how to change boot up OS

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by slick1, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. slick1

    slick1 Guest

    Hi all. i have installed 2 hard drives in my computer. C drive has XP PRO and F drive has 98SE. when i start my computer, it automatically boots up to XP without asking me. Is there any way i can make it ask me as it is booting up which OS i would like to log onto???

    thanks
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  2. Reg

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    START-->CONTROL PANEL-->PERFORMANCE AND MAINTAINENCE-->SYSTEM

    Click on the Advanced tab, then click the button under Startup and Recovery.

    Everything from there is self explainatory.
     
  3. Jz1397-5

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    I tried that, it would only recognize the windows xp. did not see 98se on the second drive.
     
  4. AKHeero

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    Which did you install first, XP or 98SE?
     
  5. Reg

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    Then add the entry manually:

    Assuming the Windows 98 is the second drive:

    Add this under Operating Systems in your boot.ini file (c:\boot.ini)

    multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98"

    He most likely installed Windows XP on one drive and Windows 98 on another at one point, then decided to combine the two drives into one system.
     
  6. Jz1397-5

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    I can do that? just add the boot.ini fine from the 98 system folder?
     
  7. Reg

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    No no... Login to Windows XP. Then edit the boot.ini file in Windows XP to include the location for Windows 98. Don't forget to add a timer to the boot.ini file to (change the 0 to something else). This way, when you boot your computer, it will give you a choice.