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Hi

I have 3 parition on my old application server(C 2GB fat32 dos os,D 15GB ntfs win server 2003 sp2 os,E 15GB ntfs).

the first os is dos on C but I want to change the master boot record and win server 2003 becomes my first boot os and delete it and D becames the active partition.Is it possible!?How can I do it?

Thank you for the help.

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Mahnaz

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well normally the drive C: is the logical drive and theoretically were most people put their primary operating system, yeah you can do that by setting the active partition at drive D where your server 2003 currently residing by using an old dos tools like “fdisk’ (fdisk.exe) that came from old windows 98 operating system..when you set the “drive D” at fdisk as your active partition, your computer will boot up at the drive D from now on, it may affect a bit boot time bec. your active partition is on middle part of your hard drive ..i hope i answered your question correctly, you’ dont have to delete the drive “C” at all

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  • Aliyani
    Thank you R3boot so another question, can I merge "C" and "D"? thank you again. --- Regards Mahnaz
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  • r3boot
    nope you cant merge it, but what you can do is delete the whole partitioning of the hard drive and then create a new one by still using the "fdisk" tool, when you do that your actually setting up the partitions and the logical drive as well extended hard drives, then C will be the default logical drive and then you can set it as the active partition so that when it boots up, the master boot record will be on the beginning of the hard drive and boot time would be faster comparing it when you set the extended hard drives(partitions) as the active partitions.
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