Hi all there - did some work here - If you already have WinXP installed and like to add Win9X or WinME ON A NEW HARD DRIVE - then follow the steps below -it will take you as much time as to install Win98 + 10 minutes configuring time - a lot less than to REINSTALL BOTH OS's.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STEP BY STEP After a accidental deletion of My Test Computers WinXp drive - and a successful RESTORE of it I went on this morning to get this issue solved - to HOW TO ADD WINDOWS 98 or WINME to a Existing WinXP configuration.. I searched through the Microsoft Q/A section but didn't actually helped me much - as I can do this but The prior tries were - more or less complicated and I was lookking for a "EASY WAY" so everyone with general computer knowledge could do this.. and here are the resuslts.. You can see those in the pictures I made..Link Below First of all this here accounts only to add a Windows 98 on a newly installed hard drive after WinXp had been installed.. I'm working on a similar case for Multipartitions - and if verythings turns out OK then it should be Online within tomorrow.. Steps to take - 1.Disable or unplug your WinXP the drive in the BIOS 2.Connect your NEW DRIVE as SLAVE to the Primary IDE controller. The new Drive will be Automatically be C:\ as there is no C:\Drive found as it has either been disabled or has been Disconnected = see number 1. 3.Set the BOOT SEQUENCE in the Bios to CDROM C A 4.Insert the Win9X or WinME CDROM and restart your computer with this configuration 5.From the Windows Setup menu select SETUP WINDOWS 98 or WINME 6.complete SETUP Then shut down.. 7.Now either you have to Reconnect the drive WinXp drive or enable it in the BIOS - NOTE - The best configuration would be if you Switch the WinXP drive to become SLAVE in the BIOS This meaning that you have to configure the jumpers again on the drives..Making the NEW DRIVE MASTER!!! But this is not really necessary.. just look at STEP 8 how to configure this 8.Again set the boot to CDROM in the bios and then use your WinXP CDrom to boot the computer - 9.When you come to the setup Screen CHOOSE R For RECOVERY CONSOLE this will ask you a.) to what Windows Configuration you would like to logon - default Windows (1) will be shown so press 1 and then press enter b.) You will be asked for the ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD - type it and press enter - c.) C:\Windows> will appear on the screen if the DRIVE IS SET TO MASTER - D:\Windows>will appear If the drive is Set to slave.. 10.Change to your WINDOWS9X or WinME drive with the follwing command C:\ and enter if your WinXP configuration DISPLAYED D:\Windows> D:\ and enter if your WinXP configuration DISPLAYED C:\Windows> any other drive letter if depends on your configuration - 11.Make sure that what you see on the screen is Windows9X or WinME You will see this if there are Following files in the ROOT FOLDER a.)IO.SYS b.)MSDOS.SYS C.)COMMAND.COM 12.TYPE at this prompt the line you see below - EXACLTY PLEASE - FIXBOOT C:and press enter - If your WinXP was found at D:\ !!! (Windows respond to you) FIXBOOT D:and press enter - if your WinXP was found at C:\ !!!(Windows respond to you) FIXBOOT YOUR DRIVE LETTER - where you placed Windows9X or WinME (Windows respond to you) 13. when done type exit this will restart your computer .. NOTE: If your WinXP drive is master then you have to set the Win98 hard drive in the bios BOOT option as FIRST BOOT DEVICE !!! if you Switched drive and jumpers - and the Win98 drive is MASTER then make sure that the FIRST BOOT DEVICEis set to A C CDROM or just to the primary master for newer Bioses.. This will then make the necessary changes to the Boot.ini - and start your computer - boot back into WinXP first and excute the line from the command prompt below first - as this will enable the RECOVERY option without to have to insert the WinXP cdrom each time if you like to go to the recovery console Command line from START RUN In the Open box, type d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons where d is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive then follow the instructions on the screen - made a few screenshots of this.. Now you are done and finish - you are able to boot to either os from WinXp bootmanager - Look at the Pictures below.. and compare the DISKMANAGEMENT you will see the DRIVE do NOT CHANGE Posisition in WinXP even it wasn't booted from that drive - Look for the SYSTEM which means in that case The BOOT DRIVE>>.! Any problem - just email me or post back here.. There is no danger so far for this - as your WinXP will be in working condition - If you make a mistake then Step 12 FIXBOOT and YOUR WINXP drive letter will clear the problem Hope could be of help here and may the Mods will place this on TOP.. To see the pictures click on this Link because those pics taking over 500K in space..