how to change boot up OS

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slick1

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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???

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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