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Dual Booting two WinXP Hard Drives. How do I do it?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trickyt, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. trickyt

    trickyt Thread Starter

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    I have WinXP with service Pack 2 installed on two separate drives in the same PC. one is the C: drive the other is the F: drive (D: and E: are CDRom and DVD Rom)

    I want to use one for the kids, for games etc and the other exclusively for work and professional.

    At the moment the PC Boots to C: and I can see and navigate F: with explorer.

    My drives are set up as Cable select (CS).

    How do I set the PC up so that it offers a choice of booting from either C: or F: (The only solution I found so far is to power down the pc and physically change the drive connections.

    But surely there is a way of setting up the PC as a Dual Boot pc?

    Hear is my current BOOT.INI file. What do I change?

    [boot loader]
    timeout=15
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
     
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  3. trickyt

    trickyt Thread Starter

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    Natcom, thank you, I have examined the site you suggest and it seems to be exactly what I am looking for. Best of all, I like the price*.... (*Free).

    Now I will download it and let you know how I get on.

    I am really pleased to see that I can have 100 operating systems. Running WinXP twice on different drives now seems tame.

    I think I will have to install 98, DOS, and Linux as well. I have a 250GB drive so there will be enough space. But can I still make new partitions for all these operating systems without destroying my old Windows?
     
  4. natcom

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    i knew you like the price :)
     
  5. trickyt

    trickyt Thread Starter

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    Natcom. that was a brilliant program. It is now like I have 2 PCs in one box. Wow, one for the kids and one for me!!
     
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    i really never used it i hear about it only i use MS virtual machine
     
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