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Disk Drive issues. Windows Active Partition Question

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I have a Windows 2000 SP 4 Server.  

Yesterday I added two new 146 GB drives to set up another drive letter E:\ in order to move the user's home directories to this new partition.

Here is the crazy thing.  The E Drive is showing as the "Active" Partition.  My C Drive is the "System" partition.

It is my concern that when this box is rebooted, windows will look for the boot files on the "Active" partition.  How do I ensure that that it is the C Drive that is truly the "Active" partition?

When I right click over the C drive the "Mark Partition Active" is greyed out.  It is also greyed out on the E Drive. In other words, I see no way of marking the C drive as the Active Partition.

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