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I am operating W2k on logical partition #2, E:\. I have W98 on logical partition #1, C:\.
I have access to both partitions in explorer and when I open partition magic, it says that partition C is active and partition E is hidden, even though that is the partition I am in.

Do you know if I can delete C and return my drive to one drive letter without problem?
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It is not quite clear to me what you want
If you want to keep 2 OS'ses, you need 2 partitions.
If you only want to keep Win2K "deleting"your C partition is not the way to go, your computer won't boot no more if you do so.
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With w98 in the first partition and w2k in the second, is there any way to wind up with the w2k os in the first partition and "lose" w98?
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If your C drive. is big enough, I would do a fresh W2K install there.
With your old W2K on E it is easy to copy data you want to keep.
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My concern was that the E: Drive W2k seems to be using files from the C: Drive W98. Would a fresh W2k install on C: impair the function of W2k on E:?
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That all depends on what files you told it to use from C, normally it uses C only for it's bootinstructions.
They WILL be overwritten if you format C prior to a clean install .
So, no easy booting up W2K on E anymore , unless The new W2K adapts the boot.ini, wich i'll doubt.....? Or, you could copy the bootfiles to a Floppy and boot from that if you want to keep access to your 2K on E :tazz:
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