Dual Boot Win2K WinXp problemLocked
Installed WinXP as 2nd OS onto my second hard drive on a Maxtor IDE card. Win2K is on m/board ide controller. I can boot to XP OK but Win2K fails to load saying that the “system” hive is not found or corrupted. If I repair my Win2K I can boot OK but then WinXP wont boot as I get the “system” hive corrupted message……
The repair to Win2K I do is in 2 parts. I use the recovery console to copy my System hive back from the ERD area. I then reboot to run the Win2K (manual) repair from CD option and let it reload the NTLDR and NTDETECT items and escape thru the rest of the repair. It seems to work OK.
I dont seem to be able to fix the dual-boot issue tho’. Is it because I have two HD controllers and WinXP cant cope with that. Any other installations I have done were always to disks on the same IDE controller.
(The Maxtor controller always shows up as a SCSI controller in the Device Manager – is that a clue to the problem ?) I may even drop Maxtor Cust. Support a line to see if the can shed any light on the subject. And I DO have the latest drivers for the controller card.