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I have a 13 gig disk.
c:1g win 98
d:12g win 2000

The problem is that i have the boot menu but i cant boot in win98.

My boot.ini:
[Boot Loader]
timeout=5
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT

[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
C:\"Microsoft Windows"

Anybody have a good solution for multi boot?
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Question by:leking25
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by:leking25
ID: 2583442
Adjusted points to 100
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by:Owlguru
ID: 2583455
Is C: formatted as FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS?
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by:Owlguru
ID: 2583458
To check the file system, right-click drive C: in My Computer and choose Properties. Under File System you will see either "FAT", "FAT32", or "NTFS". Windows 98 does not support NTFS. So to dual-boot in that condition you must first re-format drive C: with FAT32.
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 2583462
If that's exactly what your boot.ini looks like, then you need an "=" sign:

c:\="Microsoft Windows"
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by:leking25
ID: 2583470
C is in fat16...I just install win 98 in it because my dvd and my tv-out isnt working with win2000
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by:leking25
ID: 2583502
leew: i put the = and now i have the message that:

I/O ERROR
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\bootsec.dos

then it freeze my computer.

I tried to find the bootsec.dos file on my computer but i dont have it...What should i do now?
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 2583529
can you still boot 2k?  (I'm looking into this - worse comes to worse, I'd say boot to a Win98 boot disk with the sys.com command (located in Windows\command) and type sys c: - this should restore 98 boot info - it will no longer recognize 2000.  Then use the 2000 setup program to restore the master boot record
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Lee W, MVP earned 300 total points
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by:leking25
ID: 2583541
It's still booting in 2000.
I tried that a lots of time...I reinstall win98 after that i boot with the 4 2000 disks.Then a select repair a win2000,then i run the fixboot utility.

After that i can reboot in 2000 but not 98. Thats why im asking your experts help :-)

Is there another way to fix the boot menu? or how can i have the bootsec.dos file?


 
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 2583545
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by:farout
ID: 2585700
you need to include a path to the bootsect.dos to turn to real mode
add the following to boot.ini
c:\bootsect.dos="win 98" /win98

Tonny
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by:farout
ID: 2585704
delete the c:\microsoft windows entry

and c:\bootsect.dos="win98" /win98
under operating systems
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by:farout
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sorry bad english delete only the c:\mic winbla bla entry

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by:leking25
ID: 2585948
The problem was that i didnt had the bootsec.dos file...so i have to reject youre answer...I found the way to solve my problem with the microsoft help link. Thanks anyway man
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by:leking25
ID: 2585950
I solve my problem with the link that you gave me and my experts knowledge :-)))

Thanks man
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