Yesterday I was looking at an HP Pavilion computer that suddenly stopped booting for a new client. Windows would start, flash a blue screen and restart. I loaded Bart PE and could view the data on both drives. I noticed that one smaller drive (Samsung) had Windows/Program Files/etc on it, and the 2nd larger drive (WDC) did also. The client had said someone else installed a new drive in the machine, which I assumed was the larger drive (I was wrong). So I switched the boot options to boot from the 2nd drive (Samsung), since there are two drives in the machine. Then XP MC loaded. The larger drive (WDC) was assigned as C: and the smaller drive (Samsung) as J:. Windows was using C: even though I set it to boot from the Samsung. If I restarted and set the boot to the WDC, it failed. Setting it back to the Samsung, it booted and I looked at Disk Management and found that the WDC was listed as System and Samsung was listed as Active. I removed all the Windows files, Program Files, and root files from the Samsung and it still boots correctly. It boots okay but it still seems backwards. Any thoughts? Terry R. -- Anti-spam measures are included in my email address. Delete NOSPAM from the email address after clicking Reply.