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Of course, when I tried to boot into XP after that, it did not allow, while 2000 was fine. 3. Similar Threads Thread Forum Dual boot windows 10 - usb boot fails, no custom install optionMy current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. It's a helpful reply though it's a reply to a the thread that happens to be old. Right-click on the file, select Properties and uncheck "Read-only" then click OK. Source

I've donethis and it seems to work. Specifying the /WIN95DOS switch directs NTLDR to boot the DOS boot sector stored in BOOTSECT.DOS. Add a new partition located after the Windows Vista/7 partition you just shrunk. If you use /NOSERIALMICE without specifying a COM port, serial mouse detection is disabled on all COM ports. /NUMPROC=n - Only enables the first n processors on a multiple processor system.

It will reboot several times - do not interrupt it. This is because EasyBCD will automatically search for NTLDR, the Windows XP bootloader, and pick the right drive for you. Link included at the end of this for how to do. And since win2000 is on the first partition on disk1 I am assuming partition(1) is correct.

  • Final step was to change the boot device sequence in the BIOS.
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  • Then review this video and supporting links: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Dual-Boot-Between-Windows-XP-and-Windows-7/ Any previous versions (older) of Windows must be installed first to avoid a complicated boot rec repair.
  • Also you say to 'clean up and format'.
  • This is the mode to use when you are debugging problems that are regularly reproducible. /DEBUGPORT=comx - Specifies the com port to use for debugging, where x is the communications port
  • Do you mean to just pop the win2k CD in and and delete the C partition or just install over it.
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You'd need only 1 copy of Windows and the other programs, as it will always be only 1 that's running, and both setups use the same hardware. The driver is used to display boot progress information, as well as to print the Blue Screen crash screen, so disabling it will disable Win2K's ability to do those things as Once I did, all the problems stopped and it was working normally again. I hope you have your backups .

Feb 23, 2005 #9 nawab081 TS Rookie Thanks for the reply....so editing the boot.ini file will not work? I wanted to rid my win98 and install XP on disk0. Hope this helps! https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/win2k-xp-dual-boot-setup-problem-please-help-349967/ This is because Windows XP has installed its own bootloader on top of the Windows Vista bootloader, and it does not recognize newer versions of Windows.

Im not sure why. Its great that you can do whatever U like, test, overload, etc, without feearing of crashes or viruses and whatever... :hotouch: Jul 27, 2005 #6 cardpopper TS Rookie go to This utility makes it a breeze to exactly mirror it, took about an hour for a 60Gb drive. And then you will see them both after BIOS to choose what you wanna start.

Editing the Boot.ini has never worked for me. http://cboard.cprogramming.com/tech-board/65724-dual-boot-win-xp-win-2000-a.html Feb 25, 2005 #13 Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094 nawab081 said: Thanks for the advise...I did just go and edit the boot.ini file and believe or not it worked. Basically It is running really slow. It will come back to haunt you!

Windows 2000/XP Only. /HAL= - Allows you to override the HAL used, for example using a checked version. /INTAFFINITY - Sets the multiprocessor HAL (HALMPS.DLL) to set interrupt affinities such that http://webtrekkie.com/dual-boot/dual-boot-system-where-is-my-win2k.php It doesn't need to be primary, and should not be active. Once in EasyBCD, go to the "Bootloader Setup" page, and select "Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR" then "Write MBR" to get the EasyBCD bootloader back.

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Join the community here. SO my situation was OPPOSITE. All rights reserved. have a peek here I have Win2k on my C drive.

This tells NT to use the program specified by HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\SafeBoot\AlternateShell as the graphical shell, rather than to use the default which is Explorer. No, create an account now. thanks nawab Feb 24, 2005 #12 diptendub TS Rookie Nawab, editing the boot.ini file had worked for me too, so I guess it is a good way of solving this


The option of dual boot doesn't show up while booting, and control panel>system>advanced>startup and recovery: default operation system ONLY shows XP, not 2000 server. If /burnmemory=64 was given then 64MB of memory would be unavailable. /CRASHDEBUG - The debugger is loaded when you start Windows NT, but remains inactive unless a Kernel error occurs. TechSpot is a registered trademark. Welcome MSWindowsUser...

Your best bet will be to clean up ,format and start again with Win2K first. After much twiddling with the boot.ini lines, and way too many reboots, I ended up with this: [boot loader] timeout=5 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP on primary drive" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP on backup Please keep in mind that this works for MY configuration of drives as listed. Check This Out It works well but for one irritation, which is that I am asked for my password every time I select and boot to W10.

Once I did this install XP is running super slow. I did not touch disk1(F, G, H). What's New? I loaded 2k onto a different logical drive than XP so I have XP on C: and 2k on F: Windows 2k installed fine and works fine, the problem is when

This is a similar problem described in this thread. Presently I work with HyperOs 2004 which enables me to boot from 11 similar or different OSs on the same HD. Everything I see here does not address the password issue I have. You're on your own with that.) Note that if you have more than 1 partition on either drive in this scenario, you'd have to tell the "partition" value where to look

Notepad is easier. I've done> this and it seems to work. Create first partition again (primary, becomes E:, optical drive is D:). 8. [Install Windows XP on the second partition C:] 9. [Boot from Windows 2000 (first partition is C:, second partition