DUAL BOOT WIN XP AND WIN 9X WITH BOOTH THINKING THEY ARE C: AND BOOT MENU AT START UP
A: Install Windows XP
1. Create an NTFS Primary Partition (leaving enough space at the front of the drive for your later FAT32 Primary Partition).
2. Make sure the drive is Marked Active.
3. Now Install Windows XP to your NTFS partition
B: Install Windows 9X
1. Now that Windows XP has been installed, create an FAT32 Primary Partition at the beginning of the drive.
2. Make sure the FAT32 partition is now Marked Active.
3. Now install your Windows 95, 98SE, ME and it will install on that first partition.
C: Setup the Dual Boot Start Menu
1. Boot your computer and get into the “eXtended FDisk” program. I actually use the HiRen’s BootCD 15.2 to do this.
2. Select Install Boot Manager
3. Set Start Options checking Clear Screen and Simple Menus
5. Highlight the partition that you want to have as a default boot and then go to the “New Boot Menu” and give that partition a name.
6. Make sure that the partition you want to default boot to is set Marked Active
7. Now you can enter the “New Boot Menu” name for the second partition.
You are almost done, but there is one small feature that you have to do. Boot into MiniXP or above PE that allows you to read NTFS partitions. When you do, go into your NTFS partition and edit your boot.ini file. It needs to be set to read the (2) partition instead of the (1) partition. Once that is done, you now have the ability to reboot your computer and select whichever OS to boot to.