Is there a way to make the second hard drive in my HP9024 note book bootable. There is nothing in bios as far as there even being 2 HDs. I am looking to install windows 7 on the second drive but there is no way to make it bootable.
Windows7, Hp note book(13 posts)
If i remember right I had somewhat of the same issue on my Dell...you should be able to just install it on the second drive, and it should rewrite the bootsector of the first drive...so it will give you the option of which version of windows to boot...
I'm running 7 now...as my main OS. It seems stable enough
At the same time...you usually can't.
I've got VMware server installed...I have a linux server running in the background. I also keep XP there incase I need it. I just usually VNC into linux when I need it, using the server's IP. RDS for windows, same thing. It works well...especially if you are trying to do linux-specific C or something like that.
I am running W7 in a virtual partition. I had already 2 blue screens and 2 freezes.In a virtual partition that is easy to overcome. But running W7 as your production system may be a little premature.
RobertOtt, hello. It sounds like you have 2 hard drives in a RAID configuration on that laptop. For example, if it is an HP dv9024ea such as this one:
Note in the specs that it says the hard drive is "160 GB 5400 rpm (2 x 80 GB)", which would be two 80 GB drives in a RAID 0 configuration. There is no easy way to separate the two drives, but it can be done.
@Brazilianboiii, I am now using Virtual Box (after I also used Virtual PC 2007 which has a few problems). I find VB to be the best. It performs beautifully (nearly like my Vista on the real machine), is really easy to install (in 10 minutes) and operate, can install W7 from your downloaded ISO file in 35 minutes (no DVD required), has access to USB ports and can share printers and files (via W7 HomeGroup) and the ultimate: I switch between W7 Guest and Vista Host with 1 click. What more can you ask for. And if it goes on the blink, I reinstall it in 35 minutes in the next virtual partition. Has not happened yet.
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