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XP Multiboot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pete DownUnder, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. Pete DownUnder

    Pete DownUnder Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2002
    I was swayed by the dark side and decided to install XP on my multipartitioned disk. I have a partition with Win98 installed (with loads of the kids games etc) but cannot find how to get XP to multiboot.
    I've tried going into the Recovery Console and doing various bootcfg commands (e.g. /scan, /list) but this does not seem to recognise I have a Win98 partition set up.
    Anyone got any suggestions on how to set up boot.ini to allow me to boot to my Win98 partition?:confused:
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    I take it you installed winxp after the win98 partition was already there so xp should have seen the other os as long as you didn't install them to the same partition.
    I found this in another forum, worth a try

    To fix it: Use the "fixboot" command in the recovery console. It will rewrite the BootSector.
    To get to the Recovery console: Boot off the WinXP CD, wait until it loads to the point where you are presented with the option to press "R" to enter Recovery Console. Dont be fooled by an early prompt to press F2 to enter some mode or other, just wait. It has to grind a bunch of files off the CD before it gets to the point where it prompts you to enter "R". Once you are in the recovery console (looks suspiciously like DOS) you can enter the "fixboot" command and your bootsector gets re-written.
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