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Old Jun 28, 2003, 03:02 PM
Larry Larry is offline
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Default Win98SE + W2k dual boot trouble

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All right, i have a 120 GB hard drive with 4 partitions:

C: [FAT32; Win98SE installed]
D: [FAT32; virtually empty... just storage space]
E: [NTFS; W2k installed]
F: [NTFS; storage space]


now, i was having serious problems under Win98SE last night, so i formatted the C: partition ONLY. i reinstalled Win98SE and it works fine. my problem is this: when i start up my computer (from a cold boot or a reboot), i do not have the option of booting up into W2k... i can only boot up into Win98SE (no option is listed when starting up, it just automatically boots into Win98SE).

i can see in Partition Magic 8.0 that the E: partition (with W2k Pro) is still installed and intact (using Parition Magic's browse feature).

so, is there a way that i can somehow get back the option of booting into W2k at the startup screen?

any and all assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

- Larry
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 03:14 PM
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Use Partition Magic's boot manager, should set up the dual boot again that you lost when you formatted.
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 03:40 PM
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Memphis,

thanks for the reply. could you elaborate a bit on your suggestion? i don't have much of a clue as to where to begin with setting up the dual boot again using PM's boot manager.

thanks again.
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 03:53 PM
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You see - when you installed Win2k, it placed a little system file on your win98 installation to enable dual boot.

You will have to format partition E and reinstall win2k.

I never used partition magic - so I cant comment on that.
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 04:09 PM
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Well, I havn't actually got Partition Magic 8, so I am sorry if I'm talking out of my rear here but I have been told many times that it comes with a boot manager that enables you to dual boot systems where the OS is already installed. So hopefully someone with Partition Magic 8 experience can tell you the exact process.

Sorry about that but it may give you somewhere to start, maybe looking through the documentation?
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 07:28 PM
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thanks for the replies, guys.

Memphis-

thanks for the additional info. i'll attempted to do as you suggested with Boot Magic, but haven't been successful with it (yet). i may keep trying with it a little bit more.


Zombie Breaht-

thanks for the reply. i know i can format E: and reinstall W2k Pro, but i was hoping there would be a way to rectify the problem without resorting to the dreaded format. ;-)


if anyone has any further input on how to resolve this (without reformatting, preferably), PLEASE post.

thanks!

- Larry
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