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    WinXP kicked Win98 out of my PC

    I had Win98SE installed and i just now installed WinXP on another partition. During the installation Winxp modified the boot.ini to its likings.. meaning, it completely took out Win98 from the boot menu.. Here is my setup:
    One HD, 2 Partitions. WinXP ==> C:\WINDOWS and Win98 ==> D:\WINDOWS

    Currently my boot.ini looks like this:

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    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
    and what I tried doing is adding the following line right below

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    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition"
    I rebooted, tried selecting win98, but nothing happened.. Any ideas?

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    Doh! So many forums, i sometimes get lost and post thinking i'm still in one that I was in before..

    Can someone please move to this Computer Helpdesk?
    Thanks!

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    Much simpler in XP than it was in 98, so relax!

    Go to your System settings in your control panel, click on the Advanced Tab, and then click on Startup and Recovery.

    Enter your information within the edit prompt. Bingo. You should have your 2 partitions.

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    I don't quite remember but that was a big warning from the creators of windows

    For smooth sailing I believe they recommend to install winXP than win98 for it to work properly. I could be wrong but something about XP being power hungry.
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    No they don't, you have to install the earliest version first

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    Originally posted by seanf
    No they don't, you have to install the earliest version first

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    Oops..ok I wasn't sure. I never bother keeping two versions around so I never really keep track ...

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    ignore previous post as it was useless
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    It does work very well as long as you install them in order

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    As far as I know and have always been doing it this way, you install the earliest version of Windows First, and then the newer ones.. because the Older windows doesn't know that the newer one exists yet.. but the newer one does know about the old one..

    Although in this case, I don't think it cared.. lol

    Anyway, I went in and did what Sketch said.. clicking on EDIT in the Startup and Recovery window.. but that just brings up my BOOT.INI file for me to edit it..

    But the thing is, i've already tried editing it, which still didn't work..
    Last edited by dim; Dec 18, 2001 at 15:02.

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    Hmm.. not sure I'd trust them to play nice together in either case. I'd probably install Win98 first (it likes to overwrite the MBR), hide that partition, then install WinXP. Unhide the Win98 partition (make sure the WinXP partition is active) and install the boot manager. The system should then be able to boot either version of Windows without too much trouble. If you try to install a new version of Windows while an old version is visible it sometimes decides to "upgrade" the old version instead of installing separately.

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    Originally posted by Marshall
    If you try to install a new version of Windows while an old version is visible it sometimes decides to "upgrade" the old version instead of installing separately.

    - Marshall
    Oh, that's beautiful. I guess this problem won't get fixed without a 3rd party boot manager.

    Thanks guys.

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    I've got WinMe and WinXP running happily together. What I did was install Me and used Partition Magic to create a partition for XP. I then installed XP to the other partition and it automatically configured the Windows boot menu. You did install XP to a different partition?

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    Not sure if this helps but this is from the knowledge base.

    Specifying the Default Operating System for Startup
    If you have more than one operating system on your computer, you can set the operating system that you want to use as the default one for when you start your computer:
    Click Start , click Control Panel , and then double-click System .

    On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery , click Settings .

    Under System startup , in the Default operating system list, click the operating system that you want to start when you turn on or restart your computer.

    Select the Display list of operating systems for check box, and then type the number of seconds for which you want the list displayed before the default operating system starts automatically.

    To manually edit the boot options file, click Edit . Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not modify the boot options file (Boot.ini), because doing so may render your computer unusable.

    You can find the full page at http://support.microsoft.com/default...6559&GSSNB=1#6

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    Thanks for you input again Sean and pinki.. I'm going to try to use partition magic this time and let IT create an XP partition.. hopefully it'll pick up on it this time..


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