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2000 & 98 already installed cannot make dual boot!
Wally Wimple Sep-09-01 02:16 AM
Have tried several things. Run Sys C: and 98 and DOS functional, but 2000 not available. 98 and DOS will work but with no MultiBoot screen. Run Fixboot.exe and 2000 available and operational, but 98 and DOS not operational.
Have tried adding /Win to C:\WINDOWS="Windows 98", but no luck. Have also tried ARC naming convention, still no luck.
2000 installed on multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)
98 installed on multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
Is there a fix?

Boot.ini contents:

timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\WINDOWS="Windows 98"
C:\="MSDOS"
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons


3. RE: 2000 & 98 already installed cannot make dual boot!
lbyard Sep-09-01 07:25 PM
In response to message 0
Windows 98 has to be installed before Win 2K… If that was the case, the boot track is probably messed-up. Do this at your won risk.

1. Back-up anything that is valuable.
2. Get it back to Win 98 with SYS.
3. Boot 98.
4. Back-up valuable stuff
5. Insert the Win 2K CD (or the four Win 2K install floppies. If you don’t have the floppies, they can be made from the Win 2K CD with D:\bootdisk\makeboot).
6. Install
7. Ignore any error about a missing file needed to do an upgrade.
8. Do not upgrade!
9. Choose Install a new copy or Windows (clean install).
10. The Install will copy some files to the hard disk and restart.
11. Let it boot to its default. If it brings up 2K, it is probably already fixed. Just get out of it…
12. At the Welcome to Setup DOS screen, second selection says…
13. To repair Windows 2000 installation, press R
14. Press R
15. Next screen has two choices
16. Choose C for Console, which produces
17. F:\WINNT>
18. Exit with
19. F:\WINNT>exit
20. It should restart and you should see the dual boot menu.

My system was messed-up the other day when I added Win XP RC2 to the Win 2K and Me I had on my disk. All I could boot to was Me. This fixed it this afternoon. Thank you. Larry


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