W2k - Multi boot 'selector' doesn't come on

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Gus, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Gus

    Gus Guest

    I have just installed 2 instances of W2k in different partitions (dual

    However, when the system boots up, I do not get the dialog that permits me
    to select between these two systems (it boots directly to the last system I

    I have set 'start up & recovery' to show all systems for 2 secs (but nothing
    shows). Incidentally - I also have Partition Magic on the system (not sure
    if this is relevant, but suspect it might be).

    What can I do to make windows display the choice of O/S's??

    Thanks for any help.
    Gus, Apr 19, 2004
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  2. Gus

    why? Guest

    It's (at least in the older version I have) Boot Magic , supplied with
    PM that has the select OS options, and not PM.
    Check the boot entries are ok.


    289022 - HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP
    HOW TO: Edit the Boot.ini File in Windows XP. ... Sample Boot.ini File.
    This is a
    sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional
    computer. ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022 - 18k -
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    239780 - Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File
    Safe-Mode Boot Switches for Windows Boot.ini File. View products
    that this article
    applies to. This article was previously published under Q239780.
    SUMMARY. ...
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q239780 - 13k -
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    why?, Apr 19, 2004
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