Active partitions

  k_g2000 23:12 19 Mar 2003

Hi, I have a 2 partition 40gig HD.
10gig ME and 30gig XP, using PM I can chose which partition to make active or PQboot to chose which to boot from. I want to create a dual boot using the XP utility, I can re-install XP but not ME(allready on the system) any ideas on how to approach this?

  woodchip 23:39 19 Mar 2003

as you have partition magic just delete the partition with XP on it then recreate it and reload XP

  k_g2000 23:54 19 Mar 2003

Thanks woodchip, allready started a fresh installation of XP over the old. ME is showing as inactive OS/2 boot man is this a problem?
IS there a dual boot option or will I get it when I restart after the installation is complete? Thanks k_g

  woodchip 00:03 20 Mar 2003

You should not have any dual boot before loading XP, As Xp will set it up for you

  k_g2000 00:13 20 Mar 2003

Thanks again woodchip, I'll let you know what happens, the first time I tried a dual boot I had a 2gig partition before ME and XP didn't set up a boot option, I've deleted that partition and re-distrubuted the free space and ME is now my first partition so hopefully it will work.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Artist Pete Oswald on creating relatable characters & his new book

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts