Dual O.S. stuff... (ME/XP)

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yomaddog

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Long time no ask guys !!!

Well, installed a new hard drive on my "ME" system & threw "XP/NTFS" at it...(bless dual-O.S. !!!) I knew I couldn't get at "XP" from "ME", but want to play with "XP/NTFS" and grow into it as "XP" evolves...one day I'll be all "XP/NTSF"...

Any way, this new toy has brang up 2 questions so far:

Presently, I have "ME" on master. To get "XP" fired, I get into boot's setup screen (F1) , & arrange my boot up seqence to fire slave first... what do I do to get that "Choose O.S." screen instead of going through all of this ???

Second, everything seems to work in "XP" except Lucent V90 Modem, & the number pad off to the right-side on my HP-Multmedia Keyboard... tried updating drivers, know a site for some??? (pretty confident with configurations) Wish I could get "XP" to "Windows-Update" for a scan...

thanks for any input, everyone, MADDOG
 

yomaddog

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Hey, thanks Brian-
I'll check all that out...

By the way, I was a little timid about trying all of this out,
so I unplugged "ME-master" and temporarily made "XP-drive"
the master when installing "XP", then arranged the drives in and booted up....maybe that has something to do with the file you are talking about ?
 
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You will have to do the second option of running the recovery console and fixboot command to install the bootloader.
If not you could get a third party bootmanager, gonna cost though, no freeware ones I know of.

People say this one rocks.

http://www.acronis.com/
 

yomaddog

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...this post is now almost 2-years old.

Have had the dual o.s. up & running fine for a long time now...

But thanks for the suggestions!!

"the fixes were:"

Decided to use second drive for backup only.
Partitioned original drive into 2 equal halves.
Installed "ME" on first partition.
Booted "ME", & from "ME",...
installed "XP" on second partition.
(you can pick where to install by choosing advanced-
during installation, & also choose NTSF or FAT32)
Following this installation, you are then able to choose...
which operating system to load during bootup.

As for the keyboard driver:
the numeric-pad would not work because num-lock defaulted to off!!! XP grabbed
a standard driver that works fine, but I had not noticed that the num-lock was off!!! It is fine now.

As for the modem driver:
I booted ME up, & looked at what driver was used.
Then, booted XP & copied the driver over to the corresponding folder for XP, & told it to use it.
(had to tell warning messege to go away)
Works just fine.

Very strange to have heard from this old post today,
for I had just repartitioned back to one part, got rid of ME, & went full XP 3-days ago!!!!!
--------spoooooky----------- (ME ghost???) :eek:
 
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