Changing my boot.ini to include
the D: drive got me a little closer, but Windows didn't like something about the drive:
"W2K could not start because of a computer disk configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware."
Current boot.ini is as follows:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 D: Drive" /fastdetect
Does this have something to do with not being able to dual boot 2 NTFS fdrives?
My PC had a C:\ with Win98 and D:\ with W2k. I edited boot.ini to by default boot directly to D:\ for W2k.
I formatted the C:\ drive today (NTFS), forgetting it may have some functions left in the boot process. The error that came up was that "ntldr" was not found.
I have now loaded W2k out to the C: drive, but the real goal is to make C: drive a backup for hot storage, and boot from the D: drive.
D: has the following system files presently:
ntldr (copied from the C: drive.
Some of these may be there from a repair process tried after booting from the W2k CD/ROM.
I really just want to make D:\WINNT the active partition.