Complete removal of Advanced server beta.

Posted on 1999-10-31
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I had Win 98 already installed and went to install the advanced server beta. It of course said it would only install in it's own directory (not upgrade). Fine, I installed it and it modified everything to be dual boot. Only problem is, is that the setup can't finish! Error log says it can't load the product catalog. Now my system has all that nt loader crap on it and I want to get it back to just Windows 98. I can delete the NT directories, but the boot sectors, ntloader, boot.ini, etc stuff is all still there. How do I completely remove all this so my machine is back to normal? I don't want to format/kill my partitions and start all over, but I may have to if noone can help with this...
Question by:CyberGar

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ftown earned 400 total points
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I have a simular setup of win95(ie5 but not OSR2) and win2k, build 2073 except that I set win95 to boot first using the win2k advanced system properties.  I dind have enough roopm to finish after the third try.
The trick is to make a win98 boot disk with sys.com on it.
Boot from this diskdiskette, then type "sys c:" and wait for a return of "system transfered".  
Now you should be able to boot win98 directly and get rid of all the junk.
This will work with any fat16 drive setup and may just work for fat32.  This I have never tried since we stayed with win95 until now.
                                    Good luck

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ID: 2185844
Worked fine with a fat32 partition! I deleted all the WinNT files and the ntloader garbage from the root of c:. When I rebooted, I got an error saying the the ntloader could not be found and press an key to restart. I  through in my Win98 startup disk, rebooted with it and did the "sys a:\ c:" command. When I rebooted, it went directly into win98 without a hitch.
Thanks a bunch!
Sorry for the delay on this, work's been busy!

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