ran the XP Install CD and installed XP on my SATA, everything went ok.
Plugged back in my 2 IDE HD's and windows reported HD’s as follows
SATA as C: <-- Primary Install
IDE HD 1 as D:
IDE HD 2 as E:
So far so good so time to dual boot. I booted up from XP CD's, I told the installer I wanted to install XP and a list of hard drives appeared which I expected of course, however the order in which the drives appeared were incorrect i.e.
IDE HD 1 as C:
IDE HD 2 as D:
SATA as E: <-- Current XP Install
I got a bit baffled so I quit the setup process.
Now after this long story here is my question:
If I were to continue and install XP on IDE HD1 would this dual boot my PC correctly? I mean if I load up my primary install will I still see my primary install as C:\ instead of E:?