CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Operating System Forums > Windows 2000
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Aug 04, 2006, 10:06 AM
nike9 nike9 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2
Default clash between xp and win 2000 prof

sponsored links
Hello all,
My system is running on windows xp prof, today i installed win 2000 prof in other drive, windows 2000 installtion was done successfully, but when i try to go into winxp its throwing me an error saying that a file is missing.......

is there any solution for this

Old Aug 12, 2006, 05:03 PM
chandler68 chandler68 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: england
Posts: 977

Beats me why you should want to add 2000, as XP and 2000 are basically the same systems, bar for XP being the better of the two.

Try getting into XP in safe mode if you can and do a restore to a date before you installed 2000.

Old Aug 12, 2006, 08:32 PM
Stavr0s2003 Stavr0s2003 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Over Here
Posts: 45

afaik, you should [B][U]only[/U][/B] install os's in the order they are released if you are dual booting, so it being fairly obvious what you have done here, (installed in the wrong order) which is why you have messed up your xp, so any attempt to fix your xp, will indeed kill your windows 2000, i do believe though that you can fix it using the /fixmbr command but do not do this if you havent saved your stuff from your 2k install.

i'm in favour of saving 2k myself though as i still run it and love it, and if you like it that much you could just go back to that, after all theres not much difference, xp is pretty, fast booting, but also has more exploits than 2k has ever had, ok 2k may not been officialy supported anymore, but who cares when its rarely been in any headlines and still has 50% business market share, if you do put 2k back on just make sure you have SP4 and RU1 and your good to go.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1996-2009 All rights reserved