First post, by p6889k
Currently I have single 80GB HDD partitioned with Win98SE on first partition (FAT32) and WinXP on second partition (NTFS), dual booting using Boot Magic 7. It's working great, but I would like to add a second HDD and move WinXP to it. The goal is to keep Win98 on 80GB HDD and create WinXP on 512GB SSD for more space and speed (SSD). I'm ok reinstalling everything from scratch if needed.
So far I failed. If I install XP on 2nd drive, Boot Magic stops working and I can only boot WinXP from 2nd drive. Boot Magic shows it's installed and configured properly, but never shows up at boot time.
I also tried using System Commander 8.2. When I use its OS Install Wizard it doesn't even give me the option to install to 2nd HDD. Reading its manual it sounds like Installing pre-Vista Windows can only occur on primary drive.
So, have any of you figured out how to accomplish this? If yes, how? I have tried gazillion different ways to accomplish this and am about to give up 😀
And...I wat to avoid having to change boot order in Bios every time I want to switch OS, I need to be able to use boot tool such as Boot Magic or System Commander.
If I don't succeed with this, I will likely just keep everything on the single drive and use the second drive as a data drive for XP software/game installs.
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