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October 4, 2004 4:52:31 PM

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I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
there may be an easier way.

Help.

Mark
October 4, 2004 5:40:06 PM

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Many recent BIOSes allow you to switch the boot drive around.

Also, why didn't you go to a dual-boot configuration in the first place?

"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
> there may be an easier way.
>
> Help.
>
> Mark
Anonymous
October 4, 2004 8:39:22 PM

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Removable hard-drive frame and caddies have become very inexpensive. Buy one
frame and two caddies. Put your Win 98 drive in one caddy, your Win XP drive
in the other caddy.

--
steve

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"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:200201c4aa4b$af7b77b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
> there may be an easier way.
>
> Help.
>
> Mark
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October 5, 2004 10:33:02 AM

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Everything I read about dual boot dealt with one hard
drive that is partioned off. I have two hard drives. If
you can walk me through it I will try anything.

>-----Original Message-----
>Many recent BIOSes allow you to switch the boot drive
around.
>
>Also, why didn't you go to a dual-boot configuration in
the first place?
>
>"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:200201c4aa4b$af7b77b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
>> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
>> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
>> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
>> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
>> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
>> there may be an easier way.
>>
>> Help.
>>
>> Mark
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 1:37:32 PM

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"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:200201c4aa4b$af7b77b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
> there may be an easier way.
>
> Help.
>
> Mark

Yes, this can easily be done but you need to supply further
details:
- Is drive C: a FAT or an NTFS volume?
- If you remove the WinXP drive and make the Win98
the master, does Win98 run?
October 5, 2004 1:37:33 PM

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C Drive has Xp and is NTFS, D Drive the slave is Fat32.
It doesn't matter t me which drive is the slave or master
and since XP is new I can always reformat either NTFS or
Fast32 whichever I need to do and reinstall everything.
If I pull out one drive I can get Win98 to run
>-----Original Message-----
>
>"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:200201c4aa4b$af7b77b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
>> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
>> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
>> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
>> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
>> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
>> there may be an easier way.
>>
>> Help.
>>
>> Mark
>
>Yes, this can easily be done but you need to supply
further
>details:
>- Is drive C: a FAT or an NTFS volume?
>- If you remove the WinXP drive and make the Win98
> the master, does Win98 run?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
October 6, 2004 4:42:31 AM

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- Get a copy of the XOSL boot manager. It's free.
- Install it in your Win98 partition.
- Add WinXP and Win98 to the XOSL menu.
- Instruct XOSL to swap disks when booting into Win98.

When installing XOSL, make sure to install it in your existing
Win98 partition. Do not allow it to install itself in a dedicated
partition (since you don't have one, it would erase one of the
existing partitions!).

"Mark" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> C Drive has Xp and is NTFS, D Drive the slave is Fat32.
> It doesn't matter t me which drive is the slave or master
> and since XP is new I can always reformat either NTFS or
> Fast32 whichever I need to do and reinstall everything.
> If I pull out one drive I can get Win98 to run
> >-----Original Message-----
> >
> >"Mark" <MarkM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >news:200201c4aa4b$af7b77b0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I have two harddrives. "C" drive has XP and "D" has
> >> Win98 one set up as a master and the other a slave. Is
> >> there a way to set it up to give me a choice of which
> >> drive to boot to? Some of my programs, which are old
> >> will not run on XP so instead of me having to take the
> >> cover off the PC and switch the drives around I thought
> >> there may be an easier way.
> >>
> >> Help.
> >>
> >> Mark
> >
> >Yes, this can easily be done but you need to supply
> further
> >details:
> >- Is drive C: a FAT or an NTFS volume?
> >- If you remove the WinXP drive and make the Win98
> > the master, does Win98 run?
> >
> >
> >.
> >
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