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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jondavis, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. jondavis

    jondavis Thread Starter

    Jul 30, 2006
    Well I got XP reinstalled again with help in that forum.
    But while I'm here maybe someone can help me with this error.

    I installed a program that lets you boot multiple operation systems:

    It works fine to boot up xp.
    But when I try and load my Win 98 I get this error:

    Write fault error writing device AUX
    abort, retry, ignore, fail?
    At that point it locks up and I can't press anything.

    I can still load up my Windows 98 fine if I unplug the power to the XP drive.

  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Just wondering...
    Did you install your XP in an NTFS or FAT32 partition.

    Although in reading the "OSL2000 - An Advanced Multi Boot Manager" site it didn't get specific into partition types...
    I do know that when duel booting an OS...
    You should always install both OP systems on the same partition type.
    In this case both should be installed on FAT32.
  3. Jimmy the Hand

    Jimmy the Hand

    Jul 28, 2006
    I disagree with Foamer, because I have a PC with 3 OS-es (DOS, Win 98 and Win NT 4.0) which means 3 different file systems.
    But. Windows 98 must be installed on the first primary partition. XP can boot from anywhere.
  4. nath-1


    Jul 29, 2006

    the best way is to uninstall and reinstall it it sounds like the path is not being found i had a similar problem with similar software.
    hope this helps.
  5. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Once you get into Windows 98, in device manager, is there anything there with an exclamation mark?

    As to the file format, I agree that isn't important. I dual boot FAT32 with NTFS without a problem. You do want both operating systems on different partitions.
  6. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    THIS is CompTIA 101
    You can't mix Windows 98SE (FAT32) with XP(NTFS)
    Windows 98SE will hate it.
    You can use FAT variances.
    For instance... FAT16 with FAT32
    But NEVER NTFS with any FAT partition for Windows 98.
    You can use NTFS and FAT32 at the same time with duel booting say: Win XP and Win 2000
    But We are talking XP and 98. And with them you can't have XP with
    NTFS... 98 with FAT32. Case closed.

    Ya don't boot 98 if the one with FAT32 on it is Win98... And the starting thread user is installing XP with Windows 98. Window 98 can't read NTFS and can't even make it out. The crux of this all is whether you should... not whether you can. And if you do... your asking for trouble.

    We are talking about duel booting 98 and XP.

    So I'll make a deal with ya Candy...
    If you can get a Windows 98 or 98SE with FAT32...
    To duel boot with a Windows XP with NTFS...
    And then post the procedure on how you did it so I can test it...

    I'll bow at your feet as the all great God of computers.
    You'll be my hero. :D
  7. Jimmy the Hand

    Jimmy the Hand

    Jul 28, 2006
    I'm not sure what a CompTIA 101 is, but here's the procedure, which usually works

    Get a partition manager, which runs in DOS.
    Create two primary partitions, the first FAT32 the second NTFS.
    Install Win 98 onto FAT32.
    Use partition manager to clear MBR, hide FAT32 and activate NTFS.
    Install Win XP to NTFS.
    Use partition manager to clear MBR.
    Use a boot manager to create a boot menu and load it to MBR.
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I don't know where you took that computer course, but you should get your money back. I have a system here that boots W98, W2K, and Linux. It has a mixture of NTFS, FAT32, and EXT3 filesystems. W98 boots fine, though it obviously can't access the other partitions.
  9. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Then there is this view...
    I have Partition "Magic" myself.
    I use it to switch XP over from NTFS to FAT32 so I can actually fix the computer.
    I wouldn't install Windows on a NTSF partition on a bet.
    My professor had one description for it... "evil"

    A boot manager is used by people who never learned "or forgot" the true way to install a multi boot OS.
    Sounds like 3 tons of work and a 3rd party hack in.
    Still not very efficient sense DOS & 98 disk can't read the XP...
    Unless your using a 4th party hack.
    Again... trouble in the making.
    Ever hear of the "K.I.S.S" concept?
    "Keep It Simple & Stupid"
    Overcomplicate at your own peril.

    How about doing this?...
    Format 3 primary partitions in FAT16.
    Install DOS first...
    Install 98 second...
    Install XP last.
    Voilá... Multi boot achieved.
    They read each other.
    No hack in's...
    No over complications.
    Simplicity at its best.
    And the "correct" way. ;)

    I'm just from old school that says you should do things right instead of adding complication that isn't needed after all.
  10. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Collage is where.
    I have been there a year.
    It is the first thing learned.
    The Microsoft site says so...
    CompTIA standards say so...
    You don't pass the final exam unless "you" say so.
    IF.. your using a 3rd party hack so you can boot muli OSes...
    You should get your money back because all you had to do is install it correctly the first time and you wouldn't have had to install a boot manager.
  11. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    And another thing about this...
    It's about time this site starts to learn to stop patranizing and demeaning people.
    What I have been saying is the correct setup taught for multi booting OS's.

    I don't apreciate being talked down to... I don't apreciate being half called stupid.
    And from the staff no less.

    I'm outa here.
    Should know better that to ever come to this place.
  12. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Collage? Did you skip the spelling course? :rolleyes:

    I'm sure you're going to jump right in here and tell me how you get the Windows stock boot manager to boot Linux, right? As far as a "3rd party hack", if I run a non-Microsoft O/S, I have a rather huge 3rd party hack, like a whole partition full of it! I think you need to continue your education, because you haven't quite got the whole picture yet.
  13. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001

    I think these statements stirred the response you got.

    Key word being CAN'T ;)

    You can. And it works. Case closed.
  14. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Your all rude...
    I was taught this in collage...
    And I didn't make it up.

    CompTIA teaches you to put OP systems on compatable partitions and you know it.
    JohnWill says I'm stupid.

    I'm leaving.
    Case closed...

    Deleate my accout... PLEASE!
  15. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Who said you shouldn't put the O/S in a compatible system? We're talking about multi-boot systems, which may have mixed partition types.
    Please point to the post where I said that.
    Your choice I guess. Are you really so thin-skinned that you can't take a little criticism? Do you actually think that you're right all the time, or some first year college course has all the answers?

    We can agree on one point, the case is closed. ;)
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