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Wanted to install Windows 2000 Beta 3 in a dual boot with Windows 98.
Took a few hours to finish setup and first startup was (rather) OK.
Now, from 2nd try on did never manage to get past the 'Verifying Network Connections' Message where the startup hangs for 30 minutes without continuing. Have to reboot and start in 98.
When trying to dial network server (after 2000 startup failure), the modem is not recognized, and I have to redefine a com 5 port for the modem to work, after which everything works fine.
I just looked at 2000 setup instructions again, and saw 2000 had to be installed on another partition for a succesfull dual boot, which I don't have (the 2nd partition).
When trying to uninstall 2000, there is nothing available to do this.
Both OS are on the c: drive under respectively c:\Windows and c:\Winnt.
I'm thinking of making backups of Windows 98, and reformatting the c-drive, and create a new partition, re-install everything.
Can I perform the installation from the back-up disks without the original CD-rom (the CD I have is from an older version of 98) by using the cab-directory??
Any tips on this subject are welcome.