Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I had Windows xp in c: and windows 2003 server in d: now i newly installed Windows Vista on my c: while installing i format my entire c: so now there is no option to enter in to my windows 2003 server can any one help on this if any possibilty is there to create boot.ini with this multi o/s the old Windows Server 2003 is still on my system as D: but I don't have the option to boot to it. Is there any way to set it up so that I can choose which OS at boot time? Help MEEEE

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

open c:\boot.ini in notepad (or edit it via the "system properties") after making it writable, and under the [operating systems] section add: multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows 2003" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

according to the disk number and the partition number of the win 2k3 installation, you might need to change it a little.

don't forget to set boot.ini to be read-only again.

share|improve this answer
add comment

This is a relatively easy problem to fix - you simply need to edit your boot.ini file.

For a microsoft-certified response on editing your boot.ini (and a much safer way than editing it straight out with notepad!), check this link.

Please don't go straight out and edit your boot.ini's contents - it is critically important. If you have no other option, at least make a backup!

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.