dual booting in Win2000/XP fails miserably

Hey everyone,

Back when everything was happy and good with the world, I used to have two hard drives, C: and G:, with Windows 2000 being the OS on C:\WINNT. Then I had the "brilliant" idea of test driving Windows XP on the G: drive, dual booting, and then uninstalling it if necessary.

So, I prepared to do this, by removing everything from the G: drive (including all references to the TEMP, pagefile, etc on the drive). I did a fresh install of Windows XP on this drive, which setup reformatted and then proceeded to rename F:.

Windows XP works. I can't say I was overly impressed with it. So, I decided to go back to Windows 2000 for the day to get some work done. That's when things went from "eh" to "oh crap."

The first time I rebooted from XP to 2000, I was able to put in my password, Windows was loading my personal settings, then it went dead. Confused, I thought it was a random reboot. I tried again. This time, I got to the desktop, then it rebooted. Odd, I thought. I've only been able to get to the desktop, no further. And if I leave the logon to Windows dialog up for about 45 seconds, the computer reboots nonetheless. This is quite strange behavior, seeing as how I haven't touched the C: since I installed XP.

On a positive note, I am able to get into Windows 2000 in safe mode, and safe mode with networking.

Help please! I have to do some work, and all my programs are in Windows 2000 (where they really should be). Thanks in advance.

:wink: <i>sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken</i>
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  1. hmm, have a veryt similar prob, dual booting xp/98, my 98 install was 100% ok (as far as 98 goes.........), since I dual booted xp, xp is fine, but 98 does exactly the same as your 2k does, very interesting, Please let me know if you find what caused it.


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  2. Alright, so using safe mode, I got this out of the Application and Event Logs:

    Application Log

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: rasctrs
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 2001
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:57 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The description for Event ID ( 2001 ) in Source ( rasctrs ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following information is part of the event: .

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: PerfDisk
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1000
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:57 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    Unable to open the Disk performance object. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.
    Data:
    0000: 70 10 00 00 p...

    Event Log

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DCOM
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10010
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:41:37 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The server {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7001
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:57 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Telephony service which failed to start because of the following error:
    No attempts to start the service have been made since the last boot.

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: BROWSER
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 8023
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:53 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The value for the parameter DirectHostBinding to the browser service was illegal.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7001
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:42 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The System Event Notification service depends on the COM+ Event System service which failed to start because of the following error:
    No attempts to start the service have been made since the last boot.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7001
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:42 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The Print Spooler service depends on the LexBce Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
    No attempts to start the service have been made since the last boot.

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: EventLog
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 6005
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:40 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The Event log service was started.

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: EventLog
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 6009
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:40 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    Microsoft (R) Windows 2000 (R) 5.0 2195 Service Pack 2 Uniprocessor Free.

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: Save Dump
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1001
    Date: 10/29/2001
    Time: 1:40:42 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ATHENA
    Description:
    The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0x80480000, 0x00000000, 0x8052af51, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini102901-07.dmp.

    I'm confused. So does that thing with DCOM have anything to do with why I can't do anything with Windows 2000?

    :wink: <i>sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken</i>
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