Windows 7 Enterprise & Windows 98 SE DualBoot

Microsoft Windows 95
June 16, 2011 at 22:02:06
Specs: Windows 98 & Windows 7, AMD Athlon II X2 250 3GHz / Host: 4 GB RAM, VM: 256MB RAM
I have added a vhd file to the bootmgr using bcdedit. When I select Windows 98 from the boot menu it start the Windows 7 error repair utililty. The command prompt text is as follows:


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {34263b3c-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
displayorder            {current}
                        {34263b40-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7 Enterprise
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {34263b3e-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {34263b3c-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {34263b40-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
device                  vhd=[C:]\VHD\Windows98.vhd
path                    \
description             Windows 98 Second Edition
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {34263b3e-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                vhd=[C:]\VHD\Windows98.vhd
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {34263b3c-2905-11e0-bdcb-86b8967bbe8a}
nx                      OptIn
detecthal               Yes

C:\>


Please help! I do not know what to do to fix the problem.


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#1
June 20, 2011 at 09:36:49
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/windows-98-and-7/170502.html

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#2
June 20, 2011 at 19:26:37
I already have Windows 98 SE set up in MS VPC 2007, but it is too slow. Drivers are not a serious problem in this situation. I have also found that native boot from a VHD is supported only for Windows 7 Enterprise/Utlamate and Windows Server 20008 R2. However, if I boot from a partition on a physical hard disk, I need to know what to set as the path in the second boot loader, or it will not boot. I suspect this is one of the following:

\system.1st
\msdos.sys
\Windows\win.com
\Windows\himem.sys

It might be something else though. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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