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Dual boot Win98SE and XP: FAT32 Partition not accessible under 98

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Hi there.


I'd like to setup a dual boot PC with windows 98SE and XP. Therefore the 160GB hard disk was partitioned like that:

  • 30GB FAT32 for WIn98SE (C:)
  • 60GB FAT32 for WinXP (D:)
  • 50GB FAT32 for shared Data and stuff that should not get lost when re-installing one of the two OS (E:).

First I installed Win98SE, which worked fine at first with access to all of the other partitions as well.

Then I went on an put WinXP on the second partition - during that installation the setup also installed a boot manager which lets me choose between 98 and XP on startup.

But unfortunately I can not access the XP and shared-data-partition under 98 anymore. Why is that? All partitions are STILL Fat32, not NTFS. What can I do to get access to drive E: back?


Thanks a lot.

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