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Old 05-24-2008, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i have a dual OS in my system..... freshly installed
windows 98
windows xp
the former one doesnt turn up in the option at all when i installed teh later one..
not able to reckon watz the problem....... it just starts booting windows xp automatically .....
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Or just boot into the repair console and rebuilt your boot.ini Description of the BOOTCFG Command and Its Uses think that should work with 98 :-/
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well that says that i will have to again install windows 98 which will be pathetic seriously ne other ingenious idea......!
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well the boot.ini file is where the boot options are stored, that is where you need to concentrate your efforts. Though you many want to avoid manually adding arc paths, that's fun but it even gives me a headache

Question though: did you install 98 after xp? if so then there is some fun involved in the fixing (I did that once and you have to manually edit a file in hex! )
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no i first installed 98 and then xp...
and the problem is its just not opening the dual boot menu
directly its booting windows xp..
well ne way to fix it...
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can you post up the content of your boot.ini file please? and you do have the two OS's on different partitions right? It can work with them both on the same one but I don't recommend it.
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well i have done all those parions perfectly
35 gb windows 98 c: drive
60 gb windows xp d: drive
the rest for music software n etc..

well i dont know how to acess boot.ini file and print it ...
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it'll be in root of c: i.e. c:\boot.ini

It will be hidden by default.
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well i trid to view those hidden files still not getting it ..
i mean even after enabling the show hidden option it isnt coming .....
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well its definitely there otherwise you're computer would not boot

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Edit the Boot.ini File
To view and edit the Boot.ini file:
1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
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Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
3. Under System Startup, click Edit.

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
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