Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
You asked if the other HD's might present a problem.
Check in Disk Management to see if any data partition is somehow marked Active: if so it might derail the XP MBR to itself.
You can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD
to Modify>Set to Inactive if necessary. Or check back here for Diskpart commands to mark any data partitions inactive.
Thank you for your help. I have partition Wizard installed. Win7 C; is only active partition,. But I did have a letter assigned to the hidden sys par. Maybe between that and all the drives? Before I try to disconnect the 2 other HD's(4 partitions all logical) Tomorrow morning I'll try what you suggested first.
I appreciate your help. I'll post back with the outcome tomorrow