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dual booting windows XP and win 2k prof

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by get2prem, Apr 29, 2003.

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  1. get2prem

    get2prem Thread Starter

    Apr 25, 2003
    In the firm i work in.I was asked to install Windows XP and win 2000 pro on a Pentium IV machine
    with 80 GB hdd.I was also instructed to load XP as primary partition(as C:) and then win 2000.
    After installing windows Xp and then installing win 2000,i find that i am not able to boot into Windows XP(although the dual boot screen appears)
    this is the message i am getting
    "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    \windows\system32\config\systemd start up options for windows"
    Why is this? I was told that windows 2000 has to be loaded before Win XP but the project requirement dictates that Win XP has to be installed on C: .
    please do suggest how i can accomplish this.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Partition the drive, install W2K on D: first, then install WXP on C:, problem solved. :)
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    Apr 10, 2003
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