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Dual Booting Help!

I installed windows 2000 professional (build 2195) as a clean install into a new directory while running windows 98.
After the install, I noticed there was no option to boot between win 98 and win 2k, the install would just go straight to windows 2000.
I needed to run win 98 so I booted from a boot disk and then ran sys C: and fdisk /mbr.  This enabled me to boot directly to windows 98 with no option to boot to win 2000.

SO, my question is: How do I get the boot option menu? All the necessary files are in my C:\ directory (ie. NTLDR, ntdetect.com, etc). BUT, the boot.ini file is missing aswell as the bootsect file.

THanks for any help
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Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
You might be able to use the Command Console to repair it.  Go to your Windows 2000 cd and type d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons.  When you boot, you should see an option for it, pick it.  On my system, it doesn't work for some reason, says it's missing NTLDR?  Any ways, there is a boot called fixmbr you can type.  This might fix your problem.  Also, here is what my boot.ini looks like:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:"

I have a bootsect.dat in my C:\cmdcons if you need that, I can send it to you.
Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
For the above, I ment to say Recovery Console and that there is a boot *command* called "fixmbr" that should fix the MBR.
If your computer boots 98, but doesn't give you the option to boot windows 2000, this is what you do:
(I assume that yiou know how to install Win 2000 and have done it before)

-Boot from the win2000 installation cd or start the win 2000 setup from dos.
-There is a menu that asks you if you want to repair a win 2000 installation, or if you want to install a new copy; choose repair.
-If you have your ERD (emergency repair disk), you will eventually be able to choose the option to repair system files only, and you will also have the option to repair files one by one, that means, the repair procedure finds files, which were not originaly from the installation and asks you if you wants to replace them.
-If you have a fresh copy of W2K, just say yes to all and let the program repair it for you.
-If not, WinNT4.0 used to automatically find such errors by specifying that you did not have the ERD, and fix them without much hassle, but I do not know if W2k works the same way there.
-If these options don't work, I'll make you a copy of BOOT.INI that should work on your system if you tell me which partitions on which physical hard drives you have your two OS'es.
-Write to haraldnez@hotmail.com

Good Luck!
soniicAuthor Commented:
Thanks! - It worked :)
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