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Windows XP & 2000 dual boot

By naren1983 ·
After installing Xp over 2000 which was already installed, its doesn't show windows 2000 in boot menu, directly boots with xp. And in OS Startup options XP only listed. How can i retrieve 2000 in startup menu with xp. Windows Xp installed in C drive and Windows 2000 in d drive.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Windows XP & 2000 dual bo ...

imho, xp clobbered boot record. fix win2k boot record then add xp to boot.ini
to repair win2k boot:
boot from win2k installation cd. tell win2k you want to reinstall. it will find your old win2k installation (i am hoping) and offer to repair it. let it. then see for how to edit boot.ini to point to your xp installation.
actually better start would be to see howto documenent for dual booting winxp and 2k

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

see mskb about how to dual boot. i can't remember what order you are supposed to install. so maybe all you have to do at this point is edit boot.ini to add entry for win2k partition...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

try this? from mskb 306559
Specifying the Default Operating System for Startup
If you have more than one operating system on your computer, you can set the operating system that you want to use as the default one for when you start your computer:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
Under System startup, in the Default operating system list, click the operating system that you want to start when you turn on or restart your computer.
Select the Display list of operating systems for check box, and then type the number of seconds for which you want the list displayed before the default operating system starts automatically.

To manually edit the boot options file, click Edit. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not modify the boot options file (Boot.ini), because doing so may render your computer unusable

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by dmiles In reply to Windows XP & 2000 dual bo ...

You could try doing a repair of W2K , to see if this wil work

You installed XP as a upgrade,which over rode the files to W2K,the data was lost

The dual boot will include W2K first on the c:\drive,and it has to be loaded first

The second drive will be XP,select the option to do a clean install and later in setup you have the option of partition to insatll on

At the present you will have to Fdisk using a windows startup disk,or try using at third party software such as pat=rtition magic.

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by Koke In reply to Windows XP & 2000 dual bo ...

I would try running bootcfg /rebuild from the recovery console. It will detect all OS instances and allow you to select them... if this program doesn't see both OS's, you probably lost the 2000 OS when installing XP.

There is info on the XP site at microsoft.


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