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    2 OSs on 2 HDDs


    by kbelhocine ·


    I have Win XP Pro on one HDD and Win Server 2003 on another. How can I create a Multiboot Startup?


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    • #2564944


      by kbelhocine ·

      In reply to 2 OSs on 2 HDDs


    • #2564931

      In bios, disable the drive you don’t want to boot

      by robo_dev ·

      In reply to 2 OSs on 2 HDDs

      Alternately, putting each drive in a USB drive enclosure and plugging in the drive you want.

      Also, for around $30 there are hard-drive removable trays which allow you to install/remove the hard drive instantly. Many colleges use these in PC labs and simply plug in the hard drives they need.

    • #2564928


      by grey hat geek ·

      In reply to 2 OSs on 2 HDDs

      Obviously your boot.ini file was not edited when you installed both. You can edit it yourself, and it should present you with a choice on startup as to which OS you want to boot into. You can look at your boot.ini file by going to run—>msconfig and there you can both check it and change it.

      [boot loader]
      [operating systems]
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
      multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS=”Windows Server 2003, Standard” /fastdetect

      • #2564838

        2 OSs on 2 HDDs

        by kbelhocine ·

        In reply to Boot.ini

        Thanks for your answers. I tried your answer but it didn’t work.

    • #2564910

      Or use the Recovery Console

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to 2 OSs on 2 HDDs

      Have both drives attached and boot into the Recovery Console.
      Type Bootcfg /scan
      then Bootcfg /add or /rebuild.

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