I have just put a new hard drive into my pc & installed windows XP. I took out my old smaller hard drive that has windows ME on it before I started without realising that XP would create a menu to bootup between the two drives. I later discovered that I had a program that will not run correctly on XP & therefore I need my old hard drive with windows ME on back in my pc. I have altered my boot.ini file to give me the bootup options but when I choose windows ME I get this error.
I/O ER multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\BOOTSECT.DOS
You may notice an entry in our BOOT.INI file pointing to a previous operating system. If you select this option during boot-up, Windows XP looks at the BOOTSECT.DOS file for loading instructions.
If your computer had an operating system on it prior to Windows XP, the Setup program will copy the original boot sector to the BOOTSECT.DOS file. In the case of Windows 98/ME, the BOOTSECT.DOS file would contain instructions to load IO.SYS.
There is a facility within XP to make an errant program believe it is running under a different Windows OS to cater for programs that will not run under XP; is this not a possibility instead of installing a multiboot system.
ok thanks for the advice i now have my boot.ini saying that the boot paths are ok but when i boot up & try to goto windows me the dam thing restarts & gives me the menu again. Is this the bootsect.dos file? If so how do i fix it?