The way I have it now:
Primary active C: with Windows 98. It WAS bootable but now, I cannot.
2nd partition is drive D and it's logical.
In the dual boot (boot.ini) I set up the selection between one OS or the other. They were both flawless.
Good query on the C: and D:, however, the windows xp loads fine right now.
From there, enter the command "SYS C:". You should get a message that says "System transferred". After that, see if you can boot into 98.
I tried using that command in both the defaulted A: (where the command prompt lands when first entered), E: (CD-ROM drive), and C: (windows 98 installation location).
All selections did not work (gave that standard cannot find batch or command error).
I'm sorry, I cannot remember what the error was but it was very standard and comparable to the current window's CMD error: "******" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file)).
I did a search on the CD for SYS.com and it could not find it.
We're close now! Don't give up on me just yet.