Dual Boot Menu

By gale
Mar 14, 2007
  1. Had Windows 2000 on my pc. Put in a new HD and installed XP. I set them up as master/slave. However, when I boot only one OS appears. How do I "see" both. Thanks.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    The computer will only boot to the drive that you tell it to boot to in the BIOS.

    You can only get a dual boot menu if there are two OSs on the boot drive.

    If you boot to the XP drive,it will boot XP.
  3. gale

    gale TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Realize that...there ARE two OS's.....XP and 2K. At startup only one shows on my menu.
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Sorry.It wasn`t clear from your question what you had done.I guessed wrong.

    If you installed 2K AFTER XP ,you`ll have to repair XPs boot loader.See HERE

    If you installed XP AFTER 2K. then it should see it,and there should be both OSs in XPs Boot.ini (msconfig/Boot.ini)

    If it doesn`t see it,I don`t know what has happened.
  5. gale

    gale TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    The boot loaders are different for the OS'es...thanks.
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