I did a search on the internet for more info on dual boot systems, and your site came up. I read several of your threads pertaining to the subject, but still have problems. I had been following another persons advice as to setting this up,but everything we have tried has failed. Here is the situation.......We have Win98 installed on 1 harddrive(C, we purchased another larger harddrive and installed it in the computer with the hopes of developing a dual boot system. We installed the New harddrive as Master on IDE1, and the old harddrive as slave on IDE!. We installed the windows XP disc, and selected to format the new drive(F and install windows XP at that location. Now, when we reboot, it goes directly to Windows XP, and doesnt even give us the option to choose the C: drive where Win 98 is located. The C: drive shows up within XP, and I can view the files there, through "my computer". I have changed the boot.ini in C: to look like this.... boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 98" /fastdetect with no positive results,,,any ideas? thanks coadman Edited to fix the smilies.