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Solved dos/windows XP dual boot

August 18, 2018 at 13:20:44
Specs: DOS 6.2
Loaded DOS 6.22 from CD on to Compaq Notebook. The DOS partition was 2GB. Computer booted perfectly.

Then, I attempted to load Windows XP via CD onto a 7Gbyte Partition. I received a message from BIOS inviting me to boot from CD. I hit a key to say "Yes"

The computer simply booted into DOS 6.22

I tried then to attempt Windows 7. Once again, computer booted into DOS 6.22.

I then decided to delete the DOS partition.

I was then able to load Windows XP.

I would be grateful if anyone could suggest what the problem might be.

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August 18, 2018 at 14:16:26
✔ Best Answer

Make sure you install to the partition/drive not containing DOS.

When the XP setup is complete, it should give you a boot menu that will allow you to choose between Windows XP and DOS.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

message edited by T-R-A

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August 20, 2018 at 04:54:29
I've setup several dual boot systems but never with DOS as one of the OS's. You may need a boot manager. Here's an oldie but a goodie, along with a review:

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August 23, 2018 at 09:02:40
Many thanks, I will try to reinstall and see what happens

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August 23, 2018 at 09:05:19
Thank you T.R.A. I am going on holidays but will try to install when I return. I appreciate your efforts..

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