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Re-install XP and lost dual booting??

by moonuser / January 24, 2006 10:27 PM PST

Dual boot win2000 as C:, installed fresh XP pro as 2nd OS in F: and can't boot back to C: now....??

I checked the boot.ini and it's exactly right so I assume I need to re-fresh some files in the C: win2000...

What's the best way to get the win2000 up and running again in C: ??


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A link about BOOTCFG
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 10:36 PM PST
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Are you sure?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 10:51 PM PST

Are you sure the boot.ini file is ok?

Have a look at this article;
which refers to a dual boot of Win XP installed on to 2 hd's.

The boot.ini file there reads;
[boot loader]
[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 drive'' /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT=''Microsoft Windows Recovery Console'' /cmdcons

See if your boot.ini is the same, and what else you may have to do.


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My boot.ini..........!!
by moonuser / January 25, 2006 4:23 AM PST
In reply to: Are you sure?

Ive tried bootcfg /rebuild go.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect xp /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Must be some files missing or something.


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by phantazy / January 25, 2006 4:36 AM PST

Save your current boot.ini file as something like boot ini 1. Edit the current file to delete \No Execute=Optin.
Try to re-boot, you should get a black screen with a choice of o/s's if this has succeeded.

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?? \No Execute=Optin.??
by moonuser / January 25, 2006 8:08 AM PST
In reply to: Try

Have any idea why ( \No Execute=Optin.) came from, it was there after the fresh XP pro install??


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Applied by Default
by phantazy / January 25, 2006 11:02 AM PST

It's applied by default in XP, as the Master Boot Record, but it limits dual booting, which is why you have to edit the 'boot.ini' file yourself if you require such. Or use a third party program to do it for you.

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"No reply" but Thx phantazy...!!
by moonuser / January 25, 2006 11:18 AM PST
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No reply!

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