I understand what you want to do, but it maybe harder than it appears.
You maybe better off using actual two separate HDs that can be plugged/unplugged as the need arise or even use a swap box setup. Alot depends on your current system, a dual-mode can be allowed for different versions of XP, like Home and Pro(maybe?), but using the same versions or even the same OS disk won't work. Dual boot has always been for different versions of windoze OSes like win98 and XP or even Linux, etc.. Here's MS info on the topic:
Google away using dual boot, etc. for keywords, offhand, I don't see using dual XP as a real workable solution w/o hassles if at all, IMHO.
I would like to dual boot xp and xp on my computer. Yes you read correctly, I want to dual boot xp and another xp.
Is it possible?
I have never dual booted a computer before, so where could I find instructions on how to do so? Does anyone here have instructions.
Your probably wondering why I want to dual boot xp, but its beacuse I'm going to use the computer for playing games, and another family member for work: hence we want to keep both "sides" of the computer as seperate as possible. If a virus hits the gaming side of the dual boot, then it would not affect the one that is used for work. Also, I would like to dual boot using hard drives; it removes the danger of emptying all the important work related files if the drive needs to be reformatted.
Thanks for any help!