Dual boot, correct boot.ini

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BrianMultiLanguage

I have two drives.
drive 1(D1) = C:
drive 2(D2) = D:
D1 is XP pro and D2 is W2K
I no longer have the dual boot option and I wonder which boot.ini file is
correct so I can have dual boot back.

D1 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

D2 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect


Thanks for your support.
 
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John John

Have you tried using the bootcfg command in the Windows XP Recovery
Console to rebuild the boot.ini file?

Where did you get those boot.ini files?

Please explain "drives", do you have two physical hard disks or do you
have 2 partitions on one hard disk?

What caused you to lose dual booting abilties? Did you reinstall one of
the operating systems before this started?

Which operating system can you now boot to?

What happens when you boot the computer, are you presented with a boot
menu, or does the computer boot directly to one of the operating systems?

If you cannot use the bootcfg command to rebuild the boot.ini file then
you can try this all purpose boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 01" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 02" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 11" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 12" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 01"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 02"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 11"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 12"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

John
 
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Andy

I have two drives.
drive 1(D1) = C:
drive 2(D2) = D:
D1 is XP pro and D2 is W2K
I no longer have the dual boot option and I wonder which boot.ini file is
correct so I can have dual boot back.

D1 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

If the motherboard bios is set to boot disk D1, then dual boot is
available. The last entry containing disk(1) is invalid.
D2 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

If the motherboard bios is set to boot disk D2, then only Windows 2000
is available to be booted.
 
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BrianMultiLanguage

Thanks.
I believe that is/was th eisuue.

Andy said:
I have two drives.
drive 1(D1) = C:
drive 2(D2) = D:
D1 is XP pro and D2 is W2K
I no longer have the dual boot option and I wonder which boot.ini file is
correct so I can have dual boot back.

D1 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

If the motherboard bios is set to boot disk D1, then dual boot is
available. The last entry containing disk(1) is invalid.
D2 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

If the motherboard bios is set to boot disk D2, then only Windows 2000
is available to be booted.
Thanks for your support.
 
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BrianMultiLanguage

Have you tried using the bootcfg command in the Windows XP Recovery
Console to rebuild the boot.ini file?
No.

Where did you get those boot.ini files?
From D1 and D2.

Please explain "drives", do you have two physical hard disks or do you
have 2 partitions on one hard disk?
Drive is a physical, partitons are not.

What caused you to lose dual booting abilties? Did you reinstall one of
the operating systems before this started? Mirrored D2


Which operating system can you now boot to?
w2k

What happens when you boot the computer, are you presented with a boot
menu, or does the computer boot directly to one of the operating systems
directly to W2k

I will try out the all purpose.
Thanks
John John said:
Have you tried using the bootcfg command in the Windows XP Recovery
Console to rebuild the boot.ini file?

Where did you get those boot.ini files?

Please explain "drives", do you have two physical hard disks or do you
have 2 partitions on one hard disk?

What caused you to lose dual booting abilties? Did you reinstall one of
the operating systems before this started?

Which operating system can you now boot to?

What happens when you boot the computer, are you presented with a boot
menu, or does the computer boot directly to one of the operating systems?

If you cannot use the bootcfg command to rebuild the boot.ini file then
you can try this all purpose boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 01" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 02" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 11" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional 12" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 01"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 02"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 11"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 12"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

John
I have two drives.
drive 1(D1) = C:
drive 2(D2) = D:
D1 is XP pro and D2 is W2K
I no longer have the dual boot option and I wonder which boot.ini file is
correct so I can have dual boot back.

D1 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect

D2 boot.ini
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect


Thanks for your support.
 

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