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    loading win2k or win98 in DOS

    Hi all.

    Today i put another hard drive in mine and my brothers computer (1.2gb/4gb) I installed win98, to play c+c95 as this doesnt working in win2k.

    Is it possible to make it so as the computer boots up (before it starts loading an OS) to make it ask what OS?

    such as
    1) Windows 2000 professional
    2) Windows 98

    My friend helped me make it say this in DOS (before win2k started loading) in the boot.ini file, only problem was that if you clicked on win98 it rebooted.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Will

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    okay, a few pointers. first, only EVER install ONE operating system on a disk partition. this means repartitioning the drive into, say, a 1-gig windows 98 partition & the rest for 2000. windows starts to vomit if you have multiple versions installed on the same disk, and won't stand a chance if the disk is formatted as NTFS (click the disk in My Computer to find the partition type).

    if the disk's partitioned into two separate areas, then it's actually fairly simple to do - install the DOS-based operating system (98) first, onto the first partition (C), then install the NT operating system onto any other partition (e.g. D). it will automatically detect the 98 installation and add it to boot.ini

    the reboot behaviour you mention sounds to me like 98 is either not installed, installed on a drive whihc is now NTFS, not installed onto the first primary partition on the drive, or the boot.ini entry is just plain wrong

    you might find these MS links helpful

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=243896
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1

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    thanks. The windows are on separate hard drives, if that was a bit confusing.

    I dont think win98 likes my nforce 2 either it says it is missing a load of .dll's some where. :S

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