Win 2k Prtofessional & 3.11 Dual Boot Problem

By latviangolfer
Feb 26, 2006
  1. This is my first attempt so pardon any beginner mistakes. Here we go:

    Had a self-inflicted system crash of my dual-boot Win 3.11 (DOS 6.22) (partition 1 C:\) and Win 2000 Professional (partition 2 D:/). Both operating systems are /were on the same HD and are in working order. Believe the problem is with my boot.ini file residing on C:\. It no longer contains the "instructions" for booting to the DOS based partion; I can only boot-up Windows 2000 Professional. Here is my boot.ini:

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)C:\="Microsoft Windows 3.11" /fastdetect

    The last line is my latest attempt at getting partion 1 OS to boot. I do get the screen to select which OS to boot, but only Win 2000 boots when selected or as default. I would be extremely grateful if someone could tell me what the last line(s) should be.

    Both operating systems are on the same HD.
    Win 3.11, 1.99 GB, FAT, Healthy, Primary Partition (Partition 1)
    Win 2K Professional, 17.09 GB, NTFS, Healthy, Extended Partition Logical Drive (Partition 2).

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