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how to delete duplicate os loader from startup on NT 4
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cyvideoAuthor Commented:
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DjafkenCommented:
Go to root directory and find a file called BOOT.INI
It is read-only text file (so uncheck the read-only attribute, because we want to change it)
Look for a section called [operating systems]
you will see there a line for each of the lines in your startup menu
delete the line you don't want (but take care it is not the same as the line which is under [boot loader])

Kind regards,

Djafken
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cyvideoAuthor Commented:
This answer does not seem to apply to this situation, either that or I am not sure which to delete. Here is contents to my "boot.ini"

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos

What should I delete?
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DjafkenCommented:
You have 2 Windows NT installations: one on your C:-drive and one on your D:drive.
The system starts (the default) with the one on your C:-drive (I assume that is the one you want to keep?)
So you delete the lines
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
They are the ones that refer to your D-drive
Don't delete multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows NT Workstation Version 4.00 [VGA mode]" /basevideo /sos
because that is the one you need when you have trouble starting the system because eg. you have changed the monitor

Kind regards,

Djafken
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cyvideoAuthor Commented:
Many thanks,
regards,
cyvideo
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