WinXP+98 Dual Boot Issue!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by m3rlin, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. m3rlin

    m3rlin Guest


    I just got a new hdd, and made one partition c: for windows 98, and then another one, d: for XP Pro. I installed 98 on c:, and installed XP on d:, and the dual boot menu comes up and lets me choose between xp or 98.

    However, when I select XP, 3 out of every 4 times it will go to the loading screen (with the blue status bar thingy) and then the screen will just go black and stay black.

    If I load up win 98 it's got no probs and works fine.

    If anyone can help me with this problem please do as it is REALLY ANNOYING!!:p


  2. Pin

    Pin Guest

    So, have u tried re-install the XP?

    since they are on the different partition, u should try a clean install on D: then see if it works.

    I am using dual boot on Win2k and WinXP.

    My specs:
    CPU: XP1800+ mobo: Asus A7V333
    HSF: GlobalWin TAK68 Dual fan
    RAM: Kingston 256MB DDR333
    HDD: Maxtor 40GB
    AGP: Asus GF3Ti200 pure.
  3. MrLip

    MrLip Guest

    Could you tell me how you made your partitions? (what program, what configuration)

    I'm trying to do the same thing (win98 & winxp dual-boot) but my winxp installer doesn't see my hard disks properly.
  4. Pin

    Pin Guest

    i used FDISK from Windows95 startup disk (98 or ME also can).
    This utility allows me to assign the partitions easily on a new harddisk.

    if u already have OS on ur haddisk, i recommend using PowerQuest's PartitionMagic. It allows u to create partitions out of your current harddisk.

    I used PMagic ver.6 before...using it to re-adjust my disk spacing...never tried creating a partition, but it has the feature.

    my configuration is
    C: WinXP 5GB
    D: Win2k 5GB
    E: Library 30GB
    all in one 40GB harddisk...but windows detects 37.28GB only. It happens...

    Let me know if u need helps.