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Windows XP installation prevents booting to Win98

Recently I installed Windows XP over Win98. I installed on the same partition as Win 98, but now I can't boot to Win98. Is there any solution to this problem? If not, how can remove Win98 from my hard drive? The folders of Win98 are still present since I installed Win XP into a different directory.
When setting up a dual boot system, you should never set up two operating systems on the same partition as critical files are often overwritten. To prevent future problems and incompatibilities, I would recommend wiping the entire hard drive, and starting over with a clean installation of Windows XP.
This was first published in January 2005
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