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dual boot

By cliff3004
Jun 14, 2005
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  1. hi guys.
    i have windows home on a sata drive. i recentley installed windows xp pro on a ide drive. whenever i atart the pc it boots srait to xp pro. what i wish is it to give me the choice for a few seconds then boot to xp home on the sata drive. at the moment i have to press f8 to choose the operating system, the trouble is now i cannot press f8 to go to safe mode.i also have a slave hardrive on the ide and 2 dvd burners dont know if that make any differance.
    please can anyone help me.
    this what my boot loader reads when i am logged on to xp home on sata drive

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti on(2)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micros oft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    cliff
  2. cliff3004

    cliff3004 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    please can someone help with this problem.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

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