First post, by biessea
I decided another time to write here cause I have no idea what to do.
In a previous old system I put an hard disk with Windows XP and another one with DOS 6.22 on it.
Then with BootMGR of BTTR Software I managed to work to have a menu after BIOS that permits me to choose from boot from floppy, disk 1 with DOS and disk 2 with Windows XP.
Now my problem is with another system, cause I don't really manage to work.
I just made an old good system for retro-gaming, a Pentium III 1000mhz Coppermine on Socket 370, 512MB of RAM DDR266 (two sticks), a great Radeon 9800PRO 128MB and a nice Sound Blaster Live! SB0100.
I want to have the one hard disk with Windows XP, and the second one with Windows 98SE so I can play older games and DOS 7.0 games too.
I decided to install before the Windows 98SE on the 10GB Samsung hard disk, that is set to master, and Windows XP in the second 40GB Maxtor hard disk, that is set to slave. Both hard disk like you can imagine is in the same Primary IDE channel.
Then I launched from floppy the utility that I used before, BOOTMGR from BTTR software. I like that utility cause the old "dos" interface to select from where boot the system.
After set the first partition of the first hard disk to launch Windows 98, and the second hard disk to launch Windows XP, and the floppy too, the program always made me boot with Windows 98. The program can't swap hard disk to start with Windows XP.
So i decided to revert the hard disks, I put master the Windows XP hard disk and the slave the Windows 98 hard disk, and after setting the program it happens like just before. It always make me boot from the master hard drive, even if I choose the other one.
I read all the instructions of the program and it is all correct, but I really don't know why it doesn't work.
Do you know that boot manager program ? How can I do?
If this program can't run properly do you have other solutions for me to select the operating system to boot?
Remember, I would like to remain with TWO hard disk and TWO operating system.
Any helps are appreciated.
Thanks a lot.
Computer lover since 1992.
Love retro-computing, retro-gaming, high-end systems and all about computer-tech.
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