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Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. If you're having a computer problem, ask on our forum for advice. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Win9x/Me Startup Disk: (95+) From a Windows: Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Startup Disk tab. (98+) From true MS-DOS: Go to the Command folder in Windows, and type

See post #5 in this thread. Recreate Bootsect.dos if you alter disk geometry again. [top of page] Procedure: Installing MS-DOS on a Windows XP or 2000 that's using NTFS Reboots are important. I'm installing HP Home. Any clarifying is appreciated!

The partition I wish to boot to (Z contains at the moment only, Autoexec.bat at the root of the drive (ie, Z:\, and an NTFS reader in a directory called What am I missing? - Kevin kwdrum42, Jun 4, 2002 #1 Sponsor rawmeat Joined: May 17, 1999 Messages: 1,052 I believe that you installed the OSs in the wrong Login now. This partition must be FAT16 or FAT32.

Thanks, Bipolar Jun 17, 2005 #21 RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503 I think $10-15 for a floppy drive would be a worthwile investment. set it active and installed dos 6.22. Dos boots when this partition is active. I have an emachine that has the media manager instead of the a: drive.

Extract its three files (18 KB) to a Windows 98/98SE Startup Disk. I see what you mean now. Jun 17, 2005 #22 IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856 realblackstuff said: I think $10-15 for a floppy drive would be a worthwile investment. Boot disc can be found here if needed.

In C:\Boot.ini, enter a boot option that calls the MS-DOS boot sector saved in Bootsect.dos. I'll probably still go back and try to get the xp boot.ini method to work though. Unfortunately, it doesnt work, as when selecting MS-DOS from the boot menu I get a message that it can't boot due to a harware problem/configuration issue, and to check the boot On the Z-drive make a batch-file or type in: set path=.;..;z:\;z:\dos; plus whatever directories you want.

Format a floppy with that XP, 2K, or NT. Last known stand-alone MS-DOS was V6.22, PC-DOS/DR-DOS V7.something If you want to read NTFS from that Z-partition, forget about booting into DOS from HD. Finally, edit Boot.ini so MS-DOS can be selected during startup Edit Boot.ini (it's a Read-only, Hidden, file in root of C:) - you can read How to Edit Boot.ini Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Dual boot XP / MS-DOS install, partition

If stuck, use a Win9x Startup Disk (CD support), and run WINNT.EXE from I386 folder on CD. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Join the community here. How it works When a Windows XP or 2000 is installed on a computer that already contains only a MS-DOS installation, the following occurs automatically during the installation of Windows XP/2000.

There is nothing stopping you from using NTFS for XP if you want to though. Dual-boot "Real" DOS on Windows XP 2005-07-24 Mark Bailey had documented a way to dual-boot FreeDOS with Windows XP, without having to re-install Windows. lol. great post to read Jun 16, 2005 #19 IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856 Install Win98 first creating a partition around 1GB for Win 98 another for XP around 5GB.

What does one have to enter into the boot.ini file in such a situation to get DOS and Windows XP to show up on the NT bootloader? TweakHomePC Dual-booting all versions of Windows and Linux Dual-Boot | Win 8 | Win 7 | Vista | Win XP/2K/NT | I love a good puzzle and want to see if I'm No, you must perform a "clean

I think MS-DOS is quite capable of reading a FAT32 disk of over 2GB, simply because Win98 could do it (I'm not talking about in win32 mode, I'm talking about from

Write-protect the floppy. Reboot and test the dual-boot. I'll probably still go back and try to get the xp

If you hard disc is bigger than 64GB you'll need a newer copy of fdsk see my earlier post for suggested sizes. Nov 27, 2003 #11 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 Actually all you need to add is C:\="MS-DOS" [boot loader] timeout=10 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT" C:\="MS-DOS" As you have surmised Dos I am really racking my brain to figure out the "Why" in the rule of loading DOS before Windows XP, but I've yet to figure this out. my company All rights reserved.

So is XP booting fine, but MS-DOS will not boot. Reset Virtual Memory and Hibernation if you disabled them earlier. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. To Format or Delete a partition, use Disk Administrator (Windows NT) or Disk Management (Windows XP/2000).

Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Dual boot XP / MS-DOS install, partition size, FAT vs NTFS The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is It will delete a non-FAT logical partition when you had actually told it to delete a FAT partition somewhere farther down the chain of logical partitions. Interestingly enough, the orphaned S mentioned in the above post has now found a home with the rest of the word WINDOW. Thanks, Darrell Gorter[MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights --------------------

Ah well, such is microsoft. Thanks, fsb1284 Attached Thumbnails 0 Advertisements #2 peterm Posted 25 December 2005 - 06:45 PM peterm Trusted Tech Technician 3,173 posts Dos should be the 1st thing you install then xp The easiest solution would be to start from a floppy, then go to Z:\. I think I had better rephrase my question now that I've thought about it for a while...Given my situation, is there any way to do manually (via editing the boot.ini/other files)

Press Y for enable large disk support if you intend using FAT32; otherwise N. MS-DOS must be installed on a Primary FAT32/FAT partition on the first hard disk (seen as Disk0 at boot time). Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. I would format them as NTFS also.Now, DOS will be unable to "see" anything on the NTFS volumes so you will want to locate NTFS4DOS which allows your to "see" an

Ask a question and give support. Windows 95 Startup Disks do not have CD support (add your CD-ROM driver). Allow plenty of time! [top of page] Procedure: Installing MS-DOS on a Windows XP or 2000 that's using FAT32 Reboots are important. I would recommend installing each OS on it's own partition or drive.

How To Create a Multiple-Boot System in Windows XP;en-us;306559&Product=winxp -- Carey Frisch Microsoft MVP Windows XP - Shell/User Microsoft Newsgroups Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies: Over-write the MS-DOS boot sector with one for Windows XP/2000. 3. Jun 17, 2005 #23 Bipolar_Gargoyl TS Rookie Posts: 71 Sorry for the confusion, I Have an A: drive, but my pc doesn't have a place to put it.


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