Need Help With Boot Manager!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by topdawg, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. topdawg

    topdawg Guest


    i had XP on my C: and 98 on my D:.

    but i recently formatted my C: drive and re-installed XP.

    but now, when i boot up, i dont have a boot manager to choose XP or 98 so now i cant get into win98.

    i know i need to add a line to my boot.ini file, but i cant remember what exactly..

    all i can remember is the end part which wuz: =C:\Windows Windows 98 which i always found peculier cuz my win98 wuz installed on D:

    but whatever

    can u tell me what i need to do to get my boot manager back.. thanks.
  2. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

    Try inserting the below or adding it to your existing one.

    Goto 'my computer' > 'properties' > 'advanced' > 'startup and recovery' > 'edit (boot.ini)'

    Or just get it in eXPlorer

    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    D:\="Windows Operating System on D:"
  3. phishhead

    phishhead OSNN Senior Addict

    San Diego, California
    just go to a cmd line in xp and type bootcfg/fix and it will fix the nt bootloader...or type bootcfg/? to see your options...hope this helps.
  4. topdawg

    topdawg Guest

    i tried it and when i selected the OS on boot up, it would automatically reboot my computer

    oh well, i'll format the drive