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Have (had) a dual-boot system with 2 hard drives. Used Partition Magic to merge 2 of the 3 partitions. PM takes the contents of the partition being moved and places it in a folder now located in the merged partition. Question: located in this new folder is the Win 98 OS. Now when I reboot it boots ONLY to Win2000 saying that no other OS can be found. What do I need to do to once again have the option of booting either Win2000 or Win98?
The current config is this: C:\ (contains Win2000)
                            D:\ (contains the folder E:
                                 which contains Win98)
Thanks for the help.

cactusdr                      
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This depends on the way you configured the multiboot:

Option 1 : Multiboot with bootmanager and primary partions

If this is the way you had this configured, you are all out of luck, because the first sector of a partition contains the boot information. this has now been joined in the middle of your D:.

Option 2 : Windows2000 bootloader

Then the only thing you need to do is edit your boot.ini and edit the line for MS-Windows. This should still be pointing to e:. change this to d: and it might work.
Still might be some issues with finding the files, but I think you are OK.
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Option 1 is the config. I'll save the contents and re-install. Thanks.
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