Dual Booting Windows XP with Windows 98

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Wakenaam

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Friends: I have 2 hard drives, one with my data running Windows XP and the other also with data running Windows 98. Right now it is set to boot off the Windows XP drive. Is there an easy way I can set up a dual-boot system to give me a choice on boot-up without clean-installing either OSs? I don't want to lose my data on either drive. Thanks for any help.
 

techkid

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It should do that automatically.

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced. Click on the 'Settings' button under "Startup and Recovery'. Click on the 'Edit' button under "System startup'. What is the contents?
 

Wakenaam

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Techkid: Thanks for your response. Here are the contents of the boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Don't know if this helps. Thanks again.
 

Wakenaam

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Wonderful People: I found a really elegant software called GAG from SourceForge which gives a graphical choice on start-up of up to 9 operating systems. It can be booted from a floppy too, so you can bypass the process if needs to. Many thanks for your help. Appreciate. Cheers!!!
 
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