How to setup dual boot of Windows XP & Windows 2000

Belinda

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Hello All

I have a Dell Laptop that as come preinstalled with Windows XP
Professional. I also want to setup a dual boot of Windows 2000 Server
on this. Also I have another laptop running Windows 2000 server and I
want to setup Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional dual boot on
this.

Can any of you kindly advice how I can repartition and setup for dual
boot.

Thanks
Belinda
 
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And if you're installing Windows 2000 after Windows XP then after the
install you'll want to boot the Windows XP CD-Rom and run
fixboot
from the recovery console.

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You will need to make sure you have a spare partition on your hard disk to
do this. Unfortunatly, the Windows 2000/XP setup will not allow you to
partition your drive without destroying the data that is already on it. The
only app I know that is any good is Partition Magic 8.0.

Once you've created a new partition on the drive, install Windows 2000
Server/XP on it. You will need to then download all of the drivers for
Windows 2000 (for example) for your Dell and install them, as it's more than
likely not to work 100% with the hardware that's inside your laptop straight
after install.

As for the other laptop - you will need to do exactly the same

Rich


"Belinda" <belindacur@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hello All
>
> I have a Dell Laptop that as come preinstalled with Windows XP
> Professional. I also want to setup a dual boot of Windows 2000 Server
> on this. Also I have another laptop running Windows 2000 server and I
> want to setup Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional dual boot on
> this.
>
> Can any of you kindly advice how I can repartition and setup for dual
> boot.
>
> Thanks
> Belinda
 

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"Dave Patrick" <mail@NoSpam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message news:<OOlDjTjIEHA.964@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>...
> And if you're installing Windows 2000 after Windows XP then after the
> install you'll want to boot the Windows XP CD-Rom and run
> fixboot
> from the recovery console.

Hello All

I am in real trouble this is my situation.

On my Toshiba PC which was running Win NT 4.0 workstation I have
some critical configuration and it only 3 partitions:

2500 MB C:
1500 MB D:
8 MB unassigned

BootItNg installed itself onto to the 8 MB free partition. I was able
to resize partition C: and D: and release about 2.5 Gb between both of
these partitions but not sure how I can merge two free partitions into
one contigous partition on BootItNg. I had one partition of 1.3 GB
called
it as XP and another free partition called it as XP2; partition XP was
marked as Multi OS and FAT32 so with XP2. Now I booted XP from a
CD-ROM
at time of booting and chose to install XP on the partition XP and it
finished copying XP files and asked me to remove the disks and
rebooted
after rebooting appears I have lost my Windows NT 4.0 workstation from
the boot menu all I see is a system error which says ntldr missing or
something like this and asks me to fix it and reboot.

I restarted Windows XP boot from CD rom and choose repair all it does
is
come back with the D:\Windows DOS prompt not sure what I am supposed
to do after this.

I did C:\ to see what happened appears I do not see any directories or
files in C:\ but the original D: drive on Windows NT is intact as
XP install stuffed my Windows NT install can I recover my Windows NT
install.

Also please advice how on BootItNg I can combine two free partitions
into one.

Is there a way for me to recover my NT workstation boot menu and get
back to Windows NT back.

Thanks
Belinda
 
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Pretty difficult to understand what you've got going here but try making a
boot floppy. An example of boot.ini to try is below. For the floppy to
successfully boot Windows NT the disk must contain the "NT" boot sector.
Format a diskette (on an NT machine, not a DOS/Win9x, so the NT boot sector
gets written to the floppy), then copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and boot.ini to
it; and possibly ntbootdd.sys

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winnt "drive0part1"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\winnt "drive0part2"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\winnt "drive0part3"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\winnt "drive0part4"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(5)\winnt "drive0part5"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(6)\winnt "drive0part6"


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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"Belinda" wrote:
| Hello All
|
| I am in real trouble this is my situation.
|
| On my Toshiba PC which was running Win NT 4.0 workstation I have
| some critical configuration and it only 3 partitions:
|
| 2500 MB C:
| 1500 MB D:
| 8 MB unassigned
|
| BootItNg installed itself onto to the 8 MB free partition. I was able
| to resize partition C: and D: and release about 2.5 Gb between both of
| these partitions but not sure how I can merge two free partitions into
| one contigous partition on BootItNg. I had one partition of 1.3 GB
| called
| it as XP and another free partition called it as XP2; partition XP was
| marked as Multi OS and FAT32 so with XP2. Now I booted XP from a
| CD-ROM
| at time of booting and chose to install XP on the partition XP and it
| finished copying XP files and asked me to remove the disks and
| rebooted
| after rebooting appears I have lost my Windows NT 4.0 workstation from
| the boot menu all I see is a system error which says ntldr missing or
| something like this and asks me to fix it and reboot.
|
| I restarted Windows XP boot from CD rom and choose repair all it does
| is
| come back with the D:\Windows DOS prompt not sure what I am supposed
| to do after this.
|
| I did C:\ to see what happened appears I do not see any directories or
| files in C:\ but the original D: drive on Windows NT is intact as
| XP install stuffed my Windows NT install can I recover my Windows NT
| install.
|
| Also please advice how on BootItNg I can combine two free partitions
| into one.
|
| Is there a way for me to recover my NT workstation boot menu and get
| back to Windows NT back.
|
| Thanks
| Belinda
 

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I have using BING for years and haven't run into any issues that weren't
explained in detail via their support pages:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/support.html

Added info:

How to Install W2K to its own partition. Use a 98 Startup disk and run
WINNT.EXE from the I386 directory. After 2K is installed, boot with the XP
CD and at the Setup/Repair screen, choose Repair. In Recovery Console, use
the following commands:

1) FIXBOOT, answer Yes
2) CD \
3) ATTRIB -H NTLDR
4) ATTRIB -S NTLDR
5) ATTRIB -R NTLDR
6) ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
7) ATTRIB -S NTDETEC.COM
8) ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
9) COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\
10) COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\

In Steps 9 and 10, X is the letter of your CD-Rom drive.

How to Install W2K to its Own Partition after installing XP
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_2k.htm

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2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
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"Belinda" <belindacur@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:41af5e48.0404251830.41947424@posting.google.com...
> "Dave Patrick" <mail@NoSpam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
> news:<OOlDjTjIEHA.964@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>...
>> And if you're installing Windows 2000 after Windows XP then after the
>> install you'll want to boot the Windows XP CD-Rom and run
>> fixboot
>> from the recovery console.
>
> Hello All
>
> I am in real trouble this is my situation.
>
> On my Toshiba PC which was running Win NT 4.0 workstation I have
> some critical configuration and it only 3 partitions:
>
> 2500 MB C:
> 1500 MB D:
> 8 MB unassigned
>
> BootItNg installed itself onto to the 8 MB free partition. I was able
> to resize partition C: and D: and release about 2.5 Gb between both of
> these partitions but not sure how I can merge two free partitions into
> one contigous partition on BootItNg. I had one partition of 1.3 GB
> called
> it as XP and another free partition called it as XP2; partition XP was
> marked as Multi OS and FAT32 so with XP2. Now I booted XP from a
> CD-ROM
> at time of booting and chose to install XP on the partition XP and it
> finished copying XP files and asked me to remove the disks and
> rebooted
> after rebooting appears I have lost my Windows NT 4.0 workstation from
> the boot menu all I see is a system error which says ntldr missing or
> something like this and asks me to fix it and reboot.
>
> I restarted Windows XP boot from CD rom and choose repair all it does
> is
> come back with the D:\Windows DOS prompt not sure what I am supposed
> to do after this.
>
> I did C:\ to see what happened appears I do not see any directories or
> files in C:\ but the original D: drive on Windows NT is intact as
> XP install stuffed my Windows NT install can I recover my Windows NT
> install.
>
> Also please advice how on BootItNg I can combine two free partitions
> into one.
>
> Is there a way for me to recover my NT workstation boot menu and get
> back to Windows NT back.
>
> Thanks
> Belinda