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    morgenmuffel
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    Default Windows 2000 - unable to dual boot with any NT based OS

    Hi all

    OK I am utterly stumped here, I have win 2000 installed and I wish to dual boot it with Vista, but everytime I try I get an error along the lines of

    \windows\system32\winload.exe - is missing or corrupt

    Which i know is incorrect

    I have previously tried to dual boot with 2000 and XP but i got an error message about
    hal.dll - is missing or corrupt


    as well as trying windows 2000 and windows 2003 server and got an error about

    ntkernel (I think) - is missing or corrupt

    Now i don't believe that all my install disks are poked, i reckon it has something to do with the bootloaders, but i have triple checked the boot.ini files and they are always exactly what they should be

    Is there a step I am missing before i try installing the second OS

    I am installing the second OS to the first partition of the second harddrive

    Do I have to do something to the harddrive to make it work

    And i know this is different but I have often had my system dualbooting with linux

    Where does vista store it's boot file and paths

    Any help would be appreciated
    Last edited by Morgenmuffel; 03-12-2006 at 09:01 PM.
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    morgenmuffel
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    Default Re: Windows 2000 - unable to dual boot with any NT based OS

    Hmmm

    Greetings from Vista, i installed it on a new partition on my primary hardrive and everything worked perfectly

    Any ideas why the install wouldn't work when aimed at the secondry harddrive?
    Morgenmuffel - This word needs to be a part of the english language, in fact you should use it in everyday conversation

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