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Two O/S's

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#1 dumduck


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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:49 PM

I have just installed win XP on my slave HD. I have win 2K on the primary HD. how do I select desired O/S during Boot up ?
I have tried tapping the F8 key but the presented menu does not give me this second O/S option it just shows Windows 2000, safe Mode, ect,ect. My motherboard is an ASUS A7N8X deluxe. Both my HDD's are installed on IDE slot 1 with my DVD drive on IDE slot 2.
some advice please.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 05:27 PM

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why won't my laptop work?

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#3 sonohuey


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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:15 PM

Hey dumduck,

If you are not able to choose, your computer might be set to allow you 1 second to choose the boot option. So, let's check something.

Go to Start Menu >>> Run >>> msconfig
Hit enter after typing in msconfig

Click on the BOOT.INI tab. What does it say timeout equals? For example, mine says timeout=3.

Change the value to something that you think will give you enough time to decide which boot option you would like. You can do this by entering a new value under the 'Move Down' button towards the right.

Hope this helps. It is the easiest answer that I have.

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