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Dual Boot We Have 2 physicall hard drive 1 is dos 6.22 1 is win98 how do we make a dual boot?

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I am assuming they are both internal hard drives, If this is the case, on the back of the hard drive itself, there will be a set of pins with a little plastic connector in between two of them. This connector selects the role of the hard drive.

You want to set the Hard drive which has the operating system installed on it to MASTER and set the hard drive you want to use for extra space as SLAVE.

This tells the computer which hard drive to actualy boot from. It is not possible to run to Operating systems at the same time.

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How to install dos operating system on?


You would need a clean partition on a hard drive, a floppy drive (A:\) and the DOS 6.22 floppy's. You may be able to use an USB drive, but I have not tested. Then there is the problem of dual booting. You would need to modify boot.ini, bootmgr (Win 7), or boot from floppy to access DOS.

FYI: Windows has DOS shell already available. Or you can boot into command prompt.

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I had vista and was installing windows 7 and got to the network part of the install and the system went to resart and it went to a black screen with a fashing curser and now i can not access anything on my...


guess u were trying to install Win7 over Vista...it does not work that way....Win7 need to be a clean install...that is...it must be installed in a new partition after doing a full low level format....so you will have dual boot at start up...and u chose what u want vista or Win7 to work with for that specific session....
Dual boot helps in many ways...
1 - it helps file management better
2 - it helps to boot from one OS in case the other gives trouble
3 - virus attack are removed from either OS
etc etc

the best way to getback you system is to
1 download KILLDISK (DOS) utility program, get the DOS version
2 copy it on to a CD
3 get hold of a Win98 CD (bootable)
4 boot from Win98 cd, dont chose to install Win98,
5 press ESC and let Win98 quit installing, it will lead to a drive letter of you CDROM (say D or E as the case may be)
6 insert the CD that has the KILLDISK DOS utility
7 Run the program by typing KILLDISK at the CD drive letter prompt.
8 Read all the options available there...and kill the drive in which you had VistaOS/Win7 (C)...this will make all you C: drive sectors to "0"
i.e. it will wipe your C: drive clean and u can start with a clean slate....
if u r not concerned with the data in you disk...wipe all drives and disks in the PC....a 20GB disk will take aprox 1 hr to finish

for all this u must have the BIOS enabled to boot from CDROM drive...

once killdisk has finished doing the wiping process....
insert the Vista or Xp cd and install either...in the partition option make 3 or more partitions....C, D, E of at least 30 GB min for each...as Win7 will take aprox 18 GB....
in C: drive install Vista or XP as the case may be.....
once done....let the system boot and let it load Vista or XP
once in Desktop you can insert the Win7 cd and install it on the D or E: drive....the CDROM drive letter will change accordingly....when you make the partition....so be carefull to

let me know....
reg



Jul 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hp nx6325 is set up for dual boot, xp boots ok but win98 freezes on the welcome page.


welcome to win98, might be that your computer is newer then what 98 can run on. this could cause a freeze up at boot.

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I have an old laptop that partition and hd have been reformatted. I've tried using boot disk but keep getting the message that says, ''save to disk partition not found. So, can't get win98se to load as...


Haven't used win98 for a while so bear with me and this uses DOS COMMANDS too.
If useing restore cd/floppy you have to use a utility from compaq that creates two partitions on hard-drive.
They may have a restore floppy if you need it too.
One for "recovery files" and one for "OS Boot"
AHH, the memories, I still have my 95/98/ME Laptops up and running for older stuff. HP n CQ too.
Restore CD should do it all though.
If no restore CD - have Win98 CD?
if Harddrive partitioned and formated - Just do 1
1. boot from Win98 CD.
Partition n Format
2. Choose boot to DOS (puts u in virtual drive A)
AT PROMPT
3. Type drive letter of CD ( C: D: or E: )
4. Type CD Win98
5. Type Fdisk ( to partion drive)
reboot n do 1 + 2
6. Type format C: ( I do this to ckeck drive for errors)
OR
JUST Boot from CD and follow install instructions.
1 to 6 for if you have problem with Win98 CD setting up Harddrive.

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Try Install KDE on your desktop, I think its much better than gnome for booting setup. There's another way which one you'd like to booth by striking the F8 key repeatedly on the restart or starting your PC and select the drive which drive you like to boot.Or you can configure it on your bios setup by hitting the del key and configure your boot priority.

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Instalation of windws 98


Change your bios setting to boot from cd. restart, choose start with cdrom support and follow the instruction

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It possible to run 2 differant os on 2 differant hd on 1 compute


to be honest, im not sure if its possible....you can only do it using dual boot but it only uses a single hardisk with 2 separate operating system.

how to make a dual boot can be found here

supported dual boot configurations here

if you need more information, please let us know

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Dual boot


hi wtm78 this is nichu,
it is impossible to install win 98 after installing xp,if you want to install win98 you must remove the winxp and then first install win98 and later you can install winxp,
basically it is impossible to install a lower order software when xp is already installed,in your case it is the same
there will be no things like dual boot or anything ,after booting your system asks whether you want to work with win98 or winxp.
be cool.

take care
bye and have a nice day.

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