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Windows 7: Triple Boot With Win7, XP, and 2K

19 Mar 2010   #1

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Triple Boot With Win7, XP, and 2K

I`m doing a triple boot with Windows 7 Windows XP and Windows 2000 so I need drivers for Windows 2000 first. Just check my system specs for the info.

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19 Mar 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yey456726 View Post
I`m doing a triple boot with Windows 7 Windows XP and Windows 2000 so I need drivers for Windows 2000 first. Just check my system specs for the info.
To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority of drivers I have used for XP have been compatible with 2K, ie they are identified as "XP2K" or something similar. The same driver you install for XP should work for 2K.

Please have a look at this project I did awhile back:

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...dual-boot.html

Cheers!
Robert
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20 Mar 2010   #3

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Yeah but no i need help generally installing 2K it just bluescreens on me halfway thru loading the files
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23 Mar 2010   #5

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Well I changed my plans to a dual boot with XP and 2000 but I can`t boot into XP anymore.
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23 Mar 2010   #6

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23 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

If ACPI is enabled in your bios then XP and 2000 will not work until you disable it. Check your bios and make sure that it is disabled. If enabled it can cause the installer to bsod part of the way through the install.
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24 Mar 2010   #8

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This is what happened...
I installed Win2K in Hard disk J
It boots into Win2k and wont boot XP
I change the boot in Win2K so XP is the default
I get this error (and yes i know it says 2000 but im tring to boot into xp) Triple Boot With Win7, XP, and 2K-xperror.jpg


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24 Mar 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yey456726 View Post
This is what happened...
I installed Win2K in Hard disk J
It boots into Win2k and wont boot XP
I change the boot in Win2K so XP is the default
I get this error (and yes i know it says 2000 but im tring to boot into xp) Attachment 62944
Windows 2000 and XP use boot.ini to identify where and how they are booted. Here is an example:

Name:  boot.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  34.0 KB

The code should look more like this:

[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="Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

If you were to swap hard drives, the first boot drive is rdisk (0) so if XP is expected to be on the second hard drive, rdisk (1) but you have moved it to rdisk (0), it will not boot. You can edit the boot.ini to match your configuration.

How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows 2000

Hope this helps?


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24 Mar 2010   #10

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Th Problem is i have no access to either 2000 or XP so is there anyway to edit it from maybe DOS? or the Win2k install disk
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