Win XP/98 and dual boot

  deadneat 18:34 21 Jun 2003

I am wanting to setup a dual boot. I have purchased a new HD and have installed Win XP professional. My old HD needs format and 98 SE back on. I have lots of old games etc which will not run under XP.
I want a menu at boot which gives 10 secs to select 98 drive or default to XP. Any ideas

  powerless 18:42 21 Jun 2003

First install 98 on to the other drive.

Then tell us what setup you have.

Which drive is master and slave and what operating system do you have on each?

Also do you just have one partition on each drive or do you 2 - 3 partitons on each drive?

  deadneat 18:52 21 Jun 2003

Ok I want the XP to be master 60GB maxtor 7200
and 98SE on slave 15GB maxtor 7200.
I am happy to format both disks if necessary.
As stated I only want the 98 drive for old software thats (badly written :-))for XP.
MSI ultra MB 256DDR, Radeon 32Mb g card P4 1.7Gb

  powerless 18:59 21 Jun 2003

"I am happy to format both disks if necessary." - Thank you for saying this you made it much easier...

First install Windows 98 to the slave drive.

Then boot from the Windows XP CD and install Windows XP - XP will do the rest from their. When its finished you will be presented with the menu to select if you wish to use 98 or XP. Just make sure you install to the Master.

For the 10 seconds...

IN XP go to start > Run Type:


Change the value next to timeout to 10

so you should have timeout=10

Save and reboot.

  keith-236785 19:49 21 Jun 2003

Powerless is spot on with his advice, i just wanted to add, For the 10 seconds...

right click on my computer

choose properties

choose advanced

in the startup and recovery section click settings

after "Time to display list of operating systems:" there is a box.

adjust to whatever time you want, 10 seconds is a good number though.

apply and close.

no need to reset system after this change.

same thing, just a different way

good luck

  deadneat 22:47 21 Jun 2003

Thanks for your help :-)
Win 98 and hardware setup ok to the slave drive.
Will finish job tomorrow now.

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