How do I restore the boot menu?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NeoShaggy, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. NeoShaggy

    NeoShaggy Guest

    I have win98 and winXP on my machine, but win98 is giving me a lot of trouble now and want to reinstall it, but I'm afraid that the win98 installation will overwrite the boot record so I won't be able to boot winXP.

    There's a safe way to restore the menu after win98 overwirtes it?
     
  2. sboulema

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    before the re-install save your boot.ini to a floppy and then reinstall 98 and after that replace the boot.ini on your hdd with the one onb the floppy. I think that should work, but im not 100% sure
     
  3. NeoShaggy

    NeoShaggy Guest

    I'm very sceptic about that, so I won't try it that way, but thanks anyway :)
     
  4. sboulema

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    hmm you can also try this. After the install of 98 boot with the xp cd and go into the recovery console and from there use the commands fix mbr and fix boot
     
  5. yoyo

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  6. NeoShaggy

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    Ok, I didn't know about the recovery console, I'll check it out, Thank you.

    And thanks to you too yoyo, That info is very helpfull.