How do you dual boot ME and XP on secondary drive

  unkphilip 15:55 13 Apr 2005
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I have Me installed on C:\ drive and XP on a secondary master drive. If I change HD0 to HD1 in bios XP starts fine. Is there any boot programs that can start either\or. Most only work with partitions on the main C drive.

Unkphilip

  quack 16:09 13 Apr 2005

If you can get hold of a copy of Boot Magic which comes from Power Quest as does Partition Magic it will allow you to boot from either HDD on start up. You may be able to find a free download for an early copy if you 'Google' it.

  unkphilip 09:57 14 Apr 2005

Thanks Quack
I have already tried this. It finds the XP drive on IDE2 Master but won't load it, it just reboots the computer. I will probably try XP drive as slave on IDE0 and see if that works with PQ Boot

Cheers

  unkphilip 13:40 14 Apr 2005

Slave on IDE0 didn't work with Boot Magic either
Has anyone heard of a program called "Junction"
which could do this job. Mentioned on page 144 of Nov 2004 pc advisor
Thank again
unkphilip

  unkphilip 14:08 14 Apr 2005

Found a prog called osl2000 that boots from either drive. Installed in seconds and works perfectly.

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