Add D Drive to Boot Menu

By helen3 ·
I have setup my Boot Menu Win XP (SP2) as follows:

1. multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
2. multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

Can anyone tell me how to add a third option, i.e., my D Drive? I want to be able to boot from the CD Rom Drive using a Rescue Disk created from my Virus Program.

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That's handled by the BIOS.

by deepsand In reply to Add D Drive to Boot Menu

The boot.ini file is relevant only to the bootable partitions on the drive on which it is contained.

The BIOS defines which drives may contain bootable media, and in which order they are to be searched for such.

At boot, use the key specified on-screen to enter the BIOS SetUp routine.

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Add D Drive to Boot Menu

by helen3 In reply to That's handled by the BIO ...

My computer is a Gateway Profile, Win XP (SP2). This info may not apply to all computers.
At boot, I have the option to select F10 - Boot Menu or F2 - BIOS Settings.
When I choose F10, the following appears:
Select a Boot First Device
- Removable
- Hard Disk
When I choose F2, the following appears:
BIOS Desktop CMOS Setup Utility
I selected Boot at the top of the screen. The following appears:
- Removable Device Priority
- Hard Disk Boot
- CD ROM Boot Priority
PXE Boot (Enabled)
Quiet Boot (Enabled)
Quick Boot (Enabled)
First Boot Device - CD ROM
Other listed items are not pertinent to my question.
I believe this answers my question.
Thank you deepsand.

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Did you experiment as I suggested?

by deepsand In reply to Add D Drive to Boot Menu

If so, you may wish to share your experienced results here, for the possible benefit of others.

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