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Win 98 and Win 2000 Server dual boot

By rama_arumugam ·
Greetings of peace,
I installed Win 98 SE. Later, i wanted to install Win 2000 Server to a different partition (same hard disk) but unable to do so.
Primary partition c drive : 4 GB followed by D drive :4GB and E drive : 5GB respectively.

I used win 2k server CD ask the initial seting up to format the D or E drive. But, after the formatting, the message says "it is unable to format and ask me to check the hard disk".

Again, i went to win 98 and checked all the 3 partitions but found no problem.

Is there a size limitation per partition for Win 2000? Why i cannot install the Win 2k Server on d drive or e drive. I even tried to install in c: but failed also. What is the best way to resolve the problem.

Thank all of you in advance.
Regards
Pandav

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by j_o_blair In reply to Win 98 and Win 2000 Serve ...

when you tried to install 2000, did you do so from within 98? that is the usual way i have done it

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by andrew In reply to Win 98 and Win 2000 Serve ...

The Microsoft Site did explain that Win2K Server can't work peacefully with Win98 but it does work very fine with WinXP or Win2K Pro. You can use System Commander or BootMagic or other Boot Manager to manipulate which OS to boot up.

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by quintar51 In reply to Win 98 and Win 2000 Serve ...

from your win98 partition, run scandisk and scan the drives physically to make sure you have no bad clusters. I'm not sure if you've done that already or not.

Next, you can either start the installation from within win98 or boot from the CD. I would delete the D and E partitions and create them all over again, formatting them either as fat32 or NTFS. For server, it's best you use NTFS, just remember that win98 won't be able to see that partition.

good luck,

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by quahsays In reply to Win 98 and Win 2000 Serve ...

for win98, 2-4GB is sufficient, but for W2k or XP, please allocate more than 4GB for installation. It's preferably to allocate at least 2GB free space for W2k and 4gb for XP - this is after installation.

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