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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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