Starting dual boot XP/2000 system
Posted on 2002-06-17
Have dual boot XP/2000 system. Installed 2000 Pro first, then XP. Did change the default OS for startup to 2000. Startup has worked fine for 2 months until yesterday. Windows 2000 Pro will start with no problem. When XP is chosen from the startup screen the following occurs:
1) The Windows 2000 startup screen appears.
2) The following message shows: "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Config\SYSTEMd startup options for
Windows 2000 press F8".
Ran sysedit. The config.sys and autoexec.bat files are empty.
The ONLY major things that I have done recently is to install SP2 for Windows 2000 and uninstall Easy CD Creator (done through Add-Remove Programs).
Why are the references to the problem with Windows 2000 when it is XP that won't load? Anyway, what do I need to do to restore the startup where XP will load when selected? Thank you.