How to create dual-boot

Had a 80gb Seagate IDE hard drive running win2kpro.  Installed a new Maxtor 250gb SATA hard drive.  During installation MaxBlast 4 software asked it I want to copy info from original drive to new drive.  Chose yes.  Then asked if I wanted to make Maxtor drive  bootable.  Chose yes so could boot to this drive if first one failed.  Is this the proper way to create a dualboot system.  In order to boot to the Maxtor drive I have to disconnect the IDE drive.  Should a dualboot system allow me to boot to SATA drive without disconnecting IDE drive.
Want to do a fresh install of OS on Maxtor SATA drive.  OS only detecting IDE drive and attempting to install on this drive at setup.  BIOS boot sequence is CDROM drive, IDE, floppy.
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What else are you dual booting win2k with?  Make sure you press the function key to install SATA drivers at the beginning of startup.  Make sure you have your hard drive jumpers set correctly (master slave).
yunikonAuthor Commented:
Maybe i'm using the term dual boot wrongly.  What I would like to do is to boot to either hard drive especially if one should fail. Maybe later I will put linux on one drive.   Both drives have the same OS.  The Seagate IDE drive is connected to IDE 1 pin.  The SATA drive is connected to SATA 1 pin.  The Boot screen display shows the Seagate IDE drive as primary master.  The Maxtor drive is SATA 0 drive and Plextor SATA r/w dvd is SATA drive 1.
With both drives connected and BIOS  sequence is CDROM, HDD0,floppy the IDE drive is selected.  OS tries to install to IDE drive although I press F6 and install SATA controller drives for Maxtor SATA HDD.  The SATA HDD does not appear at win2kpro setup so I can't install the OS to it.  This is what I would like to do.

Do you have your motherboard CD? or are able to find out what motherboard you have.
Win2Kpro and XP are often blind to SATA drives.
Best bet is to find your SATA/RAID setup drivers from your motherboard, these will normally create a floppy disc for you to then use when setting up 2Kpro
Again try looking in your RAID directopry of your motherboard CD if you can.


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yunikonAuthor Commented:

Driver files shown by win setup when press F6;

INTL (R) 8281FR SATA RAID Controller for windows 2000/xp/2003
INTL (R) 8281FR SATA AHCI Controller for windows 2000/xp/2003
INTL (R) 82801ER SATA RAID Controller for windows 2000/xp/2003
Silicon Image Sil 3112 SATA RAID controller for windows xp/Server 2003- (did not install)

Win2kpro setup was giving me the wrong info - Silicon Image Sil 3112 SATA RAID controller for windows xp/Server 2003

The link to the drivers above shows that the Sil 3112 driver is for win NT/2000/XP not just xp/Server 2003 as my OS setup was saying.
I don't need the Intel drivers because my mob doesn't use them. My NF7-S has a Silicon Image SATA 3112 chip;

Sil3112 Sil3114 Intel VIA Installation Disk
Released Date: 2004-09-01
1. For Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP
2. Revision v1.33

Loaded Sil 3112 SATA RAID controller only at Setup, F6. SATA hard drive found. Win2k install successfully. Thanks for your help.
yunikonAuthor Commented:
How do I modify boot.ini so that I can select hard drives at bootup?
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