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dual boot problem w/ 2000p, and XP Prof.

By wilscor41 ·
I reinstalled win 2000 on a dual boot hard drive where XP Pro was the bootable os.Since re-installing win2000 it now is the bootable os. How do I make XP the bootable os again,or the best way?Both os,s are on the C: drive.
thank you Jon Wilson

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by TheChas In reply to dual boot problem w/ 2000 ...

It is recommended to have each OS installed on different drives (partitions).
You also need to perfrom dual installs of each application package.
When 2 OS's are installed on the same drive, many programs won't install properly, or will corrupt the installation for the other OS.

I would opt for 3 partitions.
W2K, XP, data files.
That will make it easy to share data between the 2 versions, and prevent cross corruption of program files.

Since you have W2K running, I would either add a second drive, and install XP there, or use Partition Magic to add a second partition to the drive for XP.

When you install XP, it will replace the command.com, ntldr, and boot.ini files on the "C" drive.

There is a wealth of information on the Boot.ini commands posted on Microsofts site.
Just search on boot.ini and boot.cfg

Chas

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by Iulian Costache In reply to dual boot problem w/ 2000 ...

You can't! You should have installed W2k on a different partition.

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