Dual OS Problem

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    darshanwadikar New Member

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    I've "Intel865" with "P-4 HT" and "384 RAM" along with Broad Band connection. I've Dual OS (Win98 on C: & WinXP Pro on D: ). Now I don't want to use Win98, but as it is on Primary partition, whenever I format it the WinXP fails to load as it is on secondary partition. How can I format Win98 without losing the existing installed WinXP? I also 've the Ghost Backup (Symantec Ghost) of both the partions.
     
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    Well it seems that C: is ur MBR.....to remove 98 u can do 2 things.....

    1>Format both the drives and install XP...

    2>Just delete win98..delete only 'Windows' 'My Documents' 'Prgramfiles'
    'Page file'

    Do not delete the MBR files..

    Now boot from the XP cd and enter the recovery console and run fixboot...
     
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    format drive c:
    then boot from XP cd and press R for reparing then select your windows installation and enter the admin password (the password u choosed while installing XP) and issue two commands and u r done the commands are -
    fixboot
    fixmbr
     
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    Thanks to both of you, will try this on sunday as I don't 've time on other days. Also will give you the results. Once again thank you for help..............
     
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