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Author Topic: How to restore dual boot  (Read 2275 times)

ronriel

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How to restore dual boot
« on: May 19, 2007, 05:34:44 AM »
Hi all... i have been booting 2 OS's (Windows 98 on C:, Windows Xp on D:). Then suddenly i can't boot. I found out that the MBR is damaged so I fixed it with TestDisk. Now, i can boot the machine but the windows xp boot loader is gone so i can only boot windows 98.
How can i restore the dual boot setup? tnx
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Re: How to restore dual boot
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 05:53:14 AM »
If you have PartitionMagic, it comes with something called BootMagic. It will present you with a list of OS's that are found on your system and give you the choice of which to load.

My dad used it when he had 2k, xp, and ME installed on the same machine.

I don't know if any of the free boot managers that linux users use will be any good for this, so I can't give any advice on them or even say which are any good.

Someone here with more experience with those could probably tell you which would work and be best.

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Re: How to restore dual boot
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 06:15:25 AM »
Thank you for the quick reply app103 but i was able to fix it! :P -  "fixboot" on the command prompt of the window XP recovery console. ;) I'm just thankful my crappy Windows XP cd still worked.. ;D
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Re: How to restore dual boot
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007, 10:53:12 AM »
"fixboot" on the command prompt of the window XP recovery console
Now that's a useful tip!!
Thanks ;)