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    Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    Can Win2K, WinXP and Win98 coexist in a multi-boot environement?

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    Re: Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    Create three different partitions for each of them and install starting from Win98.

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    Re: Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    Been running in that mode for some time now, Windows 98 on C drive, Win 2K on F and Win XP Pro on G.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    I currently have win98se, win2k and winxp all on the same physical drive ...

    However, I *had* win98se and winxp setup in a dual boot setup, then tried to install win2k onto a separate partition. In the process of setting up win2k, I lost my ability to boot to winxp. In an effort to "fix" my winxp partition, I fouled up my win2k boot.

    So ... I now have *only* win98se bootable. I have BootMagic installed. It recognizes win98se and win2k only. If I attempt to boot to win2k, I get an error msg, that *something??* is corrupt (I think).

    I have a PartitionMagic text file attached with my partition info. If anyone can help me, ;-( I would *sure* appreciate it!

    f/y/i - If you haven't figured it out already, I am somewhat new to the dual/multi-boot senario. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    Oh, uh...
    Please publish contents of your C:BOOT.INI file. All your problems seems to be there. If you install BootMagic AFTER WinXP installation, I think it's better to uninstall it. If not, please read this:
    Multi-booting Windows with PartitionMagic 6.0
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zdnetindia.com/reviews/specials/winxp/stories/13063.html>http://www.zdnetindia.com/reviews/specials...ries/13063.html</A>
    Maybe you need to upgrade your BootMagic:
    PowerQuest Updates Partition Program
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,59085,00.asp>http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,59085,00.asp</A>
    Happy holidays!

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    Re: Win2K & WinXP ... oh yeah Win98 too

    (Edited to make link live - see the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=lounge&Number=98472&page=0& view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&vc=1>quick guide</A>)

    I found this ms kb article relating to my problem ...

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q283/4/33.ASP>Cannot start WindowsXP after you install Windows 2000 (Q283433)</A>

    haven't tried it yet ... I will post my results once I try it.

    Also, I do not have my partitions setup in the proper order. I am going to start from scratch. I am going to copy all my os's using DriveImage, then setup my drive properly and apply the fix from the kb article.

    Thanks for your help!

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