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By fonaset ·
I setup a computer system running the following operating system:

1. win2000 professional
2. windows millennium
3. NT4 workstation and
4. NT4 server

They were quite up and running and I was happy with it. But when I switch on the computer system the following day, all other operating system has all disappeared except windows millennium. When I checked from "my computer", the partitioned drives were all in place but the dual booting which comprises the four operating systems were not there. Where has the all gone to? Or how can I rectify the problem to enable me have my dual booting back. PLEASE HELP. AS IT COMPRISES OF FOUR OPERTING SYSTEM, DO YOU STILL CALL IT DUAL BOOTING OR FOURTH BOOTING?

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by eBob In reply to Operating Systems/Dual bo ...

I'm sure it can be done with just Windoze, but the "trick" will be to load each O/S in just the right order. And of course, each needs to be installed in its own partition, etc. It sounds like you had it up OK with all 4 flavours of Windoze (talk about a glutten for punishment).

However, I will suggest some sort of "boot manager", like System Commander. Some people like Partition Magic, which includes a boot manager.

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by nigel100 In reply to Operating Systems/Dual bo ...

to set up dual booting without using a boot manager you need to be sure that the boot files are not overwitten, you should be able to install nt or 2000 with win9X just make sure you do the winme first. Another possible problem is that the boot files must be in the first part of the hd (1st 2 gb i think)
An easier way is to use a boot manager like boot magic which came "free" with partion magic. This will let you hide or unhide partions depending on what os you load. be sure to make the "recovery floppy" when you install the program, (doing so later can give problems).

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by vitoga In reply to Operating Systems/Dual bo ...

You probably installed Window Me last. What that does is change the MBR to only see Windows ME. You should install the OS's Win Me, NT4 workstation , NT4 server and then Win 2000. That's how I did it and all of my OS's work fine. Win 2K NTDETECT andntldr are different, and newer than both NT OS's and have to be loaded last. Win Me doesn't even look for ntldr or ntdetect it looks for io.sys.
My setup has Win98 (not ME but close enough) on the C drive. NT Wkst on D, NT Serv on E and Win2K Proon G. Good luck.

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