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:hysterical: :) .... I think ... on the confusing machine .. b2cm is correct .. Disk0 (F:) aka hda has the system loaded onto partition 1 .. and on Disk1 (C:) aka hdb has the boot files ... why this machine does not see the hard drives as c and d I have no idea .. so when/if I d/l something is it going to go to the system or the boot .. the boot partition is 19.53GB .. that is a lot for just the boot files ......

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Tushman
I think ... on the confusing machine .. b2cm is correct .. Disk0 (F:) aka hda has the system loaded onto partition 1 .. and on Disk1 (C:) aka hdb has the boot files.
Nonsense. You cannot have the boot files split onto 2 different drives. You either have the OS installed on Drive A or B; it's either or - not both.As already suggested by me and Goretsky - run the Disk Management console and see which of the two drives XP is installed on by looking at the disk usage.

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Tushman.................As suggested .. "I" ... did run the diskmgmt.msc command and that is where I got the info from that I posted ...

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To possibly add clarification on this .. here is the exact info from the diskmgmt.msc command :::Disk0 (F:) partition 1 .. 20.51GB NTFS Healthy (System) partition 2 .. 36.75GB UnallocatedDisk1 (C:) partition 1 19.53GB NTFS Healthy (Boot) (G:) partition 2 19.53GB Healthy (H:) partition 3 19.53GB Healthy34.55GB Free Space Partitions G and H are both extended partitionsand that is everything from that command

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so when/if I d/l something is it going to go to the system or the boot
To clarify the use of terms you might want to read this: Microsoft's definitions for system volume and boot volume.And so,"system" = This is where you will see the boot.ini, ntdetect.com, ntldr, etc. "boot" = This is where you will see the Documents and Settings, Program Files and Windows folder.That means, if you download something, it will go to "boot" partition/volume, ie "C:\Documents and Settings\Longgone\My Documents\Downloads". Edited by b2cm

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To possibly add clarification on this .. here is the exact info from the diskmgmt.msc command :::Disk0 (F:) partition 1 .. 20.51GB NTFS Healthy (System) partition 2 .. 36.75GB UnallocatedDisk1 (C:) partition 1 19.53GB NTFS Healthy (Boot) (G:) partition 2 19.53GB Healthy (H:) partition 3 19.53GB Healthy34.55GB Free Space Partitions G and H are both extended partitionsand that is everything from that command
At the command prompt line (not to be confused w/ the run command line), type the following 2 commands without the quotes:"set systemdrive /?""set systemroot /?"The latter will tell you where the Windows system files have been installed.

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