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Win XP and 2k installation

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August 22, 2004 6:57:40 PM

I tried installing Win2k Pro on a comp that already had XP. I made a new partition for the Win2k and installed it on that new partition. However, when the boot menu comes up and I try to start XP, I get the following error:

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMd startup option for Windows 2000, press F8.

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows 2000 Setup using the original Setup floppy disk or CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to select repair.

It looks like it's trying to start up Win2k even though I chose XP. Can someone please tell me how I can fix this? I'm fairly new to setting up machines with multiple OS's. Could I have done something wrong during setup?

Thanks in advance,
Kyle

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August 25, 2004 12:41:37 AM

XP bootloader and its associated files (NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM) have been replaced by older and incompatible files from W2k. You have to use XP's CD to repair it.
Usually, you should have installed W2k before WXP to avoid problem like this.

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