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mamacat1045

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I have a new computer with Windows XP. My dial-in to my work won't work with Windows XP. (I used to use it with windows 98). My helpdesk at work cannot do anything to help me get it working.
I know you can create a dual boot system so I could boot into Windows 98.
Can a computer be set up to boot into windows 98 on one hard drive and windows xp on another hard drive (I have in my system, windows xp on the master drive and windows 98 on the slave drive). How can I get the system to boot into the slave drive operating system (or can that be done and if I can, will the hardware work?) (reason I ask if hardware will work, is, when the hard drive with Windows XP crashed, I figured I would go back to using Windows 98 on the new drive, no luck...could not get the computer to recognize the modem, the video would not work right..only had 16 colors and couldn't get it to do right, I had 4-5 question marks in the device manager. I struggled with it for two hours...then gave up and used the restore cd that came with the computer to put it back with windows xp as the computer came off the shelf.....so if I can boot into slave drive with windows 98, will the hardware work?)
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Barbara I would like to be able to boot into Windows 98 when dialing into work, if it is possible (keeping windows 98 and windows xp on separate hard drives).
 
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I am assuming that logging into work is a problem because it will not let your XP Home PC join or log onto the domain at work. XP is a pain in the AZZ and if you are a power user they never tell you you need XP Pro to work within a Windoze domain. Anyway, it is possible to set it up with the config you are thinking about, but you will need a boot manager to be able to do it. There is a boot manager called System Commander that works well and there is also one with a program called Partition Magic. There are tutorials and walk throughs in both apps and people here will be more than eager to help also.
 

mamacat1045

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thanks, I'll check on the boot manager program....
The boot manager will allow me to boot into either hard drive? Or do both operating systems need to be on one drive?
Barbara
 
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I use Power Quest Boot magic on my system. I have 4 seperate hard drives with a different OS on each. Boot magic allows me to boot into whichever one I want.
 
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