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Linuxhelp _ General Discussion _ Winxp And Win98 On Same Machine

Posted by: Robert83 Aug 27 2004, 05:52 AM

Hello all,

I've got this machine I've installed first win98se (for the kids) and then winXP pro for the (adults).

Win98 is badly damaged (thanks to the thing that one of the kids installed and removed some crazy stuff).

It looks like this :

Partition 1 Win98SE
Partition 2 FAT 32
Partition 3 FAT 32
Partition 4 WinXP Pro [ntfs]
Partition 5 Ntfs
Partition 6 Ntfs

I've tried reinstalling Win98 (on top of the old one) but it's is still doing crazy things, so my guess is that I need to format c: (or delete the win98 dir),

the problem is that if I format c I will destroy the mbr and with it the winxp will be gone right ?

is there a way to solve this somehow ? I need to install a new win98se (since the old one is not recoverable)

Sincerely
Robert B

Posted by: hughesjr Aug 29 2004, 08:11 AM

You can format C:, then install Win98SE ... afterwards, boot from the XP CD and go into the repai console and use the fixmbr command.

Before you do, copy the files (probably now on C:) for XP boot off (before formatting c:) and put them back (before booting the XP CD).

the files are:

boot.ini
ntldr
ntdetect.com

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